YouTube Victory Means More Freedom for Users

Thanks to a decision handed down by a French court, Youtube users will no longer have to think twice before re-posting material that could potentially border on copyright infringement.

This groundbreaking decision is the result of a court case that began in March, 2008, when France’s largest domestic broadcast network, TF1, sued Youtube for copyright violation after some of the network’s programs showed up on the popular video sharing site.

Youtube’s victory over the French network means that users will no longer have to fear being held liable for uploading copyrighted content onto the site.TF1 was not only denied the 140 million euros($175 million) the network demanded in damages from Youtube, but was forced to pay Youtube 80,000 euros ($100,000)in restitution.

 

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