Universal Music Group has lost a bid to hold online video streaming site Veoh accountable for users who post copyrighted material to the service.

A Los Angeles court awarded a summary judgment to Veoh, ruling that the company’s activities fall under the protection of the Safe Harbor clause of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which states that content hosting services can’t be sued for infringement so long as they comply with any takedown requests from rights holders.

UMG in the suit claimed Veoh violated this clause by adopting “policies that turned a blind eye to obvious infringement and provided users with mechanisms to download copyrighted works at the click of a button," according to a brief filed in the case.

A UMG spokesman says that while the court’s ruling makes it clear that sites have to take reasonable and realistic steps to stop infringement and must act “expeditiously” to remove infringing content, Veoh does neither, and therefore it plans to appeal.

“The ruling today is wrong because it runs counter to established precedent and legislative intent, and to the express language of the DMCA,” the company said in a written statement. “Because of this and our commitment to protecting the rights of our artists and songwriters who deserve to be compensated for the use of their music, we will appeal this ruling immediately. The balance between copyright holders and technology that Congress sought in enacting the DMCA has been upended by this decision.”

The case was one of several testing the defenses of the DMCA, which many online services cite when faces with copyright infringement suits. So far, none have succeeded.

UMG last year was denied its request to invalidate Veoh’s DMCA defense, and earlier this year lost a bid to hold Veoh’s investors liable as well.