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$1 Billion Lawsuit Against YouTube Dismissed!

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Score one for YouTube!

Yesterday, Judge Louis Stanton of the U.S. District Court of New York dismissed the $1 billion lawsuit from Viacom against Google and its video-sharing site, claiming that it complies with copyright laws upheld in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act!

Basically, Viacom wanted to be able to patrol YouTube themselves and tell users to take done video content that they owned, because they didn't think the internet service was doing it properly, and furthermore encouraging its users to continue to violate copyright laws. However, in Stanton's 30-page ruling, he essentially tells Viacom to eff off and asserts that YouTube is within compliance of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act!

We're sure there will be an appeal, so YouTube - keep being awesome!

What do U think?? Should Viacom's suit be dismissed??

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17 comments to “$1 Billion Lawsuit Against YouTube Dismissed!”



  1. 1

    "down", not "done". enough with the spelling mistakes you bush-league fuck-o.



  2. 2

    Dismiss and move on.



  3. 3

    Viacom wants to be BIG brother…but they keep getting shot down…Now if they would start going after APPLE…the next try and own it ALL company



  4. 4

    GOOD WORK! YOU HEAR THAT SUMNER REDSTONE, YOU OLD CROTCHETY MOTHERFUCKER, YOU ARE NOT THE INTERNET POLICE AND YOU NEVER WILL BE. SHUT THE FUCK UP AND DEAL WITH THE FACT THAT YOU WILL NOT GET YOUR WAY NO MATTER HOW MUCH CASH IS HANGING OUT OF YOUR OLD DUSTY ASS. FUCK YOU.



  5. 5

    Youtube is awesome and this is awesome for them! Go Youtubes! :D



  6. 6

    Okay, so Viacom wants to monitor youtube..K…I guess we should have had monitors in the late 70's early 80's when we were passing copied cassettes of the newest bands out to our friends…It's an old and moot argument in that if you are going to make a stink about it now, you should have made a stink about it then…Videos, cassettes, no difference in my opinion…



  7. 7

    Basically you can't spell and are a douchebag Mario.



  8. 8

    VIACOM BLOWS!!!



  9. 9

    ummm yeah it should've been thrown out! fuck viacom!



  10. 10

    Re: brittiedonna – I totally agree.

  11. kizzy says – reply to this


    11

    YESSSSSSSSSSS I HATE VICAOM YOUTUBE IS AWESOME DEATH TO COPYRIGHT



  12. 12

    Its a bit like how the US wants to go in and patrol the rest of the world…



  13. 13

    Viacom was taking down shit that wasn't even theirs, and this is old news already.



  14. 14

    FUCK YEAH! :D youtube rocks!



  15. 15

    soo… i totally worked at viacom during this lawsuit… we were hired to view the content of the clips and check to see what was edited… and knowing that viacom laid off 850 ppl that year on xmas eve… and knowing that i was only a temp… and knowing that they shelled out 21 bucks an hour to the 40 of us they hired to "patrol" plus 150 a month in subsidized travel … that should be enough to say it was a win for the people… we got paid bank and they never got anything from it… now i realllly loved that job… and i also really still hate viacom lol… death to the corporate man!!!



  16. 16

    VIACOM TO DIEE… But I love spongebob :/ :L



  17. 17

    u hated youtube about a year ago when they cancelled ur account……