Grrrrr'ing: YouTube forced to hand over all user data

Global media behemoth Viacom has forced Google (owners of YouTube) to hand over information about every video that every user has ever watched, according to this story on Wired.com

Google will have to turn over every record of every video watched by YouTube users, including users' names and IP addresses, to Viacom, which is suing Google for allowing clips of its copyright videos to appear on YouTube, a judge ruled Wednesday.

This story has 7331 Diggs (user recommendations) on Digg and more than 960 comments - suggesting that the Internetz has a thing or two to say about this.

The battle between big business and freedom just kicked up a notch.

On the other hand, it could be worse - as one Digger comments "at least it isn't PornTube" :)