Marketwatch.com: “Google Opens New Front In Battle Over Viacom’s ‘Copyright Cop“:
In a motion filed in federal court in San Jose, Google demands internal records from closely-held BayTSP Inc., one of a number of firms that offer copyright-policing services.
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In a court filing, Google argues that BayTSP’s documents will “refute” Viacom’s own assertion that it can’t be expected to track down the improper use of its content. They will also demonstrate that Viacom routinely uploaded its own content to YouTube while asking BayTSP to avoid flagging it and requesting its removal — illustrating Viacom’s ability to manage the appearance of its content on YouTube for its own benefit, according to Google.