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Viacom and Google are far from kissing and making up in the massive lawsuit over alleged copyright infringement on YouTube, but the two warring companies are together as defendants in another lawsuit that raises a provocative question.
Namely, is there some conflict between the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Americans With Disabilities Act?
The plaintiff in this case is a Montana individual named Todd Ouellette, an investigative reporter and videographer who says he’s poor and suffers from dyslexia. Ouellette claims he’s suffered from some harassment thanks to his political views and says his videos posted on YouTube have been subject to various takedown efforts for alleged copyright violations.
That’s what Ouelette is asking in a lawsuit filed against Viacom, Google, MySpace, and other affiliated parties.
Ouelette is representing himself in this lawsuit filed in Montana District Court, and as such, the pro se complaint is a bit rambling and conspiratorial, taking some of the documents exposed in the Viacom-YouTube case to build another that he’s been subject to lies and mistreatment at the hands of the various defendants.
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