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If you think Google/YouTube will protect you if you upload something you shouldn't, think again. When Fox went after a couple of users who had uploaded episodes of 24 and The Simpsons, Google handed over the user data without hesitation.

While it's pretty clearly against YouTube policy to upload copyrighted material, giving the accused not much to complain about, it's disappointing that Google didn't stick up for their user's privacy even a little bit seeing they have a history of resisting U.S. subpoenas. Oh well, now you know: stick to BitTorrent for your illicit video downloads.

Internet News [via Boing Boing]