News: Google downplays video copyright lawsuit
Posted: November 12, 2006 11:26PM
- "Google is facing a legal challenge over its Google Video service after a copyright owner claimed that the search giant is liable for an illegal video upload, the company disclosed in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission last week.Downplaying the threat, a Google spokesman told vnunet.com: "This is a small lawsuit over a single video that appeared briefly.
"We have procedures in place that allow copyright owners to tell us if their content is placed on Google Video without authorisation. When we receive appropriate notice, we quickly remove the content from Google Video."
The legal challenge illustrates the problems the firm is facing with Google Video as well as last month's acquisition of YouTube. "