p2pnet view P2P:- “Now that we finally have the technology to know and share what is really going on in our courts, the parties and/or the courts seem bound and determined to take that away from us”, says Ray Beckerman (right) on Recording Industry vs The People, going on:
“I sincerely hope that the media who have money for such things protest.”
I wouldn’t hold your breath, Ray.
In Viacom v YouTube , the two are “making partial summary judgment motions on the applicability of the DMCA to YouTube”, he says.
Three years back Viacom demanded that Google to delete a stack of videos from GooTube, said p2pnet.
It did as it was told but “that apparently wasn’t enough for Viacom and now it’s suing Google and YouTube for $1 billion, ‘over unauthorized use of its copyrighted entertainment,’ said The New York Times.
The suit accused Google and its YouTube of “massive intentional copyright infringement” of Viacom’s “entertainment assets” and sought an injunction against “further violations.”
Three years on, they’re still at each other’s throats, hacking and parrying, and this time their documents have been filed under seal.
“Whatever happened to ‘courts of record’?” – Beckerman asks, adding:
“There is too much of this going on, and it always seems to be in RIAA/MPAA cases. It used to be virtually impossible to get things filed under seal; now it seems to be a routine matter.”
..… and identi.ca
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win ~ Mahatma Gandhi
Recording Industry vs The People – Partial summary judgment motions made in Viacom v YouTube, documents under seal, March 9, 2010
p2pnet – quote VIACOM SUCKS GOAT BALLS! unquote, Juoly 7, 2008
did as it was told – Viacom, Google, square off, February 5, 2007
The New York Times – Viacom Sues Google Over YouTube Video Clips, March 13, 2007
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