Image via WikipediaYoutube bites back at Viacom with this civil yet very obviously pissed blogpost. What's interesting is that Youtube is accusing Viacom of the following:
- hiring 18 different marketing agencies to upload vids to Youtube
- creating accounts with phony email addresses
- uploading their videos and "roughing" them up to look like it was illegally uploaded
They also mentioned that after Viacom demanded the vids be taken down, then they turned around and ask them to be set up again.
If this is all true why is Viacom doing this? Is this for marketing and promotional purposes? Do they just want to throttle Youtube for the heck of it? According to the post, it's the former:
Executives as high up as the president of Comedy Central and the head of MTV Networks felt "very strongly" that clips from shows like The Daily Show and The Colbert Report should remain on YouTube.Is Viacom biting the hand that feeds or are they the real victim in this case?