CEOs: Suing Might Not Win for Viacom

Haugsted, Linda
March 2007
Multichannel News;3/19/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 12, p34
The article reports on the issue regarding the attempt of Viacom Inc. to sue Google Inc. and You Tube for unauthorized use of copyrighted content in Los Angeles, California. According to some chief executive officers of entertainment companies Viacom will not will for its decision to sue Google and You Tube since users are in favor to the companies' move. Bonnie Hammer, chief executive officer of USA Network and Sci Fi Channel testified that it is reasonable to accept a sponsored content again.


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