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Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Viacom Sues YouTube For $1 Billion


US entertainment giant Viacom Tuesday launched a billion-dollar lawsuit against Google and its affiliate YouTube, accusing the video-sharing website of "massive" copyright infringement.

Viacom, whose holdings include MTV and Paramount Pictures, said YouTube had "built a lucrative business out of exploiting the devotion of fans to others' creative works in order to enrich itself and its corporate parent Google."

"Their business model, which is based on building traffic and selling advertising off of unlicensed content, is clearly illegal and is in obvious conflict with copyright laws," the media-entertainment firm said in a statement.

Viacom filed suit in a New York district court accusing YouTube and Google of "massive intentional copyright infringement" of its entertainment properties.

The suit seeks more than one billion dollars in damages, as well as an injunction prohibiting Google and YouTube from further copyright infringement.

Last month, YouTube said it would remove more than 100,000 unauthorized clips of Viacom television programs after a promised copyright protection system was not installed on the popular website.

YouTube has stepped up its efforts to remove copyrighted material, and to tie up with entertainment providers, since it was taken over by Google for 1.65 billion dollars in November.

The website says it has concluded more than 1,000 partnerships with content providers, both big and small, including heavyweight broadcasters the BBC, NBC, CBS and Fox.


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