UMG v. Veoh summary judgment order
From my quick read of the opinion, it appears to be a total victory for Veoh, which won a similar suit in 2008 brought by an adult film producer called Io Group. While this district court opinion does not bind any other courts, it will surely be examined closely by the litigants and Judge Stanton in the massive Viacom v. YouTube suit pending in New York.
More later after I've had a chance to digest the opinion.
UPDATE: Here's UMG's official statement in response to the ruling:
The ruling today is wrong because it runs counter to established precedent and legislative intent, and to the express language of the DMCA. Because of this and our commitment to protecting the rights of our artists and songwriters who deserve to be compensated for the use of their music, we will appeal this ruling immediately.
The balance between copyright holders and technology that Congress sought in enacting the DMCA has been upended by this decision.