Google memo: YouTube business model 'completely sustained by pirated content'

The Google-Viacom lawsuit continues to be more entertaining than some of the videos both companies are arguing about.

The newest piece in the ongoing battle over Google's alleged copyright infringement includes an internal Google memo, written before it acquired YouTube in 2006, that says the YouTube business model is "completely sustained by pirated content," and also says the company is "at the mercy of companies not responding to DMCA requests." That would be Viacom.

The memo was part of a new group of documents Viacom has made public after a judge in March ordered some documents in the three-year-old case unsealed.

Fore more:
- see this Wall Street Journal report

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