– The $1 billion copyright infringement lawsuit pending from Viacom (NYSE: VIA) against
Google’s (NASD: GOOG) YouTube is ramping up, as both sides have submitted motions for
summary judgment to the court hearing the case, All Things D reported. Viacom
alleges that YouTube is violating its copyrights by allowing users to post
unlicensed content from its stable of TV networks, which includes MTV and
The company cited 63,000 clips from 3,000 of its copyrighted
works in its complaint.
For its part, YouTube argues that it should be
protected under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which shields
service providers from copyright infringement committed by users of their
CNET obtained and published several of the sealed documents from the case,
available from a link below.
(All Things D)