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The 1998 law "balances the rights of copyright holders and the need to protect the Internet as an important new form of communication," Google said in its filing. "By seeking to make carriers and hosting providers liable for Internet communications, Viacom's complaint threatens the way hundreds of millions of people legitimately exchange information, news, entertainment, and political and artistic expression."
Viacom responded with:
"This response ignores the most important fact of the suit, which is that YouTube does not qualify for safe harbor protection under the D.M.C.A. It is obvious that YouTube has knowledge of infringing material on their site, and they are profiting from it."
Representives for Google have said they are ready to take this to court. I don't know about you, I can't wait 'till July 27 and see the rumble in the court room!
"Overall," he added, "our source found the iPhone awesome but he mentioned, as a sole negative point, that the material used on the device's case makes it feel even more slippery than the iPod and will probably require the purchase of a protective skin or case so as to avoid unintentionally dropping it."
I find it hard to imagine Apple would let a brand new product get anywhere near testing with a design flaw like that...make you wonder where they find their testers....
A new Apple patent may give some foresight to the company's plans for offering a "true" multimedia center experience for the living room, as either enhancements to the Apple TV or an entirely new device. The patent is for a "Multi-media center for computing systems.
The article states that the device could take multiple inputs, including a keyboard and mouse, and allow for the external devices to actually interface with the Apple TV.