Day: July 6, 2008

VIACOM WINS RIGHT TO ACCESS YOUTUBE RECORDS

Google has been ordered to surrender the data of users that watch YouTube videos, including videos streamed on other websites, to Viacom. The ruling was made by Judge Stanton of the federal court for the Southern District of New York. YouTube user data┬ánow available to Viacom includes usernames, videos viewed and IP addresses, which Viacom can use to identify some individuals through ISPs – making users potentially liable for copyrighted material they consumed, the same way the RIAA pursued peer-to-peer file sharers. []

UK NEWS: FIVE PEOPLE ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE MURDER OF 16 YEAR OLD SHAKILUS TOWNSEND

Murdered: Shakilus Townsend Five people have been arrested in connection with the murder of Shakilus Townsend, police said today. Officers arrested one person around 9pm yesterday and the others this morning, Scotland Yard said. Shakilus, 16, was stabbed and beaten with a baseball bat in an attack in Thorton Heath, south London, on Thursday. He died from his injuries the following day. Two men aged 22 and 18, and two teenage boys aged 16 and 17, and a 16-year-old girl have been []