Megaupload Suing Universal Music Over Pulled Youtube Video
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Posted 12/14/11 , edited 12/18/11
i personally don't care much for megaupload but this was still entertaining

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/114751-Megaupload-Suing-Universal-Over-Pulled-Youtube-Video


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http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/114829-YouTube-Universal-Music-Abused-the-System


"Our partners do not have the right to take down videos from YT unless they own the rights to them or they are live performances controlled through exclusive agreements with their artists, which is why we reinstated it," said a YouTube spokesperson.



According to Universal's lawyers, Megaupload isn't entitled to monetary compensation even though the takedown wasn't legit. Universal's argument is that YouTube's private content filtering system doesn't count as an official takedown notice under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), and thus the company isn't legally liable. Megaupload's lawyer Ira Rothken called the argument "preposterous."

"UMG did not have a good faith belief that this video was infringing any of their copyrights," he said. "What they are basically arguing, they can go ahead and suppress any speech they want without any consequences. That's not a workable paradigm."
Posted 12/14/11 , edited 12/14/11
Arrgh, to the future. Get on the flying machines and learn to make profit from there. The age of old crawled out of the sea aeons ago and is now taking to the skies. Yee all can walk the plank if yee wish.
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Posted 12/14/11
How amusing and ironic.
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Posted 12/14/11
I wish everyone would stop flipping out against every single youtube video. Youtube deletes practically everything after a while anyway.
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Posted 12/14/11
this is very interesting
Posted 12/22/11
Which reminds me, there are as many lawyers are there are stars. So Universal is a befitting name.
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