NEW YORK Feb 22 A deadline for Google Inc
(GOOG.O) to turn over documents in Viacom Inc's VIAb.N $1
billion copyright lawsuit against the Web search leader has
been extended by two months by a federal judge.
Google's attorneys had asked that a March 7 deadline for
both sides to turn over documents be postponed by three months
because it was wading through 4.5 million documents.
"It's a daunting task," Andrew Schapiro, an attorney for
law firm Mayer Brown which represents Google, told the New York
Southern District Court.
Judge Louis Stanton agreed on Friday to a new deadline of
Last March, Viacom sued Google for copyright infringement
on its popular YouTube online video sharing service, demanding
over $1 billion in damages.
(Reporting by Kenneth Li, Editing by Toni Reinhold)