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Google does not have to proactively remove copyright infringing content that has been re-posted on YouTube because such a measure would breach EU law, France's highest court has ruled. The Court of Cassation said it would be "disproportionate to the aim pursued" for Google to prevent online postings of infringing videos from …

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Headmaster

Just goes to show what a mess legal systems that relate to EU law are in.

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Anonymous Coward

Time to go to the ECJ again and strike down that German ruling too. It won't negate all the out-of-control insanity going on regarding online copyright in Germany, but it would be something.

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Joke

What ? France, agreeing with European law ? Whatever next ? German's developing a sense of humour ?

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The EU?

Is that still on the go? I thought Greece had helped get rid of it.

<--- for obvious reasons

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Really...

"When a match is identified rights holders can choose whether to block the use of the content, track its use by leaving it up or elect to take a share of the ad revenues generated around the video's use."

That's an interesting set of options.

If they elect to take a share of ad revenue can they then decided to take it down later?

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Good.

It was the right decision.

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Unpaid workers

If Google's employees were posting this stuff they'd have to police it, but for some reason because they've automated copyright infringement and instead allow a bunch of volunteers to stick the stuff on their website they don't. Crazy stuff.

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Megaupload did something wrong?

Now tell me again what Megaupload did wrong? Were they supposed to follow EU or Hollywood law? Or Bollywood, for that matter? -- What troubling times we live in...

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Hollywood law, Bollywood law

What about Colliers Wood law, should they follow that one too?

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Re: Megaupload did something wrong?

Megaup load was accused of just removing the link not the actual content were as Google is removing the content.

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