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Viacom’s Copyright Suit Against Google’s YouTube Reinstated

Google Inc.’s YouTube video-sharing website must defend itself against claims that it violated Viacom Inc.’s copyrights by letting users post clips from shows including “The Colbert Report” without authorization, an appeals court ruled.

The U.S. Court of Appeals in Manhattan today reversed a lower court’s decision to throw out the case before trial. The lower-court judge had said YouTube was protected from liability because it removed infringing videos when notified.