Viacom Pushes 2nd Circ. To Reopen $1B YouTube Suit

Law360, New York (October 18, 2011, 2:18 PM EDT) -- Viacom Inc. on Tuesday asked the Second Circuit to revive a $1 billion lawsuit against Google Inc.'s YouTube LLC, claiming the popular video sharing site relied on rampant copyright infringement to grow in its early days.

Though YouTube has in recent years forged relationships with big media companies and made efforts to put checks on infringement by its users — for example, it uses filters that can identify infringing content before it is even uploaded — Viacom claims that growth from YouTube's 2005 founding to 2008...
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