As the popularity of Web video continues to grow, so too does the potential for contributory copyright infringement on popular video-sharing Web sites. These Web sites become venues for infringing behavior, simply due to the sheer number of users uploading new videos daily.

Consequently, content owners have contended that such Web sites must take a greater role in stemming their users’ infringement. The Web site owners have countered that they need only follow the dictates outlined by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act safe harbors that can immunize service providers from copyright liability.

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