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    Google must divulge YouTube log

    Google must divulge the viewing habits of every user who has ever watched any video on YouTube, a US court has ruled.


    The ruling comes as part of Google's legal battle with Viacom over allegations of copyright infringement.


    Digital rights group the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) called the ruling a "set-back to privacy rights".


    The viewing log, which will be handed to Viacom, contains the log-in ID of users, the computer IP address (online identifier) and video clip details.


    While the legal battle between the two firms is being contested in the US, it is thought the ruling will apply to YouTube users and their viewing habits everywhere.


    Viacom, which owns MTV and Paramount Pictures, has alleged that YouTube is guilty of massive copyright infringement.


    Legal action


    When it initiated legal action in March 2007 the firm said it had identified about 160,000 unauthorised clips of its programmes on the website, which had been viewed more than 1.5 billion times.


    Following the launch of its billion-dollar lawsuit, YouTube introduced filtering tools in an effort to prevent copyright materials from appearing on the site.


    The US court declined Viacom's request that Google be forced to hand over the source code of YouTube, saying it was a "trade secret" that should not be disclosed.


    But it said privacy concerns expressed by Google about handing over the log were "speculative".


    The ruling will see the viewing habits of millions of YouTube users given to Viacom, totalling more than 12 terabytes of data.


    Viacom said it wanted the data to "compare the attractiveness of allegedly infringing video with that of non-infringing videos."


    'Erroneous ruling'


    The EFF said: "The Court's erroneous ruling is a set-back to privacy rights, and will allow Viacom to see what you are watching on YouTube.


    "We urge Viacom to back off this overbroad request and Google to take all steps necessary to challenge this order and protect the rights of its users."


    The body said the ruling was also potentially unlawful because the log data did contain personally identifiable data.


    The court also ruled that Google disclose to Viacom the details of all videos that have been removed from the site for any reason.



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    #2
    I've been watching one of lifes winners ....

    http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=UpPymk3vZoU

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      #3
      Originally posted by fitzy73
      I've been watching one of lifes winners ....

      http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=UpPymk3vZoU
      You found me out Fitzy! [img]smileys/shock.gif[/img] [img]smileys/lol.gif[/img]
      This is Gareth Edwards!
      A dramatic start !
      What a score!




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        #4
        [img]smileys/redface.gif[/img]
        "This was the performance Ireland had been threatening all championship but had only managed to produce in fits and starts. Defeats at the hands of France and Wales had put paid to their title aspirations, never mind a Grand Slam, but yesterday’s emphatic 24-8 win shows that this is a team moving in the right direction."

        The Irish Times after Ireland beat England at Lansdowne Road on 19/03/11

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          #5


          does youtube own youporn?[img]smileys/redface.gif[/img]





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            #6
            Originally posted by Bosco


            does youtube own youporn?[img]smileys/redface.gif[/img]





            [img]smileys/lol.gif[/img]


            [img]smileys/lol.gif[/img]

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              #7
              What has whateach individual has been watching got to do with whether or not youtube infringes copyright and what right does Viacom have to get details of what any of us have done. They're not a law enforcement agency. This is typical f**king American bulls**t no one is allowed any secrets from them, and then they wonder why the whole world hates them? I take it my IP address and shoe size will now beaccessed by the American government for saying that.

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                #8


                C'mon EO, you live in the Uk like me, and you KNOW Big Brother is watching you. Where did I see that a person is on CCTV an average of 300 times a day? Also recently the police requests to access Oyster card travel details have rocketed. With this proposed ID card system in the offing (although I think they can't apply it to Irish passport holders?) the UK is Animal Farm.


                In the meantime, something to bring a smile to peoples faces!





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                  #9

                  Originally posted by fitzy73
                  I've been watching one of lifes winners ....

                  http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=UpPymk3vZoU
                  Sweet fancy moses
                  "It’s not the team you support, it’s the club you should support. The team on the pitch will ebb and flow because that’s the nature of sport. No team has ever been successful decade on decade. The club has the history and that’s the passion you should have."

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                    #10
                    the poor chap [img]smileys/shock.gif[/img]
                    \" 220 horses, i gotta gun, a siren, a tank full of city gas....DON\'T YOU LOVE IT\"

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Bosco


                      does youtube own youporn?[img]smileys/redface.gif[/img]





                      [img]smileys/lol.gif[/img]

                      Whats youporn ? [img]smileys/shock.gif[/img][img]smileys/lol.gif[/img]


                      and does youporn own maxporn ?[img]smileys/cool.gif[/img]
                      What sets them apart from the rest is that you cannot divorce the team from the crowd. They are as one and the support of an entire province is the catalyst that energises them and the team feed off the red roars.
                      - Ieuan Evans, Sunday Telegraph
                      25 May 2008

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                        #12


                        Originally posted by fitzy73
                        I've been watching one of lifes winners ....

                        http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=UpPymk3vZoU

                        Tears rolling down my face at that one. Someshocking comments below it though.
                        My computer thinks I'm gay
                        What's the difference anyway
                        When all the people do all day
                        Is stare into a phone

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                          #13


                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OBlgSz8sSM


                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCuhTppsCXM


                          Just a couple of funnies, and not a Corkman in sight.

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                            #14


                            http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=I5ALIL7T764


                            What sets them apart from the rest is that you cannot divorce the team from the crowd. They are as one and the support of an entire province is the catalyst that energises them and the team feed off the red roars.
                            - Ieuan Evans, Sunday Telegraph
                            25 May 2008

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                              #15
                              has anyone seen jerry flannery in limerick uncovered 1 on youtube? hilarious.
                              Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, a pint in one hand, wine in the other totally worn out and screaming \'WOOO HOOOO\' what a ride! I wanna go round again.

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