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[qi:_newteevee] The latest skirmish in the ongoing Viacom v. YouTube billion-dollar lawsuit battle is over how YouTube employees used their own site. It’s been a nutty couple of weeks for the high-profile case. First a federal judge ordered YouTube to hand over its user data to […]

[qi:_newteevee] The latest skirmish in the ongoing Viacom v. YouTube billion-dollar lawsuit battle is over how YouTube employees used their own site. It’s been a nutty couple of weeks for the high-profile case. First a federal judge ordered YouTube to hand over its user data to Viacom. Then Google asked to have user identifying information stripped out. Viacom denied it ever asked for that data (it did) and then said it didn’t want user information after all. Still with us? Now the news is that Viacom wants YouTube employee user information. If the media conglomerate can show that employees were aware of or upoloaded copyrighted material to the site, YouTube could lose its protection under the DMCA. [Full Story on NewTeeVee]

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