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Viacom exposes crown jewels to world+dog in AWS S3 bucket blunder

Updated Media monster Viacom has been caught with its security trousers down. Researchers found a wide-open, public-facing misconfigured AWS S3 bucket containing pretty much everything a hacker would need to take down the company's IT systems. The data store, found by Chris Vickery, director of Cyber Risk Research at security shop …
Iain Thomson, 19 Sep 2017
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Sony: Get out Comedy Central, MTV – we've built a wall around Vue, the greatest wall ever

Sony is set to axe a handful of popular TV networks from the PlayStation Vue streaming service. The console maker slipped out the announcement on Tuesday as most of its customers were otherwise occupied, notifying them that, as of 12:01am Eastern time Friday, all channels on the service owned by broadcasting giant Viacom will …
Shaun Nichols, 10 Nov 2016

Google off the hook for feeding kids bad cookies

A US court has dismissed Google from a lawsuit accusing the advertising giant of illegally tracking small children online. The US Third Circuit Court of Appeals said the Chocolate Factory will not [PDF] have to face allegations it used information about youngsters to serve them customized ads without their parents' knowledge …
Shaun Nichols, 29 Jun 2016
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Wanna stream live TV to your Playstation? Get a Vue of Sony's new stuff

Sony has formally launched its subscription-based service that streams TV channels to Playstation consoles. The Japanese entertainment giant said its Playstation Vue package (teased late last year) is now online in a limited rollout to viewers in New York City, Chicago, and Philadelphia. The $50-$70 monthly service brings …
Shaun Nichols, 18 Mar 2015
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Google settles copyright suit with Viacom over YouTube vids

Google and Viacom have settled their copyright differences stemming from the media company's accusation that the Choc Factory was posting its shows on YouTube without permission. Viacom alleged that Google was allowing clips from programmes like South Park and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on YouTube in violation of its …
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Sony to pop 'top Viacom channels' in PlayStations, smart tellies, mobes

Sony is linking arms with US media goliath Viacom to show top channels on PlayStation games consoles and smart TVs, it is claimed. An insider whispered to the Wall Street Journal that Sony had reached a preliminary agreement with Viacom to stream its cable channels alongside on-demand content on the Japanese giant's new …
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YouTube beats off $1bn Viacom copyright case once AGAIN

The courts have once more sided with YouTube in the copyright case brought against it by Viacom and others. The billion-dollar lawsuit was first filed way back in 2007, not long after Google snapped up the video streaming service. Viacom alleged that YouTube was knowingly allowing copyright-infringing material to be posted …
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Viacom's anti-Google copyright case rises from the dead

The class-action lawsuit filed by Viacom, the English Premier League, and others against Google has risen from the dead, thanks to a reversal of lower court decisions by the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals. "It's hard to characterize this as anything other than a loss for Google, and potentially a significant one," Eric …
Rik Myslewski, 5 Apr 2012
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Viacom appeals dismissal of $1bn YouTube lawsuit

Viacom is trying to convince an appeals court to overturn an earlier ruling in which a federal judge dismissed the $1bn lawsuit the TV behemoth brought against Google's YouTube. In June 2010, the copyright infringement suit was ditched in a landmark decision that wasn't only a big win for Google, but also sent a clear signal …
Kelly Fiveash, 19 Oct 2011
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Google honks Segway horn back at Viacom

Copyright scofflaw Google and the creative industries are locking horns once again, in a billion dollar legal case with implications for what internet companies can and can't do – or at least, American internet companies. Essentially, the case boils down to how much a service provider is allowed to "know" about infringement …
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Google scores major victory in copyright fight with Viacom

Google scored a major victory Wednesday when a federal judge dismissed Viacom's $1bn copyright infringement lawsuit accusing the internet giant of turning a blind eye to rampant piracy on its YouTube video site. The landmark decision is a huge win for other internet companies as well because it said they are shielded from …
Dan Goodin, 23 Jun 2010
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Viacom vs YouTube spat slathered in F-words

Media giant Viacom and Google-owned video sharing site YouTube dished up some colourful court documents last Friday that showed how little love exists between the sparring pair. Google, for its part, asked the court to overlook the fact that some of its wonks labelled Viacom as "copyright bastards" and "a-holes", in what is …
Kelly Fiveash, 24 May 2010
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YouTube accuses Viacom of secretly uploading videos

Google has accused Viacom of secretly uploading videos to YouTube in an effort to support its copyright infringement claims against Mountain View. In March 2007 the US media giant filed a $1bn lawsuit against Google, alleging the video-sharing site was responsible for Viacom-owned clips posted to YouTube. Now, in the latest …
Kelly Fiveash, 19 Mar 2010
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US judge prunes damages from YouTube copyright suit

YouTube won a small victory this week in the website's everlasting campaign not to have its pants sued off by copyright owners. A US federal judge has dismissed some damages brought by a lengthy roster of sports and music copyright holders, led by the UK-based Football Association Premier League. US District Judge Luis …
Austin Modine, 8 Jul 2009
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New Year, new deal for Time Warner and Viacom

Time Warner Cable customers have been saved - they'll still be able to watch SpongeBob Squarepants and other shows from Viacom. The cable company carries 19 channels from Viacom including MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon, but was refusing to pay increased fees for them. However, the two companies said yesterday that they …
John Oates, 2 Jan 2009
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Viacom to remove Time Warner's Spongebob Squarepants

Media giant Viacom is threatening to remove its 19 cable TV networks from Time Warner Cable if the operator doesn't agree to a carriage fee increase by midnight Eastern time tomorrow. Viacom's networks include MTV, Comedy Central, and Nickelodeon. In a statement released yesterday, the Sumner Redstone-run outfit said it's …
Cade Metz, 31 Dec 2008
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Google will anonymize YouTube data before sharing with Viacom

Sanity has prevailed in the Google-Viacom case. At least for the moment. Two weeks ago, wackadoo federal judge Louis L. Stanton ordered Google to share over 12TB of YouTube viewing records with Viacom, including account names and IP addresses. But yesterday, the two companies agreed that all personally identifiable info should …
Cade Metz, 15 Jul 2008
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Judge grants Viacom 12TB of YouTube user records

In the ongoing $1bn legal spat between Google and Viacom, a federal judge has ordered the search giant to turn over all existing records of every video viewed on YouTube. That includes user account names and IP addresses. Yesterday, Judge Louis L. Stanton said Google must provide Viacom with the 12 terabyte "logging database …
Cade Metz, 3 Jul 2008

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