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Viacom Tells Google to Pull YouTube Video Clips

Reuters
Friday, 2 Feb 2007 | 12:01 PM ET

Viacom has demanded that Google's online video service YouTube pull down all of its video clips after they failed to reach an agreement, the company said.

About 100,000 video clips from Viacom-owned properties including MTV Networks and BET has been asked to be removed.

Viacom said its pirated programs on YouTube generate about 1.2 billion video streams, based on a study from an outside consultant.

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