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Google Cites Law’s Protections in Copyright Case

Posted May 1, 2007 11:01 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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A response filed by Google in a copyright infringement suit says it is protected from liability by safe-harbor clauses in a 1998 federal law.

Viacom Inc. claims Google infringes its patents through videos posted by users on Google’s YouTube Web site.

Google cites the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in its defense, the Wall Street Journal reports. Google says it is protected under the law because it promptly removes improper content, makes it difficult to upload it again, and provides a way for copyright holders to complain.

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