kaz - 2:00 am on Jun 24, 2010 (gmt 0)
That's not exactly true. Viacom employees uploaded videos mostly to prove G didn't care or didn't want to know they were hosting stolen goods. Sad day for original content creators, good day for scrapers like google, youtube and the like.
Do you have a source for that. here is an example of it being reported previously.
Levine accuses Viacom of "continuously and secretly" uploading its own content to YouTube for years. While openly complaining about the presence of infringing, Viacom-owned video on YouTube, the media giant allegedly hired no fewer than 18 marketing firms to upload content on the video-sharing service. Levine even says that those firms added a handful of impurities to make the video look as though it were taken from a second-hand source. Then the firms would send out their employees to create anonymous YouTube accounts under fake e-mail addresses and upload videos from their local Kinko's copy center.
That is from "YouTube's Chief Counsel Zahavah Levine wrote a post on the official YouTube blog about Google's defense".
Do you have a source for your explanation, as it differs greatly from what google's legal counsel stated?