Google's Court Victory Is A Big Win For Uploaders, BitTorrent Sites

Google won a big decision in its long-running court fight with Viacom yesterday, as a US District Court in New York ruled that, as long as web entities offer to work with copyright holders to prevent infringement when it's found, they are protected against claims of infringement by the safe harbour of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

Venture capitalist Fred Wilson calls the ruling a victory for entrepreneurs, the web and user-generated content. The TorrentFreak blog points out, too, that it's also a win, if only as grounds for appeal, for torrent trackers like isoHunt and miniNova that similarly offer to take down infringing material when it's found. Image via TorrentFreak

[Official Google Blog, A VC, TorrentFreak]


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