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08 July 2008 @ 10:01 am
Youtube up and went boom  

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Edit later: I can't help but be amused by the one article that suggested that the 12-terrabyte logfile, containing the demanded information, be delivered on hard copy.
luckypooka: my unbridled holy hateluckypooka on July 8th, 2008 02:13 pm (UTC)
That is CRAP!
And it's not even like I watch anything even vaguely controversial on youtube (The most 'risque' I've seen is some parody comedian-singers), and I would be perfectly okay sharing my watching history with, like, my nieces and nephews. But that ruling is an outrageous breach of privacy!
Some days, the hate for our gov't system is boundless...
luckypooka: own wordsluckypooka on July 8th, 2008 06:56 pm (UTC)
Bwahaha; delivering it hardcopy, though it would take time and waste a lot of paper, is a very satisfying answer!
It's like being pissed off about a ticket/fine, and paying it in pennies. :)
ryoko: Annoyedturdburgler on July 8th, 2008 02:44 pm (UTC)
I truly hope Google gives these guys the finger. I can't imagine they'll just bend over backwards for such a BS "demand", since, historically, they have been pretty good about defending the individual and telling big industry to suck it. (I'm just not sure what their options are at this stage in the game)

If ANYTHING, they should be turning over as little data as is needed to an independent 3rd party who can determine from that information what it is Viacom wants to know, "to prove that infringing material is more popular than user-created videos". Viacom itself does not have any right to see this information (ESPECIALLY if the government doesn't, which has been ruled in previous suits!), and really shouldn't be allowed to.

(I also have really huge problems with people who have the power to make important decisions about [or have a noteworthy say/vote in] things of which they are ignorant)
Octanetoqueville on July 8th, 2008 03:21 pm (UTC)
It's a court order. They risk a lot if they defy it.
Wiseacreewin on July 8th, 2008 03:23 pm (UTC)
They risk a hell of a lot if they obey it.