Veoh Gets Yet Another Terrific 512 Defense Win–UMG v. Veoh

17 09 2009

By Eric Goldman

UMG Recordings, Inc. v. Veoh Networks, Inc., 2:07-cv-05744-AHM-AJW (C.D. Cal. Sept. 11, 2009)

What’s the difference between the market leader and an also-ran? When the also-ran wins its third big legal victory in a row, the first question everyone asks is “what does this mean for the market leader?”

Specifically, when the copyright infringement lawsuits were filed against YouTube in 2007, everyone got really excited about a looming legal determination of the legitimacy of YouTube’s practices. (See, e.g., 1, 2). But, we haven’t learned very much about substantive law from YouTube’s litigation in the 2+ years since. Instead, while the YouTube cases are mired in procedural heck, Veoh has notched three powerful defense-side wins that surely help YouTube (see my previous posts on the Io case and the earlier 512 ruling in this UMG case). These cases have established Veoh as the litigation leader of the user-generated online video business, even if it’s not the market leader.


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