Viacom Says New YouTube Docs Bolster Its Case

Law360, New York (April 15, 2010, 6:28 PM EDT) -- Newly unsealed documents in the three-year-old copyright lawsuit between Viacom Corp. and Google Inc. over YouTube show that Google “embraced infringement as a business model” when it acquired the video-sharing site, Viacom claims, while Google maintains the new details are irrelevant.

Judge Louis Stanton of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ordered the documents unsealed Thursday. They include internal memos that Viacom says show Google officials were aware of the copyright infringement risks of acquiring YouTube.

“These exhibits make clear one...
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