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Amazon adds Viacom to its streaming armoury

Amazon adds Viacom to its streaming armoury

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Amazon's global assault continues with the news that the e-retail giant has signed a deal with Viacom - meaning a wealth of new content is now available for the Seattle-based company to stream. Stream in the US, that is - remember, we don't get any Amazon... >>

Google wins copyright lawsuit

Google wins copyright lawsuit

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Google has won its high profile legal battle with media giant Viacom in a ruling that could have major ramifications for copyrighted content.  Viacom, who owns MTV and Comedy Central amongst other things, had filed a $1 billion lawsuit against the big... >>

YouTube details some of Viacom's shady practices in $1bn lawsuit

YouTube details some of Viacom's shady practices in $1bn lawsuit

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"Viacom continuously and secretly uploaded its content to YouTube, even while publicly complaining about its presence there". That's the claim of YouTube, in a new blog post, perhaps hoping to win public support in its $1billion lawsuit with the media... >>

Rock Band is still not profitable, says Viacom

Rock Band is still not profitable, says Viacom

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Viacom has admitted that its Rock Band series is still not making any cash - on the contrary, it's losing the company money. Viacom's chief financial officer, Tom Dooley, admitted in a quarterly earnings report that "Rock Band was a negative contributor... >>

Google paid $1 billion premium for YouTube

Google paid $1 billion premium for YouTube

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Google's CEO Eric Schmidt has admitted to paying a $1 billion premium on YouTube when Google bought the video service in 2007. The move, which made sure that the fledgling company (at the time) didn't fall into the wrong hands (read Microsoft or Yahoo)... >>

New organisation founded to fight online piracy

New organisation founded to fight online piracy

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The battle between peer-2-peer websites and the music and movie industries is hotting up. The notorious file sharing website, Pirate Bay, is facing bans in Italy, Denmark and Sweden. Despite a recent vote by the EU, not to adopt a three strikes and you're... >>

MTV goes HD with MTVNHD

MTV goes HD with MTVNHD

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MTV Networks International has announced the launch of the first ever international high definition service dedicated to "music and kids", called MTVNHD. The English-language channel will premiere on Monday 15 September 2008 and will be available in Belgium,... >>

Viacom and YouTube make a deal

Viacom and YouTube make a deal

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On the 4 July, we reported that a judge in New York ruled that Google must pass on the details of more than 100 million people - many of them in the UK - to Viacom, the US TV company that Google is involved in with a billion-dollar court case. But now... >>

YouTube viewer details to be supplied to Viacom

YouTube viewer details to be supplied to Viacom

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A judge in New York has said that Google must pass on the details of more than 100 million people - many of them in the UK - to Viacom, the US TV company that Google is involved in with a billion-dollar court case. The argument is that Viacom's "experts"... >>

Viacom YouTube lawsuit "threatens internet freedom"

Viacom YouTube lawsuit "threatens internet freedom"

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It's been rumbling on since March last year, and now the legal battle between Viacom and Google looks set to get even nastier. Last spring, Viacom launched a $1bn case against Google accusing its website YouTube of massive copyright infringement. It argued... >>