Judge Orders YouTube to Give All User Histories to Viacom

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By Ryan Singel
http://blog.wired.com
July 02, 2008

Google will have to turn over every record of every video watched by YouTube users, including users’ names and IP addresses, to Viacom, which is suing Google for allowing clips of its copyright videos to appear on YouTube, a judge ruled Wednesday.

Viacom wants the data to prove that infringing material is more popular than user-created videos, which could be used to increase Google’s liability if it is found guilty of contributory infringement.

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5 thoughts on “Judge Orders YouTube to Give All User Histories to Viacom

  1. This action is abserd… It needs to be appealed bigtime. There is no precedent for something like this. And the thought of all that sensitive & personal information going to those whores at Viacom is disgusting… Once they have it so will anyone who pays them a dime; as well as all the intelligence agencies of the government.

    Some1 has cleverly used copyright laws to steal another little chunk of our privacy; and our personal liberty. This should be stomped on, and that Judge fired.

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