Thursday, March 18, 2010

Expect fireworks Thursday in Viacom vs. Google | Media Maverick - CNET News

Perhaps fodder for a Google TV reality TV mini-series

Viacom filed a $1 billion copyright complaint three years ago against Google, accusing the search engine of profiting from and encouraging copyright infringement on YouTube. Google denied the allegations and said the Digital Millennium Copyright Act protects the company and all Internet service providers from liability for infringing activity by users. On Thursday, we'll get to see what kind of documentation the two companies possess to support their claims.

Sources close to the case said in October that information cropped up during the discovery process that is "potentially embarrassing" to both sides.

Expect fireworks Thursday in Viacom vs. Google | Media Maverick - CNET News

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