After Viacom and France's TF1, Italy's MediaSet is reportedly also filing suit against YouTube for illegal video and audio uploads. Mediaset is seeking at least $800 million. Spain's Telecinco (owned by MediaSet) has previously sued the video site.
YouTube sent a press release to Reuters, which states: "We respect copyright".
According to Bloomberg, at least 4643 MediaSet videos (which is equal to 325 hours) have been illegally used on YouTube. MediaSet said that they have lost "the equivalent of 315.672 broadcasting days."
Moreover, Italian Prosecutors said that Google will be charged for broadcasting a video of an autistic child being taunted by classmates. Google is the parent company of YouTube.