December 4, 2010
Viacom Appeals YouTube Safe Harbor Ruling
As expected, Viacom has filed a 72 page brief in its appeal from an adverse decision at the trial level where a judge ruled that Google was entitled to safe harbor protection. Let's see if it can get past the case law in the circuit that states generalized knowledge of infringement isn't enough for liability. Details are in the Los Angeles Times.
Update: A copy of Viacom's brief is here. Reading it suggests that if the ruling below stands, it is the end of the world as we know it. If a legal document ever came across as angry and indignant, this is the one. [MG]