Google And Viacom To Ask For Summary Judgement
January 8, 2010 at 4:30 AM (PT)
GOOGLE and VIACOM are looking for a resolution, as VIACOM's $1 billion copyright lawsuit against YOUTUBE moves forward, reports CNET.COM. "Both parties have requested a meeting with the judge to discuss the individual motions for summary judgment that each plans to file. In summary judgment, a court decides enough evidence exists for for him or her to rule without sending the case to trial."
VIACOM claims YOUTUBE profited from unauthorized TV and movie clips that users uploaded. CNET writes that because the two sides are preparing for summary judgment, it's a sign that the nearly three-year-old and closely-watched copyright fight is finally nearing some kind of closure.