Court Order Puts Privacy Of YouTube Users In Question

July 7, 2008

Just a few days ago, a court ordered YouTube to hand over user logs to Viacom, putting the privacy of users of the video site in question...Washington (ChattahBox) – Just a few days ago, a court ordered YouTube to hand over user logs to Viacom, putting the privacy of users of the video site in question.

The user logs which YouTube has to hand over to Viacom consist of a variety of things in regards to user information. This is part of a $1 billion copyright infringement lawsuit against YouTube.

YouTube will have to hand over history logs, but not much else beyond that. They have the ability to stop Viacom from seeing into YouTube’s search technology, and private videos of users.

Viacom is continuing to try to build a case to showcase that users on YouTube view content that infringes upon copyrights.


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