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    Viacom Sues YouTube and Google for 1 Billion

    By Richard Menta 3/13/07

    Viacom announced today that it is suing YouTube and its parent Google for $1 billion over claims that videos from Viacom properties posted on the site constitutes copyright infringement. The suit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, seeks both monetary damages and an injunction that will force YouTube to prevent the use of such clips. In a statement Viacom said “built a lucrative business out of exploiting the devotion of fans to others’ creative works in order to enrich itself and its corporate parent Google.”

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    Deep pockets....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronbo2000 View Post
    Deep pockets....
    Yep, on both sides. Still, to me it seemed like an awfully large sum to ask for.
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    Wow! Someone at Google is probably getting blasted for not researching this legal issue properly...
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    ""We will never launch a product or acquire a company unless we are completely satisfied with its legal basis for operating," Macgillivray (Google) told Reuters in an interview..."

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