In what seems to me to be a disturbing and inexplicable decision, the Southern Court of New York has ruled for Viacom and against Google in a suit that will require Google to make available information on the videos you watch at YouTube. The court essentially decided that to ensure Viacom can examine source code of user-posted clips, it will allow Viacom to get personal infoprmation on what videos you and I watch in what we thought was the privacy f our own screen.The EFF explains the details and repercussions.
I had heard about this case but did not bother to follow it because I never thought such a blatant disregard for personal privacy rights would ever pass approval in a Federal Court. I hope the highest court has a clearer view of the Constitution when it inevitably reviews this one. The repercussions are far reaching and downright scary in my opinion.