Among The Clips That Viacom Sued Google Over, About 100 Were Uploaded By Viacom Itself
from the sorta-demonstrates-the-problem,-doesn't-it? dept
Viacom sued Google over clips it claimed were infringing, that Viacom purposely uploaded to YouTube.
That alone should show how ridiculous Viacom's claims are in this lawsuit. There is simply no way for Google to know if clips are uploaded legitimately or not. Oddly, however, the court has now allowed Viacom to withdraw those clips, but lawyers like Eric Goldman are questioning how this isn't a Rule 11 violation for frivolous or improper litigation. But, more importantly, it demonstrates that even Viacom has no idea which clips are infringing and which are authorized. Given that, how can it possibly say that it's reasonable for Google to know?