Google has just announced that they have scored victory for the second time against Viacom which continues to claim that their YouTube service infringes on their copyright.
YouTube maintains that their platform is protected by the DMCA in the USA and courts have agreed with their argument. Google said:
The growing YouTube community includes not only a billion individual users, but tens of thousands of partners who earn revenue from the platform — from independent musicians and creators to some of the world’s biggest record labels, movie studios, and news organizations. Today’s decision recognizes YouTube as a thriving and vibrant forum for all these users, creators and consumers alike. Today is an important day for the Internet.