soluml - 9:29 pm on May 27, 2010 (gmt 0)
If Viacom had an issue with video's, they should have sent a takedown notice or something before it got to that ludicrous number. Don't think for a second they didn't sit back and wait for the number to rise a little before taking Google to court. It was even reported that they had their own employees upload content from an offsite location.
Plus who's to say that Viacom didn't profit from the free publicity? Viacom is clearly trying to steal from Google's pockets here and set a dangerous precedent on the web. We, the web site owners, should not be responsible for other people stealing copyrighted material.