Viacom, owner of fine media outlets like MTV and Comedy Central, will sue Google and YouTube for $1 billion for failing to prevent “massive intentional copyright infringement.” (Can Google counter-sue Viacom for producing base drivel?) Viacom isn’t happy that Google hasn’t taken “proactive” steps to prevent the unauthorized use of its content. Never mind that it already demanded that Google remove more than 100,000 videos last month.
Google still hasn’t responded to the suit. Maybe they should offer a video response like this winner? Slippery slope!
Viacom to sue Google and YouTube [BBC News]