YouTube Not Liable for Violating Viacom’s Copyrights

YouTube came up as the greatest video sharing platform in February 2005 and has evolved to be something even far beyond that. The company is the heaven as being the best portal around the World Wide Web. It provides you with an opportunity in order to share your videos of unlimited length on the internet without restrictions about sizes. As being a registered member, you can easily upload as many of the videos that you want to. You can even watch unlimited videos even when you are not a registered member.

The case

Viacom presented a case back in 2007 against YouTube in response to their videos, programs and movies were uploaded on YouTube without consent from Viacom. This was taken as a violation of the copyright laws that were with the company and they claimed $ 1billion against the violation and their copyright loss. The videos were uploaded by some of the users registered with the portal and YouTube had nothing to do with the uploading exactly. Like every video that users upload, this one was also uploaded without any hindrance. The case was in the courts for a very long duration until the decision was made.

The verdict

Google ultimately won the long case on behalf of the YouTube. Viacom has given a statement that they are going to appeal against the federal court for the case has been misled into the wrong direction therefore the statement is not accurate. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act saves YouTube from this allegation and that is what Google has used throughout the case in order to pull YouTube out of the issue. There is certainly nothing about the ruling that Viacom would be happy about.

This is certainly not justified that no one from the YouTube executives know about any copyright violation that is occurring on their platform would certainly give a hope to the Viacom officials against which they are planning to move ahead in the federal courts.

The DMCA precisely gives safe edge to all the providers who have no idea of copyright violation that is going under the services that they provide.  They need to fix the issues once you come up with the information about the violation by the copyright holding source. YouTube came up with the justification right away that users contribute to the uploading of the information and the site has a monetary system that asks other users to report about a certain video. The video is checked with respect to the said report and removed in case the violation was there.

Statements from both parties

Google is satisfied with the platform of YouTube being safe through the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DCMA) against any such claims as the channel contains millions of videos that cannot be screened, the best way to do this is to be reported by the users around the platform and YouTube would certainly take necessary steps against the video. The verdict is considered to be a great step in the circulation of information on the online mediums for people around the world.

Viacom on the contrary is of the point of view that the court was flawed and YouTube is still liable for violating the copyrights that itt holds with it and they still claim to have 1 billion dollars to be paid against the loss that they had. They are still hopeful about the next phase.

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