YouTube has been served – with a subpoena that is, to reveal the identity behind one particular YouTube member following the appearance of full episodes of 24 and The Simpsons on the site.
A browse on TV.com over breakfast turned up this story showing Fox are gunning for YouTube under the Digital Copyright Act. What they do with the person if their identity is revealed remains to be seen but it can’t be all that good! As of this morning it appears there is no word or reaction from YouTube, at least in the public domain so it will be interesting to see how it pans out or just how tough it gets for YouTube in the future.
Odds are nowadays that if you missed a clip from a show you’ll be able to find it on YouTube, or some other video sharing site. No word on RTE scrambling for additional license fees for being able to catch clips of The Panel or Podge and Rodge on it anyway…