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Viacom Sues YouTube For A Billion

They threatened Google last month with potential legal action, and it appears they weren’t bluffing. AP: “Big Media took its first big swing at YouTube Tuesday as Viacom Inc., the owner of MTV, VH1, Comedy Central and other cable networks filed a $1 billion copyright lawsuit against the video-sharing site and corporate owner Google Inc.”

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