How Viacom Ambushed YouTube and You - Updated

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Jul 5, 2008 2:27 AM EDT
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I found some evidence Google tried hard to protect user confidentiality, in some letters to the judge in the court docket of Viacom v. YouTube. After the Order [PDF; text here] issued, Google didn't give up, but is continuing even now by asking the court in a letter to reconsider the decision and let them redact personally identifiable data. They fought hard against Viacom's motion to compel [PDF]. And the evidence indicates to me that what happened was a kind of SCO-like maneuver on Viacom's part.

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