Although Viacom is suing Google and YouTube for $1 billion, alleging copyright infringement, iFilm, a website owned by Viacom, is itself hosting pirated videos, the website ArsTechnica has alleged. While Viacom said in a statement to the website that iFilm screens all content before it is posted, ArsTechnica maintained that it had found a number of sports clips from NBA and college basketball telecasts for which Viacom did not appear to own the copyrights. Copyright attorney Greg Gabriel told ArsTechnica that in considering Viacom's lawsuit against Google and YouTube, "Viacom's own conduct with iFilm will likely be a factor that the judge looks at."




21/03/2007