The Football Association Premier League Ltd. and publisher Bourne Co. sued
YouTube in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, saying the
online video pioneer was engaging in widespread copyright infringement to bring
traffic to the site. The lawsuit asks for unspecified damages and YouTube's
profits from the material in question. It also sought class action status.
This lawsuit comes less than two months after
Viacom sued YouTube and Google for copyright infringement of their television
programming, and six months after Google purchased the
YouTube video sharing web site.
The Football Association Premier League Ltd v.
YouTube, Inc., 1:07-cv-03582-UA (SDNY
complaint filed May 4, 2007)
player who recorded with The Grateful Dead also filed a copyright infringement
lawsuit May 10 in federal court in San Francisco. The lawsuit says Google and YouTube "deliberately
refuse to take meaningful steps to deter the rampant infringing activity readily
apparent on YouTube."