In 2007, Viacom sued Google alleging that YouTube knowingly allowed pirated video to be posted online violating copyright. Viacom sought damages of $1 billion. In March 2010, Viacom managers had still been uploading video to YouTube and some had even tried to hide their tracks.
Now Google has won a landmark ruling as a judge threw out a $1 billion lawsuit brought by Viacom.
Viacom filed a $1 billion copyright infringement suit against Google YouTube. From the unsealed court filings we finds out the scandalous and juicy details from both sides.
Viacom employees had secretly uploaded company’s movies to YouTube as they were complaining about copyright violations. Viacom has altered its own videos to make them appear stolen.