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Google Seeks Court Time With Stewart, Colbert

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Depositions from Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, hosts on two of Viacom’s hottest shows, could be part of the legal proceedings between Google and Viacom.

Google Seeks Court Time With Stewart, Colbert
Google Seeks Court Time With Stewart, Colbert

The legal documents are flying between Viacom and Google. Their billion-dollar fight over alleged copyright infringement by Google’s YouTube video sharing site gained some star power recently.

CNet’s Crave blog said court depositions listing people each side wants to toss into a witness box and grill in front of a judge include several noteworthy people from both firms. Along with Stewart and Colbert, Google wants Viacom patriarch Sumner Redstone and CEO Philippe Dauman Sr presented for questioning.

That brings up one thrilling possibility: New Google hire and Columbia Law grad Philippe Dauman Jr badgering his father under oath.

Viacom has its sights set on the Google and YouTube leadership on its deposition wish list. YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chan, and Google’s leading triumvirate of Eric Schmidt, Larry Page, and Sergey Brin.

The court will have to decide on the relevance each potential witness could have on the proceedings. We’re hoping someone will post them on YouTube if Colbert and/or Stewart have to make an appearance.

Google Seeks Court Time With Stewart, Colbert
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