American Airlines subpoenas Google, YouTube

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 3:56 pm

American Airlines is demanding that Google and video-sharing site YouTube reveal the name of the person who posted a portion of one of the airline’s training videos on the Web.

Someone uploaded part of a video used to train flight attendants on YouTube and Google Video. The airline subpoenaed those companies on Feb. 21 under the controversial Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), according to airline spokesman Tim Wagner. Under the provisions of the DMCA, companies have the right to request information in the event that their copyright materials are infringed upon.

The video in question, titled “Flight Attendant, Upside Down,” is under copyright, Wagner said.

Responding to questions about the subpoena, Google said in an e-mail that the company “complies with valid and appropriate legal process, including subpoenas.”

Source: News.com


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