Court rules against Universal Music in Veoh case

September 14, 2009

(AP) -- A federal judge in Los Angeles has ruled against Universal Music Group in a copyright suit against online video site operator Veoh Networks Inc.

U.S. District Judge Howard Matz on Friday dismissed the 2007 suit in which Universal accused Veoh of supporting and inducing .

Matz ruled that Veoh was taking reasonable steps to prevent and take down infringing videos uploaded by its users.

Veoh CEO Dmitri Shapiro called the decision "a great victory."

Universal, a unit of France's Vivendi SA, says it will appeal the decision, saying it runs counter to precedent and the intent of the .

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