Italian Broadcaster Sues Google, YouTube for $779 million

Google is facing another YouTube law suit, this time from Italian broadcaster Mediaset, which is controlled by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. The suit was filed in Rome and seeks 500 million Euros in damages (approx $779 million USD).

The suit is similar to others, including the one brought by Viacom, citing illegal use of copyrighted materials.

Mediaset says a June 10 analysis showed 4,643 videos equaling more than 325 hours were found on the popular online video site. The broadcaster claims the videos amount to a loss of 315,672 days.

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