There’s been plenty of copyright news to read about lately, what with the suit by Viacom against YouTube and its owner, Google. I’ve been following the suit partly because I enjoy watching clips of the Daily Show with Jon Stewart (owned by Viacom’s Comedy Central property) on YouTube. But I’m also interested because the basic issues behind the suit have relevance to all matters of copyright. Today’s New York Times has a brilliant analysis of the suit by business columnist Joe Nocera. (Go here to read it.) If you’re really interested in the copyright issue and want another, very interesting historical perspective, there is also an insightful op-ed piece in the Times. (Go here to read that article.)