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In this week’s 4MR podcast I consider the ruling in the YouTube vs. Viacom court case, with the judge essentially throwing out Viacom’s $1 billion lawsuit. The judge believed that YouTube followed the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s “safe harbor” provision, taking down videos that violated copyrights when the copyright holder gave it a take-down notice. Viacom said it would appeal the decision while YouTube called it a strike for content-sharing sites on the web. I talked to MediaShift legal correspondent Rob Arcamona to get his take.

Check it out:

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Listen to my entire interview with Rob Arcamona:

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Background music is “What the World Needs” by the The Ukelele Hipster Kings via PodSafe Music Network.

Here are some links to related sites and stories mentioned in the podcast:

Google Wins Key Copyright Ruling at Wall Street Journal

How the YouTube-Viacom Ruling Will Set the Web Free at the Atlantic

Four Copyright Lessons From Google’s Viacom Victory at Forbes

Will video sites stop filtering content? at Hollywood Reporter

YouTube’s legal victory supports Internet service providers at International Business Times

Reacting to the YouTube-Viacom Case That Isn’t Over Yet at The Big Money

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Mark Glaser is executive editor of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He also writes the bi-weekly OPA Intelligence Report email newsletter for the Online Publishers Association. He lives in San Francisco with his son Julian. You can follow him on Twitter @mediatwit.


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