Copyright Owners Face New Obstacles In Fighting Online Infringement

Westlaw Journal

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Copyright owners and online service providers have some measure of guidance from three U.S. courts of appeal (the 2nd, 9th and 7th circuits) regarding the reach of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. This comes after a year or more of uncertainty caused by an earlier split between the 2nd and 9th circuits, which has now been resolved with the withdrawal of one 9th Circuit opinion and the issuance of another.

Online service providers include websites like YouTube, which permits users to upload content (such as video) to the site.


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