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Google Wants Viacom to Serve up Stephen Colbert & Jon Stewart

Stephen ColbertDo you get the feeling that the Google/Viacom $1B law suit is going to be a huge circus? No? Then you might change your mind when you learn that Google has added the names of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to the list of Viacom employees it wants to see on the stand, according to docs filed in the U.S. DIstrict Court, says CNET.

The two companies entered the names of people they each wish to depose in court, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York last week. Google, which acquired YouTube last October, wants to depose at least 30 people in addition to Colbert and Stewart. Among them are Viacom Chairman Sumner Redstone and CEO Philippe Dauman.

The Greatest Living American? Stephen Colbert???

UPDATE: SEL is reporting Stephen Colbert is now #1 on Google for “greatest living american“. So much for preventing Google bombs.

I only started watching The Colbert Report a few months back, but I already consider myself part of the “nation”.

So when Rand Fishkin revealed that Stephen Colbert’s producers wanted to set up a Google Bomb to get Colbert to the #1 spot for the “Greatest Living American“, I thought I’d join in.

Stephen Colbert already won my vote with his attempts to prove just how inaccurate and easily gamed Wikipedia is, so why not help Google realize that their attempts to prevent Google Bombing have failed.

So, while I don’t actually believe Stephen Colbert is the greatest living American, I do believe it will be fun to see if we can convince Google otherwise.

Stephen Colbert to Bing: You Got Served!

Despite Bing being a major sponsor of The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert couldn’t resist having a little dig at Microsoft’s expense.

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The best line? “For the first time ever, someone’s search history has been busted for something other than porn.” LMAO!

Hiring Stephen Colbert to Help with Wikipedia NoFollow Campaign

I think I’ve just discovered the new spokesman for our “Nofollow me to Wikipedia” campaign – Stephen Colbert.

As Rand points out, Colbert has already taken many stabs at Wikipedia – even getting his viewers to change the entry on “elephants” to say the population has tripled in the past ten years. His latest funnies include:

Wikipedia – The encyclopedia where you can be an authority, even if you don’t know what the hell you’re talking about.

My favorite is when he offers $5 to the first person who changes the entry on “reality” to “reality is a commodity”. Then mocks all those that might say “that’s not what reality is”..

“Oh really? Go and look it up on Wikipedia, I think you’ll find that I’m right”

Stephen Colbert Grills Google’s Eric Schmidt (Video)

Stephen Colbert sits down with Google CEO Eric Schmidt. Hilarity and discomfort ensues.

My favorite line?

Colbert on Google’s “Don’t Be Evil” motto: Your stock price is at $500. How low does that price have to go before you say, ‘That’s it, we’re going with evil!’

Colbert Tells The New York Times To Go Tweet Itself

Just plain funny. Enjoy.

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EFF Sues Viacom to Prevent Abuse of DMCA

You already know that Viacom is suing YouTube for a gazillion dollars for copyright infringement, but now the cable company is facing a backlash over its careless use of the DMCA.

Nate Anderson reports the Electronic Frontier Foundation – a nonprofit group that looks to protect digital rights and free speech – is suing Viacom for its misuse of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

Among thousands of DMCA takedown notices sent out, is one of a Stephen Colbert parody video that the EFF claims doesn’t violate any copyright laws.

The video does contain clips from “The Colbert Report,” but the EFF argues that these qualify as fair use, since parody has a well-recognized copyright exemption. “Our clients’ video is an act of free speech and a fair use of ‘Colbert Report’ clips,” said EFF staff attorney Corynne McSherry in a statement…