You may recall that the failure of Google and Viacom, which owns MTV and Comedy Central among other properties, to negotiate an agreement to work together (read: revenue sharing) resulted in a very public Viacom-Google “pissing match” over copyright infringement and whether Google had made good faith efforts to protect against it. (Danny has an excellent round up of the history and arguments on both sides here.)

The breakdown resulted in Viacom suing YouTube/Google for $1 billion in copyright infringement. Now the latest round of court documents are out, with Google claiming that Viacom’s action and attitude “threatens” freedom on the Internet.

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