With the ever-growing popularity of YouTube and other video-over-internet websites, it's no surprise that more and more illegal content is being uploaded daily. However, while most pirated content is simply removed from the site, Twentieth Century Fox is taking it one step further. News Corp.'s Twentieth Century Fox has subpoenaed Google's YouTube to reveal the identity of a user who uploaded several clips from unaired episodes of "24" and "The Simpsons."
If Google, the parent company of YouTube, surrenders the identity of it's users, it will set a potentially dangerous precedent for video based websites. However, despite the outcome, we'll soon know who is to be held responsible for the content on YouTube; the company or the user.