« TiVo and Amazon Team Up to Pump Impulse Shopping | Main | At the COPA, No Constitutional Hope-A »

July 22, 2008

Viacom and Google Settle Discovery Request

In an update to Viacom's YouTube discovery request, and subsequent whirlwind of publicity regarding the private information of YouTube viewer's usernames and IP addressses, Viacom and other parties to the copyright infringement lawsuit, have formally agreed to allow Google to strip YouTube viewer's identifying information before complying with a judge's order for the records.

In a YouTube blog post, the Google subsidiary noted that they had formally reached an agreement with Viacom and they even posted a link to "the legalese!"

You may all breathe easier now.  Your potentially embarrassing YouTube viewing habits are private...for the moment. [MD]

July 22, 2008 | Permalink

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341bfae553ef00e553cd45e28834

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Viacom and Google Settle Discovery Request :

Comments

Post a comment