15 July 2008

The silver lining in the cloud hanging over YouTube.

Users of YouTube and indeed YouTube itself will, no doubt, be relieved that Viacom has now agreed for YouTube to handover the viewing history of its users without handing over any data that might enable Viacom to actually identify the specific user.

This is a welcome development which will no doubt be applauded by privacy activitists and users of YouTube as well since the original demand would have undoubtedly raised serious privacy concerns.

This is however a very tiny silver lining in the big cloud hanging over YouTube as the copyright infringement lawsuit is all but over.

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