Ninth Circuit panel rules that Google must remove Innocence of Muslims video from YouTube, concluding that plaintiff actress, who had received death
District court grants in part motions for reconsideration of order granting summary judgment in defendants' favor based on DMCA safe harbor protection
Ninth Circuit upholds DMCA safe harbor protection from copyright infringement liability for defendant video-sharing site Veoh, affirming grant of summary judgment in defendants’ favor.
In a copyright infringement action, defendant MP3tunes, which provides a service that allows users to search the internet for free song files and a service that allows the online personal storage of such song files, was determined to qualify for DMCA safe harbor protection except with respect to certain specific songs identified in DMCA takedown notices and not removed from user lockers.
In copyright infringement and DMCA misrepresentation action involving the creation of a video in Canada which was then uploaded to You Tube’s servers in California, the court denied defendant’s motion to dismiss the infringement claim on extraterritoriality grounds, holding that extraterritoriality (whether or not the claim arises in the U.S.) is an element of a claim and not an issue of subject matter jurisdiction and further held that the doctrine of extraterritoriality does not apply if at least some part of the infringement occurs in the U.S.; court also denies in part defendant’s motion to dismiss DMCA misrepresentation claim.
Court grants summary judgment on copyright infringement claims by plaintiffs, holders of copyrights in the songs “The Boys of Summer” and “All She Wants to Do Is Dance,” which were the basis for songs used by defendants without authorization in political campaign ads; court grants summary judgment for defendants on plaintiff’s Lanham Act claims.
Court grants summary judgment for YouTube and Google in copyright infringement action for large amount of copyrighted material on website, holding that defendants are entitled to the DMCA 512(c) safe harbor because they had insufficient notice of the particular infringements.
District court denies Veoh Networks’ motion for attorney’s fees in DMCA safe harbor litigation, holding, inter alia, that Veoh failed to demonstrate that UMG acted in bad faith by failing to use DMCA’s notice and takedown procedure before filing suit and that UMG’s claims were not objectively unreasonable.
Defendant Veoh operates an Internet-based service that allows users to share videos with others.
In copyright infringement action against file sharing service, court holds defendants directly infringed plaintiffs’ copyrights in their sound recordings and defendants are liable for vicarious and contributory infringement and inducement to infringe; court grants in part plaintiffs’ motion for sanctions for discovery abuse and prevents defendants from asserting DMCA safe harbor defense.