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July 7, 2008

YouTube to hand over visitors details


by David Allen

There was a time when surfing the internet was a pleasurable experience, then came the Star Wars Kid and YouTube was on the tip of everyone’s tongue. Sure YouTube was around before that, but the fact that you could make your videos and get them on the internet just grew.

But so did the uploading the music, TV Shows and even movie clips, sometimes the temptation to see what happens next in the favourite show from the US is just too much and YouTube is probably where it will be.

This is fine, but the owners of this type of content think that it is wrong and maybe they are right. Which is why Viacom the owners of Paramount, MTV and VH1 are demanding that YouTube owners Google hand over all the data that they have on who visits the site and what they are doing.

This is a complex issue in which Viacom are claiming that copied material makes up more of the total content, than user generated content does, but where this is all going is of great concern for us all.

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