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Viacom files $1bn lawsuit against Google, YouTube

Viacom has filed a lawsuit suing Google and its hugely popular online video subsidiary YouTube for $1bn yesterday [March 13] for making available close to 160,000 unauthorised clips of Viacom material.In papers filed in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, the plaintiff claimed that the clips had been viewed more than 1.5 billion times.Viacom is claiming damages and seeks an injunction blocking Google and YouTube from further copyright infringement.

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