Google will turn over usage records related to its YouTube site to Viacom but won't disclose specific user names and IP addresses, according to a compromise struck Mon. Viacom last year sued Google for failing to stop the posting of copyrighted clips on the popular video posting site and requested viewing records. Earlier this month, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of NY ordered Google to turn over a copy of its logging database to Viacom. The compromise struck Mon should allow Viacom to document which copyrighted material YouTube users are viewing while keeping the company from identifying or going after specific users. Some consumer advocates had raised privacy concerns over the prospect of including user names and IP addresses.

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MobiTV Layoffs

Last week, ahead of its voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, MobiTV laid off an unspecified number of employees. The pink slips follow another round of layoffs over the summer. MobiTV confirmed the latest

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