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  Post #1 (permalink)   10-09-2009, 02:59 PM
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We all remember the thread back in September where two hosts were hist with a $32 million DMCA verdict in Calfirornia. Read more on the thread at: Hosts Hit With $32 Million Infringement Verdict

Well here comes a new player to the game:

This host was hit with a $38 Million dollar DMCA Violation (also in California) and WON.

http://www.thewhir.com/blog/David_Sn...n_jury_verdict

The basics of it are that the DMCA was filed incorrectly, and as such the host was not responsible for complaints that didn't link specifically to the copyrighted material.

I wonder if the previous case in Calfironia for the $32 will get overturned now based on the new case. Both claimed "Safe Harbor" so I guess we'll see.
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  Post #2 (permalink)   10-09-2009, 04:04 PM
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The two cases have some similarities, but I don't believe the first host implemented the same DMCA complaint procedures. The appeal should be interesting.
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  Post #3 (permalink)   10-12-2009, 10:33 PM
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I agree with Steve, the appeal will be interesting to say the least. I am sure there will be a great deal of drama (or should I say more drama) brought about since these are such huge cases.
 
 
 
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