July 17, 2006 | By Fred von Lohmann

YouTube Sued

YouTube has been sued in federal court for copyright infringement.

A Los Angeles video news service sued YouTube Inc. on Friday in federal court for allowing its users to upload copyrighted video footage onto the popular Web site, including the beating of trucker Reginald Denny during the 1992 riots.

Los Angeles News Service and its owner and operator, Robert Tur, assert in the lawsuit that in one week's time, one version of the Denny beating uploaded by a YouTube user was viewed and downloaded 1,000 times via the site.

When it comes to the footage in question, Mr. Tur is quite an active litigant, having taken cases up to the Ninth Circuit several times in the past (he's won some, he's lost some).

It looks like my article on YouTube and copyright law was quite timely. Give it a read to find out why YouTube should win this one.


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