Viacom Lawyer Says YouTube Case About Liability

There's no doubt that YouTube is committing copyright infringement, so the central question is who must police its content, an attorney for Viacom said. After "months and months" of negotiations about that dilemma, failure to reach a resolution prompted Viacom "reluctantly" to file a $1 billion lawsuit against Google's video-sharing site, said Don Verrilli, one of a team of Washington-based lawyers representing the media conglomerate.

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