Shockingly I saw in on the front page of my morning paper was “YouTube told to reveal all users”.
Turns out that Viacom pursuing a $1 billion lawsuit against YouTube because they claim that 160,000 unauthorized clips of television shows have been uploaded onto YouTube and veiwed more that 1.5 billion times, thus YouTubes success is solely based on this. So Viacom have gone to GOOGLE so as to obtain all users detailssuch as usernames and IP addresses. But experts are in up roar about this as this ruling threatens the privacy of millions of users – users like us!!!. We have been told that Viacom will notbe allowed to use this information for anything bar the lawsuit, but accidents happen and things often get misplaced.
Firstly, I thought GOOGLE didn’t keep such records, but as my wife said
Funny, they say they don’t track us, but you ever notice when push comes to shove they seem to be able to obtain all this information.
So, how many of you now are getting nervous??