YouTube sued in italy

By Justin Mann on
In the midst of Google defending YouTube from Viacom, another lawsuit has been hurled their way, this time from an Italian company called Mediaset. The Italian media company apparently found it necessary to sue YouTube for allegedly infringing on copyrighted content that they own. According to MediaSet, several thousand videos on YouTube have been found.

Interestingly, Mediaset has put an actual dollar figure to the amount of money they have supposedly lost due to YouTube allowing the content to be uploaded. They claim it has cost them 315,700 user days, and are demanding $779 million in reparations for lost advertising revenue. It isn't mentioned if they correlated the number of views per video to a dollar amount, not to mention that probably many people viewing their videos would be outside Italy and not even have the chance to see them to begin with.

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