The RIAA has filed a subpoena to force YouTube to reveal the details of one of its users, in what TorrentFreak suggests is the first action of its kind against Google’s video site. So what’s peeved the music industry body so? The action relates to a high-quality video of a recent Britney Spears concert, which was uploaded to the site in July. The subpoena was filed the same month, and then closed a week later, suggesting that YouTube complied and handed over personal details of the uploader, who can now be pursued for copyright infringement. The video has been removed from the site, but TorrentFreak says copies remain online.
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