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Megaupload will sue Universal Music, join anti-SOPA fight

updated 12:45 pm EST, Mon December 12, 2011

Megaupload to join fight against SOPA bill, more

Following the blockage of a YouTube video on Friday at the request of the RIAA and IFPI, cloud-storage service company Megaupload has stated it will sue Universal Music for prompting what it sees as a wrongful takedown. Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom requested YouTube reinstate the music video, dubbed Mega Song, while Universal asked to pull it again. The video in question was a promotional one for Megaupload and included P Diddy,, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Macy Gray, Chris Brown, The Game, and Mary J Blige. TorrentFreak learned.

"Let us be clear: Nothing in our song or the video belongs to Universal Music Group," said Megaupload CEO David Robb. "We have signed agreements with all artists endorsing Megaupload."

He then added that Universal Music Group would only answer Megaupload's communications with legal threats and demands for an apology.

The move now also puts Megaupload firmly in place against the SOPA bill that would give companies the right to take down entire websites from the Internet for allegedly sharing files. Robb believes this latest video censorship from Universal is the perfect example of how such power would be abused by corporations.

Kim Dotcom revealed Megaupload lawyers will now sue Universal.

by MacNN Staff



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