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Viacom Formally Appeals YouTube Decision

Media company to take copyright-infringement case to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
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Viacom on Wednesday officially filed a notice that it will appeal a
federal judge's June decision that Google and YouTube are protected from
the media company's copyright-infringement claims by the Digital
Millennium Copyright Act. Viacom will appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.

In the June ruling, Judge Louis Stanton of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York granted Google's request for a summary judgment that it qualifies for DMCA protection, saying that YouTube removed illegal content promptly as required by federal copyright law.

The
company, whose properties include MTV, Nickelodeon and Paramount
Pictures, filed suit against YouTube and Google in 2007 alleging they
engaged in deliberate copyright infringement designed to boost traffic
to YouTube and was seeking more than $1 billion in damages.

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