Parties in the Viacom-Google copyright court case plan to meet Friday to discuss an investigation into leaked materials at the heart of two CNET stories from last fall, according to multiple sources.
Judge Louis Stanton is expected to discuss the progress of an investigation into who leaked court documents related to the depositions of Google CEO Eric Schmidt and YouTube managers, revealing that Google knew it was overpaying for the video upload site in 2005 and that YouTube managers were likewise aware that copyright material was being uploaded to the site, according to the sources. It's not clear whether a person or persons involved in the leak will be identified, but the parties--including representatives for a class of plaintiffs suing Google--will meet in the U.S District Court for the Southern District of New York to discuss the matter.
CNET's story suggests that the investigation may relate to articles it published last October (see here and here), which cited deposition testimony and documents that were apparently covered by a protective order. And keep in mind that Viacom and YouTube are not the only parties to this matter, which also includes the plaintiffs in the Premier League putative class action.
(Updated to reflect that the matter also includes the Premier League case.)