Viacom Sues Google, YouTube For 1 Billion DollarsMar 13th, 2007 | By James Lewin | Category: Digital Video Downloads, Streaming Video, Video
Media conglomerate Viacom, parent company of MTV, Comedy Central, BET, TV Land and Nickelodeon, has filed a $1 billion lawsuit against Google and its Internet video sharing site YouTube over unauthorized use of copyrighted entertainment.
The suit accuses Web Google and YouTube of “massive intentional copyright infringement” of Viacom’s entertainment assets and seeks an injunction against further violations.
According to Viacom, nearly 160,000 unauthorized clips of its programming have been uploaded onto YouTube’s site and viewed more than 1.5 billion times. Viacom recently demanded that YouTube take down over a hundred thousand videos, accusing the site of violating its copyrights.