"The court recognized that YouTube is merely a content-hosting platform and should not be made to pre-screen videos before they are uploaded",the online mammoth said, adding that the result was a "clear victory" for the company, which also has ongoing copyright infringement litigation in Germany, France, Italy, and Belgium (it lost in Germany but is appealing). Merpel notes that the Guardian calls the decision a "landmark" ruling: she wishes people wouldn't use the word for first-instance decisions in disputes that go on appeal -- it's the final ruling that makes the landmark, since trial judges' decisions are often writ in water.
The IPKat's friend Carolina Pina (Garrigues Abogados), who coincidentally represented YouTube in the Spanish litigation, has kindly sent him a non-official English translation of the decision, which you can read here.
Spanish landmarks here and here ...
... but is this a Spanish landmark too?