What was the effect of the Second Circuit's recent decision in Viacom v. YouTube on websites and other businesses relying on user-generated content? According to this article, not good at a minimum, and potentially dramatic. The article reviews the Second Circuit's holdings, and concludes that by re-instating certain of Viacom's claims and not granting YouTube DMCA safe harbor protection at this point in the case, businesses which focus on user-generated content but who lack Google's cash strength might find it tougher to operate under the threat of ruinous litigation costs.
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Viacom v. YouTube a HUGE 2nd Circuit intellectual property decision