The Threatdown, On the Stand

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The deposition request lists are out for Viacom's $1 billion lawsuit against Google. Viacom wants the YouTube and Google founders on the stand. Google wants to depose Viacom Chairman Sumner Redstone, CEO Philippe Dauman, Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart.
Presumably Google wants to ask whether Daily Show or Colbert Report employees uploaded videos to YouTube, as they were among the site's most popular offerings. Will swearing to tell the whole truthiness and nothing but the truthiness get the Comedy Central stars in trouble?
If it does, it's not going to happen for a while. The actual trial may not happen until 2009, with pre-trial measures expected to conclude in December 2008.
YouTube wants to depose Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart [c |net]

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