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Viacom and Google settle legal battle over YouTube

Viacom and Google have agreed to bury the hatchet, ending a seven-year landmark legal battle over YouTube. The companies announced today they had agreed to settle Viacom’s $1 billion dollar copyright infringement against Google out of court. Google has fought the case vigorously and one official says it has cost the search engine giant $100 million. Viacom filed the lawsuit back in 2007, charging YouTube was running clips from its movies and television shows without permission. Google countered that it would pull down content if... Read More →

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