Veoh

Veoh wins one for user-generated content

In denying a motion for summary judgment requested by Universal Music
Group (UMG) against online video service Veoh, a Los Angeles court
became the latest court to interpret the Digital Millennium Copyright
Act (DMCA) in favor of a web service that offers user-generated video
content.

At issue is whether or not Veoh was eligible for the Safe Harbor
provisions of the DMCA. Veoh, like YouTube, transcodes videos its users
upload into the Flash Video Format (FLV). Universal Music Group argued that this made Veoh ineligible for DMCA
protection because this transcoding essentially made Veoh an active
party to the copyright infringement alleged.