Viacom makes a move on YouTube

By Justin Mann on October 31, 2006, 11:37 AM
Google and YouTube are feeling the pressure their recent merging has stirred up. Many companies preemptively came forward to work with Google, and others instead chose to wait. Currently, Viacom has requested that YouTube pull a large set of videos from their site, primarily rips of shows found on Comedy Central. Luckily for everyone involved, Viacom isn't choosing to litigate – yet – and instead relying on discussions of how they can “work together”. What set of clips in their entirety have been requested for pull wasn't made known, as neither Viacom nor YouTube is speaking about the situation.

We've yet to hear about Google's ultimate plan to curb copyright infringement on YouTube enough to satisfy the myriad of media companies out there, once they have fully taken control of the site.




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