Mar 132007

Viacom hits Google with $1 billion lawsuit

Viacom slaps Google with $1 billion lawsuit.

From Reuters:

The suit accuses Web search leader Google and YouTube of "massive intentional copyright infringement" of Viacom's entertainment assets and seeks an injunction against further violations.

$1B works out to roughly $6k per alleged infringed video snippet. At an estimated 4mins per typical video, that's $400 per infringing second.

Real, or just part of a business negotiation that happens to be going on in the courts?

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