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Yesterday I spent the better part of an hour watching the Thundercast movie, “The Beginning.” That’s not what’s really matters though. What matters is that Viacom will now know that I was watching the movie. This ruling may not be completely legal though. As the EFF points out, “Federal law ‘prohibits video tape service providers from disclosing information on the specific video materials subscribers request or obtain.'”
As Mike Arrington points out, the data required to be handed over includes every “YouTube username, the associated IP address and the videos that user has watched on YouTube.”