06/23/2010 // US // TiffNews10 // News Desk
US – A judge has dismissed a case brought against YouTube by Viacom. As reported by PC World, the ruling put an end to a three-year battle, that began when Viacom accused the Google owned company of copyright infringement of Viacom’s content on the video sharing site. Viacom was seeking damages in the amount of $1 billion.
Kent Walker, Google vice president and general counsel, is quoted in the report as writing of the ruling in a blog post, “This is an important victory not just for us, but also for the billions of people around the world who use the web to communicate and share experiences with each other. We’re excited about this decision and look forward to renewing our focus on supporting the incredible variety of ideas and expression that billions of people post and watch on YouTube every day around the world.”
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