Tip of the hat to Naomi Jane Gray, Esq., of Harvey Siskind LLP, who brought this to our attention.
In UMG Recordings v. Veoh Networks, the decision of the District Court dismissing the case on summary judgment, on the basis of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, has been affirmed by the Ninth Circuit.
Ninth Circuit Decision Affirming District Court granting of defendants' motion for summary judgment
September 11, 2009, District Court decision
[Ed. Note. Sadly, despite the meritlessness of UMG's case, it was able to force Veoh to spend so much money on legal fees that it succeeded in putting Veoh out of business. The courts need to recognize that merely enforcing the Digital Millenium Copyright Act safe harbor by costly nonsensical litigation of this nature is the same as not enforcing it at all. Few defendants have the money to spend that the RIAA seems content to waste pursuing frivolous claims. -R.B.]
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