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Now they will sue me for watching 1200 episodes of SpongeBob on Youtube My life is over
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Now they will sue me for watching 1200 episodes of SpongeBob on Youtube My life is over
*hides spongebob dvd collection*

on topic: this is total b.s. i never have understood how ANY government can have laws in cyberspace, it doesn't exist. It's just like space, it's there, it's infinite, but its not an actual place, so how can a government say they can set rules for a place that doesn't exist?
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I thought mearly viewing copyrighted material was not illegal. Its the distribution and downloading of the content that is illegal. As long as the video isn't downloaded/uploaded from youtube, I don't think there is any fault from the user.
Problem is there that you are downloading and caching the video when you watch it. Same as downloading from a torrent site. This is really scary and really lame, I hope everyone has their A** covered out there. Fellow overclockers cover your tracks...
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Problem is there that you are downloading and caching the video when you watch it. Same as downloading from a torrent site. This is really scary and really lame, I hope everyone has their A** covered out there. Fellow overclockers cover your tracks...
I don't think that they would be allowed to take this log data and then use it as evidence in a separate court case against a different defendant. The most they could do is maybe note your username or IP and add you to a "suspect" list they could be running behind the scenes. At which point the only thing you would have to do is just stop so that they don't have any legal evidence to use.

There's probably nothing for most YouTube users to worry about beyond the loss of their privacy.
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Are they just *****ing about their videos?
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I don't think that they would be allowed to take this log data and then use it as evidence in a separate court case against a different defendant. The most they could do is maybe note your username or IP and add you to a "suspect" list they could be running behind the scenes. At which point the only thing you would have to do is just stop so that they don't have any legal evidence to use.

There's probably nothing for most YouTube users to worry about beyond the loss of their privacy.
Well in the only case to be won and a payout of 200,000 required by the court the only evidence was an IP address. Remember? Single mom of 2 ring a bell?
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Well in the only case to be won and a payout of 200,000 required by the court the only evidence was an IP address. Remember? Single mom of 2 ring a bell?
I think I know which case you're talking about, but the difference is that they cannot use this log data as evidence in another court case. They would have to get it a different way.
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12TB of logs... How many servers do they have??? If the logs are 12TB, then how large are the videos...? 600TB?
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Thanks for answering my question. -.-
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12TB of logs... How many servers do they have??? If the logs are 12TB, then how large are the videos...? 600TB?
It's not that hard to reach 12TB. YouTube is very popular. A lot of videos have millions of views. Their database stores each single view with information.
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