Intellectual Property, Patent & Trademark Law

YouTube Videos Are Focus Of Infringement Case Clarifiying Contours Of DMCA's Safe Harbor

Second Circuit revives billion-dollar YouTube infringement suit

The Second Circuit's recent decision in Viacom International Inc. v. YouTube Inc., No. 10-3270-cv (April 5, 2012) takes on the scope of the liability that an Internet service provider may have for copyright infringement by its users — liability that, in the Viacom case, may run as high as a billion dollars.

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