Appeals court rejects record label’s effort to neuter DMCA safe harbor

Posted by BernardSwiss on Mar 16, 2013 11:41 AM EDT
Ars Technica; By Timothy B. Lee
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Unsurprisingly, major copyright holders hate the exemption, and they've waged a decade-long fight to weaken it. In 2007, UMG Recordings sued the video site Veoh, making arguments that, if accepted, would effectively neuter the safe harbor's protection for user-generated content sites. The courts have been weighing UMG and Veoh's arguments for the last six years.

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