View Full Version : YouTube Ordered to Give Complete User Logs to Via

07-03-2008, 07:27 AM
As part of its $1 billion lawsuit against user-video site YouTube, Viacom will receive a complete log of all users’ activities, which will include a list of usernames, IP addresses, and videos that each account has viewed in the past.
Viacom says it wants to use the data to prove that copyright-infringing videos draw higher amounts of traffic than user-generated and fully-legal content. If Viacom’s hypothesis turns out to be true, it could increase penalties against YouTube if found liable for contributory copyright infringement.

The court order to turn over site logs came as part of a sweeping request by Viacom, where it attempted to acquire source code for the site’s search engine and copyright video filter – which YouTube wrote as the result of previous litigation with copyright holders – as well as copies of YouTube parent Google’s advertisement database schema, and copies of all videos on the site marked “private.” U.S. District Judge Louis Stanton, who is presiding over the case in New York, struck down Viacom’s other requests.

http://www.dailytech.com/YouTube+Ordered+to+Give+Complete+User+Logs+to+Viac om/article12265.htm

07-03-2008, 07:46 AM
Let the fun begin!

07-03-2008, 07:51 AM
and there goes 90% of the users of youtube