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Viacom Settles One YouTube Copyright Dispute

Publication Date: 
April 24, 2007
K.C. Jones

InformationWeek reports on the outcome of a suit brought in part by the Stanford Center for Internet and Society's "Fair Use Project" :

Viacom has admitted that it improperly tried to take down a parody of "The Colbert Report" from YouTube, and it announced a policy to be more careful in dealing with potential copyright violations.

The action, announced Monday, led two plaintiffs, represented in part by members of Stanford Law School's Fair Use Project, to drop a lawsuit against Viacom. The lawsuit alleged that Viacom's copyright claims against the parody were without merit.