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Youtube Ordered To Hand Over Viewing Data


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#1 Animal

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 06:04 PM

(07-03) 18:06 PDT -- In a ruling that could have serious privacy implications, a federal judge has ruled that popular Internet video site YouTube must hand over details about what people watch online.

The decision filed Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Louis L. Stanton in New York is part of a $1 billion copyright-infringement lawsuit that Viacom Inc., the entertainment group that owns Comedy Central, VH1 and Nickelodeon, among others, filed last year against Google, which owns YouTube.


Full article here: YouTube ordered to hand over viewing data Anastasia Ustinova,Ellen Lee, Chronicle Staff Writers

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 06:07 PM

I hope this isn't the end for youtube, all i can say for them is OUCH!!
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Posted 04 July 2008 - 06:17 PM

It was only a matter of time wasn't it? With people uploading entire films, many of which are recent DVD releases, can anybody be that suprised?

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 06:20 PM

Very true King, i'm surprised it lasted as long as it did without any trouble. But once again, leave it up to a few bad eggs to ruin it for everyone...
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Posted 06 July 2008 - 09:01 PM

Many videos with an anti-Viacom theme being uploaded to YouTube. Don't most people join YouTube with false details? I was wondering just in case they were thinking of suing the end user for watching copyrighted material.

This is the best sfw one I have seen.



I know this isn't the usual forum for videos, but I think it belongs in this thread.

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 02:20 PM

More information and a video (of questionable taste) is here:
http://www.vitalsecurity.org/2008/07/epic-fail-for-all.html

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 03:39 PM

Google, owners of YouTube, will now hand over the database but without data that could identify users.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7506948.stm


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Posted 18 July 2008 - 05:07 PM

Viacom has "backed off". More like they've been pushed back by people threatening to boycott there product.




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