Does Viacom Owe Jonathan Coulton Money? [VIDEO]

Posted Jun 7, 2010

Viacom is suing YouTube for over $1 billion for copyright infringement. But what happens when Viacom uses content from content producers? Viacom subsidiary Spike.com is hosting a video of Jonathan Coulton singing along with a slideshow of Creative Commons pictures on Flickr. But to start watching the video, you have to watch an ad that Viacom makes money of off. “Where is Jonathan Coulton’s $37?” asks John Green in the video below: