Viacom's $1 billion patent breach court case beside Google's video-sharing site YouTube has been dismissed by the court, ending currently a bitter legal battle among the corporations that has been going on for more than three years.
On Wednesday, Judge Louis L. Stanton, of U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, decided Google's movement for summary ruling.
"This is a significant success not just for us, but also for the billions of people around the globe who utilize the web to converse and share experiences among each other.
We're eager regarding this choice and look ahead to renewing our focus on behind the unbelievable variety of ideas and expression that billions of people post and observe on YouTube each day around the world," wrote Kent Walker, Google vice president and general counsel.
Viacom strike Google in March 2007 by $1 billion court case more than what it described as extensive and headstrong violation of Viacom's films, TV shows and other content on YouTube.