Google Sets Aside $200 Million for YouTube Claims

Google Inc. has set aside more than $200 million in its just-completed takeover of YouTube Inc. as a financial cushion to cover losses or possible legal bills for the frequent copyright violations on YouTube's video-sharing site. Without elaborating in a statement, Google said it is withholding 12.5% of the stock owed to YouTube for one year "to secure certain indemnification obligations."

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