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GOOGLE SCORES BIG LEGAL VICTORY. A federal judge in New York sided with Google's video site YouTube in a copyright infringement lawsuit filed by Viacom, Tech Daily Dose reports. YouTube said it was "protected from liability by a provision in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that provides a safe harbor from liability for copyright infringement if an Internet firm moves to take down illegal content once it is informed of it," TDD says. Google general counsel Kent Walker: the decision "follows established judicial consensus that online services like YouTube are protected when they work cooperatively with copyright holders.
Be careful not to leave your #iPhone4 at the Genius Bar on the way out of the store. Gizmodo might pick it up.
-@ceoSteveJobs, a parody account. Customers who pre-ordered their iPhone 4 will get their hands on the phone today. It's thinner, narrower, and has a better screen and camera.
…10 a.m. Senate Commerce Committee hearing on Universal Service reform. 253 Russell Senate Office Building.
…10 a.m. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on updating the Electronic Communications Privacy for the digital age, homing in on location-based services.
…10 a.m. House Education and Labor Committee hearing on ensuring student cyer-safety. Dr. Phil testifies. 2175 Rayburn House Office Building.
…2:30 p.m. Senate Homeland Security Committee mark up on S.3480, a cybersecurity bill. 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building.
TRUST…A new study shows that people trust Apple, Google, Microsoft, Twitter and Facebook more than traditional media companies.