Expect fireworks Thursday in Viacom vs. Google
Information is coming in three-year copyright battle that is "potentially embarrassing" to both sides, sources say.
The copyright showdown between Google and Viacom, parent company of Paramount and MTV, is finally about to start playing out before the public.
Sources close to the case said in October that information cropped up during the discovery process that is "potentially embarrassing" to both sides.
The documents will be unsealed as both companies have now
In October, CNET reported that sources close to the case said thatunauthorized content and that managers there knew and discussed the existence of unauthorized content on the site with employees, but chose not to remove the material.
Court documents already available to the public show that Viacom employees uploaded their own clips to YouTube. Google is likely to argue that this is proof there's no way for the company to determine whether material posted to the site is authorized or not.
How all of this will affect the case is still unclear, but the arguments are scheduled to be completed in June.