So, a judge decided to force YouTube to turn over IP addresses and user info to Viacom in their ongoing legal battles. I hope Google doesn't appeal the ruling. In fact, I hope they give up the info pronto and Sumner Redstone decides to bill anyone who has watched any offending material on YouTube. Go ahead, Sumner. I dare you. The fastest way to knock some sense into his (and anyone else's) head over these issues would be to do what I think Viacom may be forced to do from a legal standpoint. If they don't follow up and go after every single user who they believe infringed, then they may be giving up some of their position. Of course there is probably a dozen legal ways to keep them from doing this, but I hope the judge forces them to do it.
Everyone is up in arms about the privacy issues coming out of this, and rightly so. They are more than disconcerting. How much you want to bet, someone in the judge's immediate family is somewhere in that list.