Tuesday, March 13, 2007

YouTube Getting Sued was Always a Matter of When, not If...

...now it's a matter of how many different companies sue them and for how much, since Viacom (owner of MTV, VH1, Comedy Central, etc.) dropped a $1 billion copyright infringement lawsuit on them today:

In the lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in New York, Viacom says YouTube "harnessed technology to willfully infringe copyrights on a huge scale" and had "brazen disregard" of intellectual property laws.

Best of all, they didn't forget to take a jab at Google's motto:

"Finding a way of peaceful coexistence is quite a struggle," [intellectual property attorney Bruce] Sunstein said. "Google's motto is 'Don't be Evil,' and you could argue that with YouTube that motto is wearing a little thin."

Link to AP story on Yahoo! News