In Viacom v. YouTube, the Court has issued a 25-page decision partially granting and partially denying the plaintiffs' motion to compel production of data from YouTube.
The court ruled that:
1. Google does not have to turn over its search source code;
2. Google does not have to turn over its Video ID source code;
3. Google does have to turn over all deleted videos;
4. Google does have to turn over its entire logging database related to videos;
5. Google does not have turn over its database information about its entire universe of videos, but does have turn it over as to the removed videos and the active videos which plaintiffs claim are infringing.
6. Google (a) does not have to turn over its advertising "schema", or electronic index which shows how its data is organized for advertising purposes, but does have to turn over its advertising-related YouTube data, and (b) does have to turn over the "schema" for the Google Video site.
7. Google does not have to turn over videos which were marked "private" but does have to turn over all of the non-content data about the usage of those videos.
July 2, 2008, Decision ruling on discovery issues
[Ed. note. In addition to its usual great commentary and dialogue, the super Groklaw web site also has a helpful, non-pdf, version of the order to read, and some of the underlying legal documents, here. -R.B.]
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