ViaCom Sues Google Youtube For $1billion In Damages

Posted: Mar 13 2007, 9:50am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 1:13am CDT, in News | Other Stuff

ViaCom Sues Google Youtube for $1billion in Damages
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ViaCom sues Google's Youtube for more than $1 billion in damages for copyright infringement.

Viacom, who owns MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central, says that there are about 160,000 unauthorized clips on YouTube. Ah, all these Daily Show episodes...

There have been actually settlement talks, but ViaCom calls them unproductive.
$1 billion even might get Google move a bit faster in converting Youtube in a system that does not violate copyrights, but will Youtube then still be successful?
More details in this WSJ story (Subscription).

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