MediaSat take on YouTube

September 2008


Silvio Berlusoni’s MediaSat has said it will sue YouTube and parent company Google for illegal use of its copyrights. MediaSat’s own analysis showed that there were 4,643 unauthorised videos and clips owned by the Italian media conglomerate on YouTube, equivalent to more than 325 hours of television transmission. Mediasat has said it is seeking E500 million (£383 million) in damages. In the USA, film, TV and broadcast giant Viacom have brought a similar action.

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