Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Google, Viacom Reach Deal Over YouTube Visitor Data - WSJ.com

Probably not the end of the story...

Google Inc. and Viacom Inc. have agreed to allow Google to anonymize YouTube visitor data before complying with a judge's order to deliver the data to Viacom as part of a broader copyright lawsuit.

Google-owned YouTube announced late Monday night that the parties had agreed to allow it to substitute actual user and visitor IDs and internet protocol addresses with other unique values to help protect user privacy. Lawyers for both companies agreed to a court stipulation which stated that "parties shall agree as promptly as feasible on a specific protocol to govern this substitution."

Google, Viacom Reach Deal Over YouTube Visitor Data - WSJ.com

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