Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Viacom Sues Google For Stealing

I'm a little late on this (it was announced yesterday). But I can't resist pointing out that Viacom is right. YouTube built a massive business in part by encouraging the pilfering of lengthy clips fo TV shows that went far beyond fair use. In fairness to Google, they are trying to arrange for legit deals that would pay for the usage of clips like moments from the Daily Show. But they're in a bind: settle and everyone else will want money; got to court and they could lose big time.

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