We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
 
74,944 News Articles

YouTube subpoenaed over Simpsons video

Fox targets 'pirate' who uploaded content

Twentieth Century Fox has subpoenaed Google’s YouTube service over the availability of Simpsons and 24 episodes on the video-sharing site, according to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ).

Fox, owned by News Corp, filed the subpoena a week ago, according to the newspaper, in a bid to force YouTube to reveal details of the person who uploaded pirate copies of the two hit TV shows. The WSJ says that Fox requested that if the details weren’t handed over immediately, YouTube should disable its service.

It’s the latest in a long line of line of disputes involving the availability of copyright content on YouTube. The company is currently in discussions with a group of Japan's major TV broadcasters which complained to YouTube in early December about copyright content being made freely available on the site.


IDG UK Sites

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date, price and specs 2014

IDG UK Sites

iOS 8 features wishlist: the changes iPhone and iPad users want in Apple's iOS 8

IDG UK Sites

25 Years of the World Wide Web: Happy Birthday, Intenet

IDG UK Sites

Developers get access to more Sony camera features