"Viacom Inc. said on Tuesday that it was suing Google Inc. and its Internet video-sharing site YouTube for more than $1 billion over unauthorized use of its programming online.
The lawsuit, the biggest challenge to date to Google's ambitions to make YouTube into a major vehicle for advertising and entertainment, accuses the Web search leader and its unit of "massive intentional copyright infringement."
WTF does that mean ?? Its basically a deal gone sour and Viacom is now playing sour grapes and wants to sucker it to Google !! Forrester reported some time ago that recent negotiations with YouTube to arrive on a “fair” way to receive compensation for its intellectual property did not progress and the demand was the only way to prevent further losses.