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YouTube is subpoenaed over unaired TV episodes

January 27, 2007|From Dow Jones Newswires

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. has subpoenaed YouTube, Google Inc.'s video-sharing site, to reveal the identity of a user who uploaded four episodes of the TV show "24" ahead of their airing.

The subpoena filed Jan. 18 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California requests that San Mateo, Calif.-based YouTube help identify the subscriber so that Fox can stop the infringing immediately.

The subscriber also uploaded 12 episodes of "The Simpsons."

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