Veoh seeks $3 mil in attorneys fees from Universal MusicWed Dec 02, 2009 @ 10:04AM PST
By Eriq Gardner
"The sad truth of this case is that if UMG had simply sent Veoh take-down notices, Veoh would have responded as it does with all such notices...and disabled access to the material. This case would have been put to rest, saving this Court's and the parties' precious resources. Instead, UMG decided simply not to participate in the notice and takedown provisions of the DMCA. Remarkably, even after UMG filed suit, and Veoh offered to immediately take down any allegedly infringing videos identified by UMG, UMG refused, claiming it was Veoh's burden to try to figure out what alleged UMG rights might be infringed."
No telling how much Google is spending on its own legal defense, but we're betting its far more than $3 million.