YOUTUBE SUED BY NASHVILLE MUSIC PUBLISHER

YouTube has once again become a target of copyright infringement litigation. A Nashville-based music publisher filed a class action suit on June 6, 2007 against YouTube and its parent, Google, in Tennessee district court. The publisher claims that YouTube will not make its highly touted content identification program available unless a copyright holder signs an agreement with YouTube and become one of its “strategic partners.” YouTube denies the allegations. View the complaint in Cal IV Entertainment v. YouTube here.