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Viacom can't 'punish' Google

March 14, 2008

Viacom cannot amend its complaint against Google in its $1 billion copyright lawsuit to add a claim for punitive damages, a US judge has ruled. District Judge Louis Stanton denied Viacom’s request, saying common law punitive damages cannot be recovered under the Copyright Act.

Viacom sued Google a year ago for copyright infringement on its YouTube service.

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