Google Ordered To Give YouTube Data To Viacom

Law360, New York (July 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Raising major concerns over Internet privacy, a federal judge has ordered Google Inc. to hand over statistics on the video-viewing habits of YouTube users to Viacom Inc., which will use the data in its $1 billion copyright infringement suit against Google and YouTube LLC.

The information sought by Viacom includes the log-in names of YouTube users and Internet protocol, or IP, addresses identifying which computers they used to watch videos. Judge Louis Stanton of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled...
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