Register for IICLE webcast – 8/23/2010 – Viacom v. Google

I’ll be discussing the recent Viacom v. Google decision on Monday, August 23, 2010 on a webcast for IICLE, the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education. To register for the webcast, click here.

The webcast will be from 12:00 to 1:00 CST, and is accredited for one hour of CLE in Illinois. Many thanks to IICLE for asking me to speak.

From the webcast announcement:
The case of Viacom v. Google made international headlines when it was filed for the size of the damages requested and the interest in parsing the technological and copyright issues. The case is making headlines again as the district court recently ruled that Google is protected under the safe harbor provisions of §512(c) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and granted summary judgment in its favor.

Kevin Thompson of Davis McGrath LLC, and author of the legal blog Cyberlaw Central, discusses
* how the judge came to this decision
* the legislative history of the relevant DMCA section as well as the precedential cases
* the future ramifications of this decision and the potentially appealable issues

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