So Viacom hired 18 different marketing agencies to secretly upload clips of its own properties to YouTube, in order to bolster its eventual case for litigation against the site, and purchasing owner Google, according to a piece from The Wrap’s Dylan Stableford? Shocking! By which I mean not at all. After all, this is how entertainment conglomerates play, no? Rough and dirty and under the table — never content to admit they missed the boat or got passed by on some technological advance, but instead get a piece of whatever new pie is out there, no matter how they have to fudge the facts. It’s all white-collar criminal engineering, I realize, but I’d pay to see a movie about this sort of cloak-and-dagger shenanigans. Well, if at least one lawyer got punched in the balls.