-- Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues
---- Judge rules in favor of YouTube over Viacom
Demaestro - 2:05 am on Jun 24, 2010 (gmt 0)
Viacom employees uploaded videos mostly to prove G didn't care or didn't want to know they were hosting stolen goods.
What is funny/weird about that is that if an employee of Viacom was directed by Viacom to upload a video Viacom holds the copyright to then it wouldn't have infringed on Viacom's copyright because they are the copyright holder and they authorised their employees to publish the copies on Youtube... making them legal copies, not infringing ones.
Why would G care about them? They were legal copies, not stolen goods as you put it... this is why only the copyright holder can truly know which copies are legal and which are not, in this case Viacom made it very hard on anyone to know which were legal copies and which were not.