YouTube Ordered to Give Complete User Logs to Viacom
Wants to prove more people watch The Daily Show than homemade cat videos
As part of its $1 billion lawsuit against user-video site YouTube, Viacom will receive a complete log of all usersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ activities, which will include a list of usernames, IP addresses, and videos that each account has viewed in the past.
Viacom says it wants to use the data to prove that copyright-infringing videos draw higher amounts of traffic than user-generated and fully-legal content. If ViacomÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s hypothesis turns out to be true, it could increase penalties against YouTube if found liable for contributory copyright infringement.
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