Al Gore’s viewing figures

In papers filed in support of its copyright infringement case against YouTube (prop. Google Inc.) Viacom claims that Gore’s film An Inconvenient Truth (the rights to which are owned by Viacom) had been viewed “an astounding 1.5 billion times”.

Wow! Only the Zapruder film of the JFK assassination comes close. I’d have thought that represented real success for the Viacom brand. But that’s not the way lawyers think.