Evening roundup: Viacom sued, MySpace photo albums, Wii browser delayed
More lawsuits; this time Viacom gets sued. MySpace adds photo albums and a batch uploader, and Opera pushes back the Wii browser until next month.
- Viacom sued over Colbert parody on YouTube. A takedown notice for a parody video clip of The Colbert Report was the cause for a lawsuit against Viacom by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The video featured several short clips from the popular late-night TV show, along with user-generated content. Viacom said it doesn't mind the video being shown on the service.
- MySpace photos upgraded. MySpace rolled out an update to its photo service last night, giving users the option to create albums and manage shots en masse with a batch uploading tool. Size limits on uploaded photos have also doubled to 1200KB per photo, up from 600KB. The update was long overdue; competitor Facebook's photo service has had batch uploading and album support for over a year now. (Found on Mashable.)
- Wii browser delayed until April. The full version of Opera's Web browser for the Nintendo Wii was originally scheduled for release this month. Opera issued a press release this morning that said it would be available in April. The current trial version of the browser has fairly limited features that we've complained about before. Opera originally offered Wii users the full version for free until June and for $5 thereafter. That offer is expected to be extended given the release delay.