Google, Viacom settle YouTube copyright lawsuit

Written by Reuters | New York | Updated: Mar 19 2014, 09:25am hrs
Google has settled a copyright lawsuit in which Viacom accused the internet search company of posting its programmes on the YouTube video service without permission. This settlement reflects the growing collaborative dialogue between our two companies on important opportunities, and we look forward to working more closely together, the companies said in a joint statement. Terms were not disclosed.

Viacom had originally filed a $1 billion lawsuit against YouTube and others in 2007, accusing YouTube of broadcasting 79,000 copyrighted videos on its website between 2005 and 2008.