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Google, Viacom reach deal over YouTube visitor data  (View post)

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, July 15, 2008
12 years ago2,887 views

WSJ By JESSICA E. VASCELLARO
July 15, 2008 6:22 a.m.

"Google Inc. and Viacom Inc. have agreed to allow Google to anonymize YouTube visitor data before complying with a judge's order to deliver the data to Viacom as part of a broader copyright lawsuit.

Google-owned YouTube announced late Monday night that the parties had agreed to allow it to substitute actual user and visitor IDs and internet protocol addresses with other unique values to help protect user privacy.
....."

Link:
online.wsj.com/article/SB12161 ...

YouTube Blog coverage posted yesterday:
youtube.com/blog?entry=AnA3ulG ...

Above 1 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

Andy Wong [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Google agreed to provide evident to prove its innocent.

scjm [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Here's the entire article for non-WSJ subscribers:

Google Inc. and Viacom Inc. have agreed to allow Google to anonymize YouTube visitor data before complying with a judge's order to deliver the data to Viacom as part of a broader copyright lawsuit.

Google-owned YouTube announced late Monday night that the parties had agreed to allow it to substitute actual user and visitor IDs and internet protocol addresses with other unique values to help protect user privacy. Lawyers for both companies agreed to a court stipulation which stated that "parties shall agree as promptly as feasible on a specific protocol to govern this substitution."

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Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Scjm, I snipped to more fair use ... but note you should be able to follow the link I've used in the post on this, which jumps to Google News. Clicking through to WSJ from Google News should show the full article, a bit of an odd behavior but Google apparently is OK with this.

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

And EFF's coverage is here:

"Viacom Letter to EFF re Google/YouTube Data Privacy"
eff.org/deeplinks/2008/07/viac ...

including link to the Viacom's letter to Electronic Frontier Foundation (pdf document)

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[merged from "Why EFF's privacy protection act protects YouTube/Viacom employees"]

There is a partial agreement with YouTube and Viacom now
blogoscoped.com/archive/2008-0 ...

but EFF has new information related to their Video Privacy Protection Act [aka VPPA] "...protects the records showing the video viewing habits of Google/Youtube and Viacom employees."

Link:
eff.org/deeplinks/2008/07/why- ...

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