Viacom's $1bn YouTube lawsuit reversed

Viacom Inc. says its copyrights were violated by Google Inc by letting users post clips from shows including American TV show "The Colbert Report" without authorisation.

They sued YouTube in 2007, seeking $1 billion in damages and claiming that YouTube users were illegally uploading thousands of videos of Viacom television programs.

The case was thrown out in 2010 when a US judge ruled that the video site had been protected by the DMCA's safe harbor provisions.

The lower-court judge had ...

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