YouTube Not Liable for Punitive Damages to Viacom

A U.S. District Court judge ruled that Viacom Inc. may not seek punitive damages in a $1 billion copyright infringement suit filed last year against Google Inc. Viacom sued Google in a New York court roughly one year ago, alleging "massive" copyright infringement because of the frequent appearance of Viacom-owned shows such as those on its Comedy Central network on Google's popular YouTube video sharing service.

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