Lawyers in YouTube lawsuit reach privacy deal

By Eric Auchard | Reuters | July 15, 2008

Defendants and plaintiffs in two related copyright infringement lawsuits against YouTube have reached a deal to protect the privacy of millions of YouTube watchers during evidence discovery, a spokesman for Google Inc said on Monday…

Google said it had now agreed to provide plaintiffs’ attorneys for Viacom and a class-action group led by the Football Association of England a version of a massive viewership database that blanks out YouTube username and Internet address data that could be used to identify individual video watchers.