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Re: All youtube log data must be handed over to court.

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Date: Thu, 03 Jul 2008 14:46:47 +0100
Message-ID: <486CD847.5030300@danbri.org>
To: Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>, public-pling@w3.org

Thomas Roessler wrote:
> http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/07/judge-orders-yo.html
>> Google will have to turn over every record of every video watched by
>> YouTube users, including users' names and IP addresses, to Viacom,
>> which is suing Google for allowing clips of its copyright videos to
>> appear on YouTube, a judge ruled Wednesday.
> This case makes for a staggering illustration of the limits of data
> governance: Youtube can promise privacy as much as it wants -- this
> court and the plaintiff now have the keys to engage in massive data
> correlation efforts -- as has anybody else who might be able to get
> their hands on the data (once handed over).

Yep. Also interesting as the claim that YouTube IDs are anonymous seems 
to have gone through without much challenge. Google's own Social Graph 
API makes that assumption highly questionable. More notes and example 
here: http://danbri.org/words/2008/07/03/359



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