Viacom Sued for Video Removal on YouTube

Mar 23, 2007 • 12:01 am | comments (0) by | Filed Under Google News & Finances

A WebmasterWorld member points out that Viacom is being directly sued in a "reverse" lawsuit that claims that Viacom removed a parody of The Colbert Report on YouTube.

However, he's quick to say that:

Note - neither Google nor YouTube were mentioned in this "reverse" lawsuit. It goes directly to Viacom.

According to the lawsuit, the video which was removed was protected under "fair use" copyright provisions and should not have been taken down.

But it was. Viacom claims this is a complete waste of judicial resources. Do you agree? Should Viacom have sued Google in the first place? Wouldn't people say that Viacom's $1 billion lawsuit against Google is a waste of judicial resources too? (I think it is.)

Forum discussion continues at WebmasterWorld.

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