YouTube sued over copyright infringement
by GREG SANDOVAL
ZDNet, publication date: 18 July 2006
"'Mr. Tur's lawsuit is without merit,' YouTube said in a statement. 'YouTube is a service provider that complies with all the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), and therefore is entitled to the full protections of the safe harbor provisions of the Act.'
Passed in 1998 to protect copyright holders from technology that facilitated piracy, the DMCA also offered protection to Web service providers by limiting their liability in cases where their customers were found guilty of copyright violation."