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Tuesday, July 08, 2008


Blaming the victim: Google vs. Viacom

Google has been ordered to turn over its records on every video watched by every user to Viacom in a copyright infringement suit. Press reports, commentators, and Google itself all blame Viacom, or the judge, for this massive infringement of privacy. Huh? The massive infringement of privacy has been carried out by Google, which amasses this information (and, not to scare anyone, but for all we know, turns it directly over to the government, just like the telecoms did).

If my blog "accidentally" disappears in the near future, don't be surprised. ;-)

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