Megaupload sues Universal and joins fight against SOPA

By Leeky · 13 replies
Dec 13, 2011
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  1. The file-hosting service Megaupload and Universal Music Group (UMG) have locked horns, after a video released by the former was removed on Friday from the popular video sharing site YouTube…

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  2. Did he really just say that MegaUpload takes piracy seriously and that they delete pirated files???
  3. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TS Evangelist Posts: 621   +122

    Haha yeah. Although I hate it when people put their files up on megaupload I have to say I'm with megaupload in this dispute.
  4. negroplasty

    negroplasty TS Guru Posts: 516   +12

    LMFAO @ the video being removed due to copyright complaint!!!
  5. Scshadow

    Scshadow TS Evangelist Posts: 511   +152

    Thats crazy ****. If there is no copyright material and contracts for all the content, what the hell right do they have to make a claim? Why the hell isn't youtube putting the video back up? Its a screwed up world out there...
  6. it's obvious, imho:

    umg is scared that they lose money when they stop (or, at least, are being slightly threatened) being the big middleman between the customer and the artist. with this new site by megaupload, which, according to the text, gives 90%!!!!! of the money to the artist himself, umg is most likely willing to do anything to prevent that system from becoming popular.
  7. Mudvayne819

    Mudvayne819 TS Enthusiast Posts: 42

    Whoever have the money rules.... All we need to do is get rid of that money and all our problems are solved.
  8. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,185   +208


    "Nothing in our song or the video belongs to Universal Music Group. We have signed agreements with all artists endorsing Megaupload."

    Universal you (insert expletive here).

    Take your heads from your bottoms and wake up to the 21st century. Find a better way to do buisness or go the way of the transistor radio, CRT tvs, VHS, ect ect..
  9. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    Heh, I get why the industry is concerned here since we all know why MegaUploads is so popular. But using the DMCA against content that isn't even owned by you is clear abuse to me and I hope MegaUpload wins in court. What's more disturbing here imo is once Google received a challenge instead of letting it be a fight between the two parties continued to take down the video which from my understanding shouldn't even be happening.
  10. wow... any bills pushed by business should be illegal... just another way to make the little guy pay.

    Thanks for the report, bud.
  11. The Internet will soon be like some big "neutral zone" where you can't say or do poop.
  12. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 809   +102

    This is bs lol. Is anyone else registered waiting longer than 24 seconds? I thought it used to be 24 but I guess I'm wrong. That's bs also >_>
  13. lipe123

    lipe123 TS Evangelist Posts: 718   +236

    Megaupload constantly deletes stuff thats copyrighted yes. If you've ever been to any site that links to questionable content you'd know this.

    Also F***** these copyright *****s. It's been proven over and over that all they do is make fortunes with bogus lawsuits and also waste fortunes on the same thing. They claim to protect the artists but in reality they only protect their own interests.
  14. DMCA takedown notices are enforced immediately, there is no proof whatsoever required. Failure to comply is a violation of federal law. Youtube cannot re-instate any video with a takedown notice filed with them. Regardless of the validity of the order.

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