Viacom sues Google / YouTube for $1 Billion US

March 15, 2007

Viacom is suing YouTube (and proud new parent company Google) for more than $1 billion in damages for alleged copyright infringement.  Tensions between Viacom and YouTube have been ongoing; last month Viacom demanded that more than 100,000 clips be removed from the popular video-hosting service. Several big media players, such as CBS and NBC/Universal, have reached licensing deals with YouTube, while others remain in conflict.  MWC News