Viacom Hires Former Solicitor General For YouTube Appeal

from the politics-gone-mad dept

Viacom certainly isn't messing around in its appeal of its fight against YouTube, which Viacom lost big time in the first round. The company has apparently brought on high profile superstar lawyer Ted Olson, the former Solicitor General under George W. Bush to handle the appeal. Bringing Olson in is probably more about preparing for the inevitable Supreme Court review of this case, but clearly Viacom wasn't happy with how its existing legal team did in the first round, where it couldn't even get past summary judgment.
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Filed Under: copyright, ted olsen
Companies: google, viacom, youtube


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    Free Capitalist (profile), 21 Oct 2010 @ 8:05am

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    One would think that a lawsuit being patently frivolous or obviously social engineering would be enough to deny an appeal. However in practice that standard doesn't seem to hold for corporations. Corporations are treated like individuals only when the rights and treatment of an individual would be better than the advantage of having very deep pockets.

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