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Google And Viacom Settle Once And For All

Google And Viacom Settle Once And For All

By Chris Crum March 18, 2014

Google and Viacom have finally settled their lengthy legal battle over copyright once and for all. The companies both announced the news Tuesday morning. Here’s their joint statement: “Google and Viacom today jointly announced the resolution of the Viacom vs. …

Daniel Tosh Wants DirecTV/Viacom Beef Squashed Daniel Tosh Wants DirecTV/Viacom Beef Squashed
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Update: Viacom has pulled shows from its sites now, so more than just DirecTV customers are affected by this. DirectTV customers have lost Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central and 14 other channels, as Viacom has dropped its networks from the provider. …

South Park Claims Fair Use In Infringement Case South Park Claims Fair Use In Infringement Case

According to a ruling from the 7th U.S. circuit Court of Appeals, Butters is not a copyright infringer. The court upheld a lower court decision that ruled Viacom’s Comedy Partners were correct in their fair use defense concerning a 2008 …

Viacom, Time Warner Settle Mobile App Dispute Viacom, Time Warner Settle Mobile App Dispute
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Viacom and Time Warner Cable have settled their legal dispute over Time Warner’s TWC TV iOS app. Time Warner customers will begin to have access to a variety of Viacom programming both in their homes and on the TWC TV …

Viacom Stomps on Adam Yauch's Grave Viacom Stomps on Adam Yauch's Grave

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After the recent death of Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, Chappelle Show co-creator Neil Brennen (he’s the one taking notes when Chappelle and his friends were hanging out) posted a video from an unaired episode of The Beastie Boys performing “The …

Sergey Brin: Hollywood Shooting Itself In The Foot Sergey Brin: Hollywood Shooting Itself In The Foot
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Google co-founder Sergey Brin spoke with The Guardian over the weekend and offered up his opinions on a series of topics related to the current state of affairs with the internet and the technology world as a whole. Unsurprisingly, Brin …

YouTube Ordered to Answer to Viacom Suit YouTube Ordered to Answer to Viacom Suit

Google-owned YouTube has been newly ordered to defend a lawsuit filed by Viacom Inc. over copyright violations. Viacom has alleged that YouTube had knowingly hosted some of their content without authorization, including clips from “the Colbert Report.” Here is the …

Amazon, Viacom Partner To Increase Amazon Prime Instant Video Selection Amazon, Viacom Partner To Increase Amazon Prime Instant Video Selection

As a result of a digital licensing agreement with Viacom, Amazon announced today that Amazon Prime members will now be able to instantly stream television shows from MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, TV Land, Spike, VH1, BET, CMT and Logo. The …

Video Game Trailer Offers Exercise in Upcoming SOPA Futility Video Game Trailer Offers Exercise in Upcoming SOPA Futility

Apparently, if you want to promote your video game, or members of the company that developed it through the use of online video hubs like YouTube, you had better make sure Viacom didn’t, at any point, put their hands on …

Viacom’s Ridiculous SOPA Support Pitch Video Viacom’s Ridiculous SOPA Support Pitch Video
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That’s Professor Chaos from South Park which appears on Comedy Central, which is owned by Viacom. The reason the image is leading this post is because it’s Viacom’s intellectual property, vicariously, anyway, and after watching their propaganda video supporting SOPA, …

YouTube And Viacom: Viacom Refuses to Accept the Loss YouTube And Viacom: Viacom Refuses to Accept the Loss
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Apparently, one of the main rules of corporate level lawsuits is if you at first don’t get your way, try, try again until you find a judge that agrees with your constant complaining. Just ask Viacom and YouTube, or, well, …

YouTube – Viacom Brief Filed YouTube – Viacom Brief Filed

In case anyone was wondering, YouTube hasn’t decided to wave a white flag with respect to the legal battle that Viacom started in early 2007.  Indeed, lawyers representing the site have filed a new 94-page document defending YouTube’s approach to …

Stewart, Colbert Return To Hulu

Eleven months ago, The Daily Show and The Colbert Report were pulled from Hulu.  Fans complained in response.  Now the shows are back thanks to a wider deal between Hulu and Viacom, and Hulu’s CEO, Jason Kilar, has also revealed some interesting stats and opinions regarding the site’s performance and the future of television.

Viacom-YouTube Appeal Set To Proceed

More than four months after YouTube won a lawsuit filed by Viacom – and just one day after Google announced several new ways in which it’ll try to aid copyright owners – it look like the legal fight is about to start again.  Viacom is reportedly ready to move forward with its appeal.

Viacom Not Done with YouTube Yet
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In late June, Google announced that it had won its long legal battle with Viacom. The court decided that YouTube is protected by the safe harbor of  the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) against claims of copyright infringement.

eBay, Facebook, IAC, Yahoo Side With YouTube In Viacom Fight
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Earlier this month, Viacom’s supporters came out in force, formally taking the corporation’s side in its legal dispute with YouTube.  Now eBay, Facebook, IAC, and Yahoo have acted to sort of balance the situation, stepping forward to ally themselves with YouTube.

Disney, NBC, Warner Bros., Others Line Up Against YouTube
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If moral support determined the outcome of lawsuits, YouTube might be in a whole lot of trouble.  Fourteen organizations – including very important companies like Disney, NBC, and Warner Bros. – have officially declared themselves friends of Viacom by filing a legal brief.