The Football Association Premier League Limited, et al. v. YouTube, Inc. et al., 1:07-cv-03582. The plaintiff sought to hold Google liable for millions of works available on YouTube without authorization from the copyright owners. In this and similar actions, Google maintains that it is protected by the “safe harbor” provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Judge Stanton called the action a “Frankenstein monster posing as a class action,” finding the class was too large and the interests were too disparate: “Plaintiffs offer no explanation of how the worldwide members of this proposed class are to be identified, how they are to prove copyright ownership by themselves or by their authorized agent, or how they will establish that defendants became aware of the specific video clips which allegedly infringed each of the potentially tens of thousands of musical compositions incorporated into specific videos.” Read the decision here: The Football Association Premier League v. Google (Mark) For informational purposes only. Not legal advice.]]]]> ]]>
Webinar Invite: Michael Hassard joins a virtual panel on Intellectual Property and Smart Contracts – Oct 20, 2022 3pm ET
Firm Associate Michael Hassard will be part of a virtual panel discussion on on Intellectual Property (IP), Smart Contracts, Branding, and Usage Rights. October 20, 2022 at 3pm Eastern. Sign up to attent.