July 15, 2008
YouTube. The Law and Your Privacy: An Update
According to YouTube Blog, Viacom, MTV and other litigants have backed off their original demand for all users' viewing histories and YouTube will not be providing that information.
But as NewTeeVeeNews.com, Viacom is reportedly seeking to uncover whether YouTube employees uploaded and viewed copyrighted content.
YouTube's employee information could prove crucial to Viacom's case against Google, as it could go a long way to proving how much knowledge YouTube has about piracy on the site. If YouTube employees knew what was uploaded to the site--or posted pirated clips themselves--YouTube could lose its protection under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, writes News.com.
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