Google vs Viacom Court Fight Deepens, Some Materials Make Their Way to the Public

March 19, 2010, By Radimir Bobev

Google seem to be up to their neck in problems with other parties lately, as they’ve now sipped some oil in their lawsuit against Viacom, concerning copyright infringement. The lawsuit, which started all the way back in 2007, concerns the fact that YouTube, owned by Google now, have allowed their users to upload more than 100,000 videos from networks owned by Viacom. 

The networks include MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, as well as Paramount Pictures. In the lawsuit, Viacom were seeking $1 billion in damages.

Today though, some information related to the lawsuit was made public, and it seems rather interesting. For example, according to Google, Viacom employees have been uploading a multitude of videos from Viacom TV shows on YouTube, even during the copyright proceedings.

Furthermore, it seems that Viacom have made attempts to buy YouTube earlier, in 2006, though those proved unsuccessful, followed by Google purchasing the company in October the same year, for $1.65 billion. We just hope this gets resolved sooner, as in the end it’s us customers that have to suffer due to lack of content.

[ Via PCWorld ]

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