writes "A Federal Judge has ruled that Google must hand over user viewing information to Viacom.
"Google had argued that disclosing the log-in IDs and other data would raise user privacy concerns; the company contended that Viacom could determine viewing and video uploading habits of YouTube users based on log-in data and IP addresses. However, Stanton said that Google did not cite any legal reason not to disclose such information in civil court proceedings. Stanton dismissed Google's privacy concerns as 'speculative.'""Link to Original Source