Friday, July 04, 2008

Google wants logins cut from YouTube data - The Boston Globe

This is going to get nasty...

Viacom, owner of Comedy Central and MTV Networks, wants the information to find out if YouTube viewers watch more copyrighted shows such as "South Park" and "The Colbert Report" than other videos in an effort to strengthen its $1 billion lawsuit against Google.

"We are disappointed the court granted Viacom's overreaching demand for viewing history," Catherine Lacavera, Google's senior litigation counsel, said yesterday. "We will ask Viacom to respect users' privacy and allow us to anonymize the logs before producing them under the court's order."

Google wants logins cut from YouTube data - The Boston Globe

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