Judge Sides With YouTube in Mexican Movie Tycoon’s Piracy Lawsuit
YouTube has no legal obligation to use its piracy filtering tools to remove pirated videos, Magistrate Judge Edwin Torres concludes in a detailed recommendation. The Judge sides with the video platform on its request for partial summary judgment, noting that copyright infringement claims filed by movie tycoon Carlos Vasallo should be dismissed.
Two years ago, Spanish-born movie tycoon Carlos Vasallo sued YouTube at a Florida federal court over various piracy-related claims.
The actor and producer own the rights to the world’s largest collection of Mexican and Latin American movies, many of which are illegally shared on YouTube.
The lawsuit accused YouTube of not doing enough to stop people from uploading pirated content. Those allegations aren’t new, but the movie tycoon also said that YouTube would not allow him to join the Content ID copyright protection program unless he agreed to specific terms, including a revenue share agreement.
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