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Saturday, 05 July 2008 16:29

No appeal from Google on YouTube data ruling

An appeal by Google against the decision of a federal judge in New York that it must hand over details of every video ever viewed on YouTube to Viacom was not only widely expected, but thought to be pretty much a given. A comment by Google's senior litigation counsel seems to suggest otherwise...

Published in Networking
Do you ever feel uncomfortable when you're warned that "this call may be monitored for quality and training purposes" and then you're asked for sensitive information such as a credit card number? IBM's India Research Laboratory thinks it has the answer.

Published in Home Tech
A judge has ordered that YouTube must hand over every record of every video watched by YouTube users to Viacom. That's the user name, address and IP address relating to every video clip you ever watched. The data, contained on a set of four terabyte hard drives, is to be used to help Viacom prove that copyright infringing material is more popular than user-generated video content. And increase the liability of Google if Viacom wins its $1 billion copyright infringement case, of course. Meanwhile, it seems, all your YouTube viewing history belongs to Viacom...

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