I’ll be sad to no longer see those embarrassing documents coming out of the court proceedings. Here’s a recap.
Jon Stewart on Viacom subsidiary Comedy Central does the backstory.
The news is good for YouTube and the people who like to share their videos. It’s bad for Viacom VIA and the traditional media who might not like their content to be shared openly.
Or specifically, “the court has decided that YouTube is protected by the safe harbor of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) against claims of copyright infringement. The decision follows established judicial consensus that online services like YouTube are protected when they work cooperatively with copyright holders to help them manage their rights online.”
But what it means to me is that we’ll no longer get to look into the respective companies court documents for entertainment. For instance, YouTube outed these from Viacom:
That’s comedy gold!
But YouTube had some gems of their own:
But now, with the win in his pocket, YouTube CEO Chad Hurley today Tweeted:
There is still some comedy there.