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20th Century Fox smacked YouTube with a subpoena yesterday demanding the Google-owned company rat out the identity of one of its users who allegedly uploaded un-aired episodes of "24" and repeats of "The Simpsons." Fox is claiming "irreparable harm" in justifying its hunt for the the YouTube user who goes by the name of...

"ECOtotal." YouTube usually responds by taking down the content and suspending the user's account, so it'll be interesting to see if they reveal ECOtotal's identity or help protect the little man from the corporate fat cats at Fox. We're hoping for the latter, if Fox is that concerned they should do an internal investigation to find out how the un-aired episode got leaked in the first place.

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Fox Seeks YouTube User's Identity [Hollywood Reporter]