Friday, March 19, 2010

Viacom, Google air dirty laundry in court docs | Media Maverick - CNET News

Turning into a case study on things better not expressed in discoverable content contexts

But in the 100-page document filed by Google, perhaps not surprisingly, the search engine tells a different story. Viacom is painted as a media giant trying to play it both ways: demanding that YouTube take down videos even while third parties were uploading Viacom content on the entertainment giant's behalf. More intriguingly, the parent company of MTV and Paramount Pictures was at one point interested in acquiring the video-sharing site, according to the documents.

"We believe YouTube would make a transformative acquisition for MTV Networks/Viacom that would immediately make us the leading deliverer of video online, globally," according to an internal Viacom slide that Google filed with the court.

Viacom, Google air dirty laundry in court docs | Media Maverick - CNET News

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