Viacom Accused of Misusing Copyright Law Online

Activist groups sued the parent company of the Comedy Central network, claiming the cable network improperly asked the video-sharing site YouTube to remove a parody of the network's The Colbert Report. Although the video in question contained clips taken from the television show, Civic Action and Brave New Films LLC argued that their use was protected under "fair use" provisions of copyright law.

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