YouTube Must Hand Over User Activity Logs To Viacom

July 3, 2008

The $1 billion lawsuit filed by Viacom against YouTube continues as Google's video-sharing site has been ordered to hand over a user activity log to the entertainment company...Boston (ChattahBox) – The $1 billion lawsuit filed by Viacom against YouTube continues as Google’s video-sharing site has been ordered to hand over a user activity log to the entertainment company.

The log that YouTube has to hand over to Viacom includes everything from user names, IP addresses, as well as any videos that these users have watched in the past.

Viacom has been seeking these logs so that they can prove that more people watch copyright-infringing video content on YouTube, rather than free or user-created content.

If YouTube is found guilty of contributing to copyright infringement, they could face stiffer penalties.

Viacom filed the huge lawsuit in 2007, stating YouTube carries over 160,000 video clips which belonged to Viacom.


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