2nd Circuit Rules DMCA Safe Harbor Applies To Pre-1972 Works In Vimeo Suit

Mealey's (June 20, 2016, 1:57 PM EDT) -- NEW YORK — Mostly affirming a trial court’s ruling dismissing copyright infringement claims against video-sharing site operator Vimeo LLC, a Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on June 16 found that the safe harbor provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is available to recorded works from before 1972 that are governed by state law (Capitol Records LLC, et al. v. Vimeo LLC, et al., No. 14-1048, 2nd Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 10884).

(Opinion available. Document #24-160721-002Z.)

The panel, which comprised Judges Pierre...
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