Spat between Viacom and Google 'mere politics' says observer

An article by Kathleen Lau for includes quotes from a phone conversation she had with me.

The dispute between Google and Viacom is déjà-vu to McOrmond, who refers to the whole kerfuffle as "radio all over again."
"It's not rocket science. Cable TV is exactly the same, where cable companies don't have to ask permission to re-transmit TV stations, they just pay a required fee."

He says that the playing field is choc-full of these kinds of lawsuits, but it's "just a matter of time before non-commercial content is monetized."