Thursday, July 17, 2008

YouTube and Viacom Reach Data Deal

I am not sure if anyone heard about Viacom asking for the IP addresses to see who was looking at YouTube videos, but it appears the company has change their mind (via court order). This is from Financial Times:

YouTube, the online video site owned by Google, has struck a deal to strip potentially compromising personal information out of reams of user data that it is being forced to hand over to Viacom.

The deal, which was agreed between the two companies' lawyers on Monday, comes a week after a federal judge ordered YouTube to hand over 12 terabytes of data logs to Viacom's lawyers.

That order came as part of a $1bn copyright lawsuit filed against the world's biggest online video site by Viacom last year.

Google/Viacom Article

Original Article