Fox Supoenas YouTube & Google for User Identity

Fox has supoenaed Google’s YouTube to find out which users uploaded episodes of 24 and The Simpsons according to Google Watch’s Steve Bryant. The subpoena includes the testimony of Jane Sunderland, vice president of content protection and anti-piracy for the Fox Entertainment Group. Sunderland’s portion of the subpoena, which is her personal testimony that the […]

Fox has supoenaed Google’s YouTube to find out which users uploaded episodes of 24 and The Simpsons according to Google Watch’s Steve Bryant.

The subpoena includes the testimony of Jane Sunderland, vice president of content protection and anti-piracy for the Fox Entertainment Group.

Sunderland’s portion of the subpoena, which is her personal testimony that the infringing activity is occurring, says that Fox has been unable to determine on their own who has been uploading the Works. The uploaded Works are also causing Fox irreparable harm (standard legal language).

Sunderland also testifies that Fox sent an official letter to YouTube on January 8. Although I haven’t been in touch with News Corp yet, I assume YouTube didn’t remove the videos promptly enough, hence the official subpoena.

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