YouTube Loses Ruling in Moscow Over Content Regulations

YouTube's first attempt to take on Russian authorities over a new child-protection law that restricts Internet content resulted in defeat, when a Moscow court struck down a pioneering lawsuit the Google Inc. video unit had filed against regulators. YouTube's lawsuit -- which has served as a litmus test for the scope of new online content restrictions -- challenged the implementation of a new Russian law that blocks drug, suicide and pornography-related Web content deemed harmful to the "health and development" of children.