There's no point in letting a $1 billion lawsuit get in the way of a good thing. Even though Viacom and Google's YouTube are still embroiled in a five-year legal tussle over video clips, the two are hooking up in a digital streaming deal.
When DailyFinance reporter Jon Berr's wife posted a brief video on YouTube of their 3-year-old son dancing to Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger," she never expected to become part of the complex fight over copyright and fair use on the Internet. Then came the warning email.
Media giant Viacom has appealed a judge's ruling that threw out its $1 billion lawsuit against Google-owned YouTube for copyright infringement. Viacom called the decision, which said YouTube was protected by the "fair use" doctrine, "fundamentally flawed." This battle is far from over.