MegaUpload Takes Universal to Court Over YouTube Video

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warptek2010

Megaupload posted its own takedown notice. On Universal!

Hope they win and set a precedent against these bullies.

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livebriand

The assholes over at Universal are just telling a big, fat lie. Screw them!

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Holly Golightly

Yeay!!!!!!!! I hope MegaUpload sues Universal out of business! I hope the next to get sued is the cable industry and then finally the RIAA for ripping customers for years.

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Eoraptor

Of course Universal is telling a bald-faced lie. If these folks are literally taking part in an original video production, it's pretty obvious they tacitly gave their permission for their images/likeness to be used. but companies like Universal and their RIAA storm troopers have gotten away with whatever they want for so long, why would they even pretend at this point?

Whatever you want to say about mega-upload and other large-size file sharing sites, they have a right to be free from persecution and illegal tactics just like everyone else.

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Andacious

Maybe they should look into all of the illegal music that Megaupload hosts for download on a daily basis...seems like the bigger issue here.

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TheZomb

I'm sure megaupload complies with all DMCA takedown requests, so that they are covered by safeharbor. I love how when anyone hears about file hosting services, they automatically assume piracy. Your opinion of a perfectly legitimate business is the bigger issue here.

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warptek2010

Illegal music? Music that is against the law?

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Eoraptor

meaning any music that isn't controlled by RIAA. because they even collect royalties on music "on the behalf of" artists who aren't even members of studios that belong to RIAA.

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Engelsstaub

Universal is the type of label that would file a DMCA complaint if one were to post the cover art from a Rammstein album on a social network. 

Sad, really. There's some good artists signed to Universal Music Group. (Kanye West, and his autotune singing, is IMO not one of them.)

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