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Google & YouTube Hand Over User ID to Fox

YouTube is offering no refuge for users who uploaded copies of Fox Television’s 24 and Simpsons according to Internet.com’s ASPnews.

A 20th Century Fox spokesperson says that Google and Live Digital have complied “with subpoenas issued by the U.S. District Court in Northern California and disclosed to Fox the identities of two individuals who illegally uploaded entire episodes of “24″ prior to its broadcast and DVD release.”

Fox says that YouTube has handed over the personal identification info of its user, ECOTtotal, who uploaded 12 episodes of The Simpsons. Fox plans to use the personal information to “pursue all available legal remedies against those who infringed our copyrights.”

Google and Fox Interactive, the parent company of MySpace.com, are major advertising and technology partners, which probably led to a prompt response by Google’s YouTube property in this case.

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Loren Baker is the Founder of SEJ, an Advisor at Alpha Brand Media and runs Foundation Digital, a digital marketing strategy & development agency.
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  1. Interesting. Some people might say Google are violating their privacy, but I say if the terms clearly state it is illegal to upload licensed media, then let the law apply. I think Fox wants to do it this time as a warning message. I don’t expect it to continue.