Andy Serwin writes:
… There are a number of federal and state laws regarding video and cable privacy, but ECPA also is implicated in some cases, which should be considered as ECPA reform is discussed. One of the numerous issues inViacom International, Inc. v. YouTube, Inc., 253 F.R.D. 256, 87 U.S.P. Q.2d 1170 (S.D.N.Y. 2008), related to the disclosure of user’s information.YouTube maintains a number of databases that contain information regarding the videos that are watched, the unique “log in I.D.,” the user who watched it, the IP Address as well as other information in a “logging database.” This information was claimed to be relevant to the litigation by the plaintiff and was therefore sought in discovery.
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