Media and hardware statistics :
In order to improve the quality of our software, and to establish a chart
of good media based on real world experience on a wide range,
we collect media and harware information.
Participation in this program is free, anonymous, and optionnal.
It requires an internet connection.
If the user refuses to participate, no information is sent
If the user accept to participate, a small block of information
is posted at completion of each burning sequence.
The informations sent are very small and no noticeable impact
on system performance
This is what your talking about and it has nothing to do with the thread title at all, it's a database collection for media and writers. No personal information is gathered. You are given the oppotunity to opt out at install, your friend should have read a little closer. If your friend doesn't like it then disable it. Open copytodvd then tools, settings, copy todvd settings, media statistics tab, and at the bottom untick the Allow VSO box, and it won't send anything at all, simple fix, nothing to do with the thread title at all.