MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 30 — Responding to Viacom’s $1 billion copyright infringement suit over video clips on YouTube, Google said Monday that it would not back off, declaring that the law was on its side.
“We are not going to let this lawsuit distract us,” Michael Kwun, managing counsel for litigation at Google, told reporters.
its response to the lawsuit, filed Monday in Federal District Court in
Manhattan, Google said that Viacom’s claims were unfounded and asked
for a judgment dismissing the complaint.