Google and YouTube: A Catch-22
Legal action from News Corp. concerning leaked episodes of the prime-time drama 24 has set the clock ticking for Google. On Jan. 18, the media conglomerate, which owns Twentieth Century Fox and user-content site MySpace, filed a subpoena in a U.S. District Court demanding the identity of "ECOtotal," a YouTube subscriber who had also uploaded episodes of The Simpsons to the video-sharing platform. Google must now decide whether to release information.
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