YouTube Fights For Your Right To Broadcast

Earlier this month, a judge ordered Google to turn over user data for YouTube as part of a $1 billion copyright infringement lawsuit by Viacom and a class-action group led by the Football Association of England.

Viacom and the other parties of the lawsuit agreed to accept a stripped down version of the logs–with user names and computer Internet protocol addresses removed–after YouTube and privacy advocate groups balked at the request.

On Monday, YouTube said, “We remain committed to protecting your privacy and we’ll continue to fight for your right to share and broadcast your work on YouTube.”

In addition to the viewer logs, Viacom is seeking damages and an injunction prohibiting Google and YouTube from further infringement.

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