YouTube will be allowed to mask important user information from records it must turn over to Viacom, Google said in a blog post Monday.
"Viacom and the other litigants have backed off their demand for YouTube user viewing histories," Google said in a statement. "We have reached agreement to anonymize the data."
A Viacom spokesman declined to comment.
The move comes after a federal court earlier this month ordered Google's YouTube to hand over usernames, IP addresses, and viewing histories to Viacom, parent company of Comedy Central and MTV. This ignited a controversy over Internet … Read more