Google’s Schmidt: Viacom, A Company Built From Lawsuits
Google takes swipe at Viacom, talks social networks from Reuters reports Google CEO Eric Schmidt as saying “Viacom is a company built from lawsuits, look at their history.”
Schmidt said this while being asked questions at a hotel bar at the 25th annual Allen & Co. “moguls meeting.” Schmidt added, “Look who they hired as CEO, Philippe Dauman, who was the general counsel for Viacom for 20 years.”
Since them, Viacom was sued for allegedly forcing the removal of videos that were not covered by copyright.
In addition, Schmidt has called the lawsuit against Google “just a mistake”.