Monday, July 7, 2008

What does a judge know about the internet?!

The US court ruling on the Google vs. Viacom case has surprised me somewhat.

It seems that all users of YouTube will be surrendering their right to privacy as a US court ruled in favour of Viacom regarding allegations copyright infringments. Viacom will now have access to every users viewing log containing log-in ID, the computer IP address and video clip details. The ruling, although being contested, is likely to affect users worldwide.

I feel this is the beginning of the end for privacy rights and will dramatically shake up how video sharing platforms like YouTube will operate in the future.

I'd like to know how much this particular judge knows about how the internet operates!

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