Fresh updates have come from the courtroom on the Legal Battle between Google Youtube vs Viacom.
You will like how Viacom asked for the house-keys of Google Youtube with it’s list of demands, which includes:
- Youtube User Data and Logging Histories
- Copies of all current and deleted videos (including private videos!)
- Source Code of Google Advertising Schema
- Source Code for Google Search Engine (and Viacom will do what with that :-)
If you keep Internet economy and content privacy aside for a minute, Viacom sure is showing Goolge how to make a living with just a legal team.
So there’s a method to it, perfected over decades: Invest one-time in producing some decent content, and then make a living with lawsuits.
Now the judge has agreed to some demands, and said no to others.
To learn more, here’s a detailed blog post by Larry Dignan of Zdnet.