Thursday, October 19, 2006

Universal takes legal action against two video sharing sites

copyright Brand Republic
by Jennifer Whitehead
published October 18, 2006

LONDON - Universal Music is suing two video-sharing websites only a week after it revealed a partnership with YouTube to make uploads of its artists' videos legal.

The sites being targeted are and Universal said it plans to seek damages of $150,000 for each incident of copyright infringement as well as damages.

Universal, whose artists include U2 and Mariah Carey, said that the sites "cannot reasonably expect to build their business on the backs of our content and the hard work of our artists and songwriters without permission and without compensating the content creators".



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