BrandArena: Premier League settles YouTube copyright case

Wednesday 13 November 2013

Premier League settles YouTube copyright case

Top division of English football, the Premier League has settled its long-running legal conflict with Google's YouTube over alleged copyright infringement of its content.

YouTube was sued in May 2007 in federal court in New York for allegedly permitting postings of copyrighted material from the Premier League without permission.

YouTube and Google had argued their actions were permitted under US copyright law, which permits “fair use” of protected material. They had also said the Premier League did not do enough on its own to limit illegal postings.

According to Bloomberg, Facebook Inc. (FB), Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO), EBay Inc. (EBAY) and IAC/Interactive Corp. had all submitted friend-of-the-court briefs on Google’s behalf.
Other than the fact that all parties were to bear their own litigation and attorney fee costs, no details of the dismissal were revealed in the court filing.

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