YouTube ordered to reveal its viewers

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  1. Chris

    Chris metalguitarist.org Forum MVP

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    YouTube ordered to reveal its viewers - CNN.com

     
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    This. Is. Fail. :squint::realmad:
     
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    Rick ALL HAIL DJOD Forum MVP

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    So they're gonna come kill us for watching videos?
     
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    NegaTiveXero .... Your Face! Contributor

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    Why the fuck is our government wasting it's fucking time on shit like this, when they could be getting actual issues resolved?
     
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    Well, there goes YouTube. I'm not going there anymore.
     
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    I take it that this affects people other than Americans or only people who watch through us.youtube.com?
     
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    :noway: Individual lawsuits to follow, I'm convinced.
     
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    They like getting involved with this kind of stuff! This is a big thumbs down. When you sign up you agree to a privacy policy, they state your information will not be shared with 3rd parties so this could end up outside of this actual case with people suing to keep their information kept secure. So we could see a lot of wasted time in the courts on other cases just because of this one decision. Big Daddy lookin over our shoulders. Im with you Noodles, Ill just stay away from youtube now.

    :agreed:
     
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    Napster v. 2
     
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    I'm not staying away from Youtube. For one thing, there's nothing they could do to me. Seriously. There's plenty of stuff they could do to Youtube, but not me.

    This is annoying...
     
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    this was all over G4, i cant believe this shit
     
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    I'm gonna have to ask you to come in on.....

    FAIL!
     
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    epic fail indeed
     
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    this just sucks...... when will they stop? All the companies and all the governments are trying to make citizens transparent while they hide more and more behind some departements or groups.... this is hippocracy*10
     
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    Dear Viacom,

    I understand that you're new to this whole interweb/technology thing, so let me help you out.

    1. It's called "THE INTERNET". If you're reading this, you're on it.
    2. No, Al Gore did NOT invent it.
    3. If you *really* want to get your hands on something that people watch, sign that Kiera chick from Argentina with the great ass. Her least viewed video has more hits than Dokken's entire video catalog. Her only competition has been Justin Timberlake, and he's still hundreds of thousands of hits behind her (Spinal Tap pun FULLY intended).
    4. When you do put videos up on YouTube, include 'boobs' and 'ass' as tags. Even then, you will end up *way* down on the list of most popular clips.
    5. Going after YouTube and sites like it to get IP numbers and "non-personal information" is *not* the way to score points with consumers or the public. It makes me not want to watch "Rock Of Love 17"* or buy any of the products you advertise.

    Those are the basics.
    If you have any other questions, please don't ask. Just stop doing what you're doing. TIP: when you find yourself in a massive hole, stop digging.

    Have a nice day.

    - Kevan




    *= I've yet to make it through an entire episode of "Rock Of Love" without putting a bullet into my TV. Please stop airing that show so I can stop blowing money on TVs. Thanks.
     
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    that the most pointless pile of shite iv heard in a long time.
     
  20. Jachop

    Jachop tihi =)

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    What a corporate asskissing asshole of a judge. Fuck that attitude. Someone needs to throw a pie in those peoples' pigish, ravenous and greedy faces. :wallbash:

    And I seriously hope this will only effect american citizens. God, America makes me angry on so many levels. :lol:
     

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