March 18, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
Viacom and Google on Tuesday settled a copyright infringement lawsuit originally filed by Viacom in 2007. The media conglomerate Viacom is known for its television networks including Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, and VH1. In the original suit, Viacom sought $1 billion in damages as well as an ...[read more]
April 19, 2013
by Sydney Normil
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Thursday dissmissed a copyright infringement lawsuit by Viacom against Google's YouTube. Viacom, which owns Comedy Central, MTV and VH1, was seeking $1 billion in damages as well as an injunction against YouTube for clips ...[read more]
May 9, 2012
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Guest Columnist Olivier Sylvain of the Fordham University School of Law says that the Second Circuit opinion in Viacom v. YouTube represents a growing convergence of opinion in how to interpret the DMCA, which could ultimately be a good development for all parties involved...Early last ...[read more]
April 6, 2012
by Michael Haggerson
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Thursday overturned an order dismissing a $1 billion copyright infringement suit against Google, by Viacom, for Google's YouTube service. The lower court initially dismissed Viacom's suit in June 2010 finding that the Digital Millennium Copyright ...[read more]
June 24, 2010
by Sarah Miley
A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a suit filed by US entertainment company Viacom against Google, accusing if of allowing copyrighted material on its YouTube service without permission. Judge Louis Stanton of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York issued the summary ...[read more]
July 3, 2008
by Devin Montgomery
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York Tuesday ordered Google to turn over databases containing logs of every time any IP address has accessed any YouTube video. Viacom had requested access to the databases in a lawsuit brought for copyright infringement, arguing ...[read more]
March 13, 2007
by Brett Murphy
Media giant Viacom filed a lawsuit Tuesday for copyright infringement against the website YouTube and owner Google, seeking over $1 billion in damages and an injunction that would prohibit further infringement. Viacom, which owns Comedy Central, MTV, VH1 and other media outlets, alleges in its ...[read more]
June 13, 2005
by David Shucosky
The US Supreme Court on Monday let stand without comment a lower court ruling that overturned new FCC regulations that would have allowed greater media consolidation. Several major media conglomerates, including News Corp., Clear Channel, and Viacom, originally sought the rules in order to allow... ...[read more]
November 23, 2004
by Bernard Hibbitts
In the matter of Viacom, Inc., Federal Communications Commission, ruling adopted November 9, 2004 and released November 23, 2004. Read the full text of the FCC order here. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]
November 23, 2004
by Bernard Hibbitts
AP is reporting that media conglomerate Viacom has agreed to pay a record $3.5 million to settle FCC allegations of indecency on its radio and television stations.6:15 PM ET- The complete FCC order is now available online. Read an FCC press release. Statements from the commissioners are available... ...[read more]

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