Viacom's counter stroke in its ongoing legal battle with Google/YouTube over their copyrighted videos found on YouTube seems just perfect for their case. While Google fired the first salvo when they revealed that Viacom uploaded their own videos while complaining about their videos being on the site earlier on, Viacom has countered with emails from YouTube before Google bought them over. These emails are littered with conversations from YouTube founders on how they had intended to capitalize on illegal copyrighted content to boost traffic.
businessinsider.com - During 2005 to 2008, YouTube execs said a lot of dumb and nasty things to each other in emails and instant messages.
Thanks to Viacom's lawsuit against YouTube-parent company Google -- and the court's decision to release a "statement of undisputed facts" -- you get to read it all!
Full article here and it has a link to the gallery with 28 snippets for your viewing pleasure.