Google Viacom lawsuit: Search giant prevails in $1 billion case
Google Viacom lawsuit: A New York federal judge has ruled in favor of Google in a $1 billion lawsuit brought by Viacom over Google's 'YouTube' website.
Viacom Inc. had alleged that YouTube, which Google Inc. bought in 2006, built itself into a successful video-sharing site by promoting the unlicensed use of video taken from Viacom cable channels such as MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon.
But U.S. District Judge Louis Stanton ruled in favor of Google in a summary judgment Wednesday, saying that YouTube removed illegal video promptly as required by federal copyright law.
Viacom says it will appeal.