Wed Apr 01, 2009 @ 02:50PM PST
By Eriq Gardner
One thing that has amused us to no end over the years is the amount of personal injury lawsuits filed by individuals whose televisions have come crashing down on them. Rarely does a day go by when the court docket doesn't see a lawsuit filed by some schmuck who unsuccessfully tried to mount a flat-screen TV upon the wall.
We mention this because in the spirit of April Fool's Day, YouTube may have gone just a tad bit far. The Google subsidiary only thinks it knows liability after staring down a $1 billion lawsuit from Viacom. We believe they've got much bigger legal troubles ahead.
That's right. The company is telling its users to hang the monitor upside down from the ceiling and watch the screen upside down.
Good luck in court, Google. We'll have to see whether "April Fool's Joke" is deemed an affirmative defense or not.