YouTube sued in Spain

By Justin Mann on
YouTube has come under legal fire once again, and once again it is over copyright infringement. This time the angry litigation in question isn't coming from a U.S. media giant, but a TV channel in Spain. Telecinco has filed suit against YouTube in Spain, claiming that many videos hosted on YouTube violate their intellectual property rights. They further claim that YouTube has refused to adopt “effective measures” to prevent such violations.

Telecinco claims that they understand that users generate the content, not YouTube, but is still trying to force YouTube's hand. They are seeking unspecified damages and demanding that YouTube cease allowing such videos to be played. Not much else is stated, though truly this is nothing of a surprise.

YouTube has come under legal attack for many reasons in recent history, such as the NTJA suing them for a car crash video.

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