Earlier this week, Viacom reaffirmed their commitment to suing Google (hey, we all have to be committed to something, right?). Commenting on that decision, I said that Viacom should at least be willing to work with Google’s new anti-piracy tool.
And according to Reuters, it appears that they might:
“I suspect at some point in the future we’ll work with Google,” [Viacom Inc Chief Executive Philippe] Dauman said at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco.
Of course, how willing the companies are to work together may depend on the nature of the eventual settlement.
Viacom also commented on the copyright agreement they signed this week (along with CBS, MSFT, Fox, MySpace, Disney and NBC), which included “blocking pirated material before it is loaded on a site for public access.” This could be a potential quibble with Google’s new anti-piracy system, which may allow copyrighted clips to be posted briefly before they are detected.