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YouTube To Remove Clips At Viacom's Request

Law360 (February 2, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Online video service YouTube Inc. has agreed to take more than 100,000 video clips off its Web site after media giant Viacom Inc. said the clips violated the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Viacom asked Google Inc.-owned YouTube on Friday to remove clips from shows on Viacom-owned channels, including MTV, Spike TV, Nickelodeon and BET.

YouTube quickly released a statement saying that it takes copyright issues very seriously, and would acquiesce to Viacom’s request.

“It's unfortunate that Viacom will no longer be able to benefit from...
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