Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Viacom Sues Google Over YouTube Clips - WSJ.com

Inevitable... 

Viacom Inc. sued Google Inc. and its YouTube unit, claiming the popular video-sharing site engages in "massive intentional copyright infringement," in a move that could presage a broader war between Google and traditional media companies.

The suit is the first major legal challenge to YouTube, which aims to become a major distribution channel for movies and television shows on the Internet. Filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the suit seeks more than $1 billion in damages, as well as an injunction preventing Google and YouTube from further copyright infringement.

Source: Viacom Sues Google Over YouTube Clips - WSJ.com

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