YouTube Aims To Depose Comedians In Viacom Suit

Law360, New York (August 14, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- YouTube Inc. is seeking testimony from the likes of political comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert in its efforts to fend off a purported class action filed by Viacom Inc. that accuses the popular video-sharing Web site of illegally uploading copyright-protected content.

Stewart, host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show," and Colbert, host of “The Colbert Report,” are among the more than 30 people YouTube wants to depose for its defense against Viacom’s copyright infringement suit that seeks more than $1 billion in damages.

YouTube, which...
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