French Court Sides With Google in YouTube Case

Posted in: Online TV/Music at 01/06/2012 14:41

A French court on Tuesday dismissed a copyright lawsuit against Google's online video-sharing platform, YouTube, in a case that has parallels with the long-running struggle between YouTube and Viacom in the United States.

The Tribunal de Grande Instance declared that YouTube, which lets people post videos to the site, had made sufficiently adequate efforts to remove programs like "Heroes" and "Grey's Anatomy," for which TF1, the biggest television company in France, owned French broadcasting rights.

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A French court ruled that Google is not responsible for filtering content on YouTube, dealing a blow to French broadcaster TF1 which sought damages for copyrighted sports and movies which ended up on the video-sharing website.

TF1 claimed 141 million euros in damages but was ordered to pay 80,000 euros of Google's legal fees.

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