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SF Activist Groups Drop Viacom Lawsuit Over Colbert Parody

EFF IN THE NEWS
July 18, 2007

Two activist groups Monday dismissed a lawsuit they filed in federal court in San Francisco last month against Viacom International Inc. for demanding removal of a parody of the Colbert Report from YouTube...

Fred Von Lohmann, an Electronic Frontier Foundation lawyer who represented MoveOn.org, said the media conglomerate had taken important steps "to respect newsworthy and transformative uses of their material."

The attorney said, "We hope other media companies will follow Viacom's lead."

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