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Universal Music sues MySpace over Copyright

So who is zooming who now? The courts these days are working overtime as everyone it seems is being sued for copyright infringement.

Recently it was YouTube and soon to be owner Google. Then it was Mark Cuban pimping his way into the fray. And now its MySpace’s turn:

Universal Music Group has filed a suit against leading Internet social networking site MySpace for violating copyrights of artists Universal represents, MySpace has said.

Universal, a division of French media giant Vivendi Universal, filed the complaint against MySpace, a unit of News Corp, in the federal court in Los Angeles, where News Corp and MySpace are both located, MySpace spokesman Jeff Berman told AFP.

MySpace, which hosts hundreds of thousands of personal web pages and diaries that can carry text, video and sound features, defended its content Friday, noting it is a free website and that it makes efforts to abide by the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

But the music industry has been concerned that many personal pages like those on MySpace put up copyrighted material and that it is difficult for hosts of the pages to prevent it.

Lawyers and the blogosphere. A match made in hell.

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Written November 18th, 2006 by | Filed under: Miscellaneous Blog Tips ,

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