CCN (Crazy Cal News) - MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Dick Cheney bought 100,000 shares of Viacom yesterday to give as a gift to his grandchild-to-be. He listed the name of the grandchild, for some reason, as "Mini-me." After purchasing the stock, Viacom refused to back down on a lawsuit against Google's YouTube division.
Google had asked for a judgment dismissing the lawsuit because Viacom's claims were unfounded.
"You can't win, Viacom," said Google. "If you strike me down, I'll become stronger than you could ever imagine."
Viacom, however, heard a loud deep voice from Cheney that said, "USE THE DARK SIDE OF THE FORCE" and continues to press the lawsuit.
Google, which relies heavily on the "safe harbor" provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, used the FORCE and said that that Web sites' owners are not liable for copyright material uploaded by others to their site as long as they promptly remove the material when asked to do so by the copyright owner. The statement stunned Viacom for a moment, then Viacom called on the DARK SIDE.
"This response ignores the most important fact of the suit, which is that YouTube does not qualify for safe harbor protection under the D.M.C.A.," Viacom said, wielding its huge red light saber. "It is obvious that YouTube has knowledge of infringing material on their site, and they are profiting from it."
Google disappeared and all that Viacom could find was Google's cloak which fell to the floor.