Viacom has issued its own statement on its ongoing litigation with YouTube and Google, after the latter had its say late last week. “YouTube was intentionally built on infringement and there are countless internal YouTube communications demonstrating that YouTube’s founders and its employees intended to profit from that infringement,” says the statement, claiming that Google bought the site because of the popularity of its infringing materials. “They would only offer to protect Viacom’s content if Viacom agreed to license those works, effectively holding copyright protection as ransom for a license,” continues the statement.
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