We are pleased to welcome Ben Sheffner, Senior Counsel, NBC Universal Television Group, to this week’s Intellectual Property podcast. Mr. Sheffner and Professor Andrew Beckerman-Rodau discuss Viacom’s suit of Youtube in this podcast.
Viacom accused Google’s video sharing website, YouTube of violating its copyright in a $1 billion lawsuit. And as of last week, Google and Viacom reached an agreement to allow Google’s YouTube to mask important user information from records before the handover to Viacom. Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome Attorney Kevin A. Thompson from the firm Davis McGrath LLC, and Lauren Gelman, Executive Director of Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society to discuss this case. They will discuss the legal issues, privacy rights, piracy issues and what this case means for the users, the source of business for these companies.