NewYorkCountryLawyer writes: As the partial summary judgment motions in Viacom v. YouTube, concerning YouTube's compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, draw to a close, a coalition of organizations has filed an amicus curiae brief supporting YouTube's position. The participating organizations are American Library Association, Association of College and Research Libraries, Center for Democracy and Technology, Computer and Communications Industry Association, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Home Recording Rights Coalition, Internet Archive, Netcoalition, and Public Knowledge. The 23-page brief (PDF) argues, among other things, that Congress passed the DMCA for the purpose of reducing the legal uncertainty to which online service providers would otherwise have been subject, and to encourage the growth of the internet and e-commerce.
Attend or create a Slashdot 20th anniversary party! DEAL: For $25 - Add A Second Phone Number To Your Smartphone for life! Use promo code SLASHDOT25. Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 Internet speed test. ×