When Google purchased YouTube, everyone said it was only a matter of time before the lawsuits started appearing. With serious Google money now behind the video sharing, it was widely predicted that there would now be complaints about the illegal sharing of music videos, among other things.
Universal Music Group is leading the pack. According to the BBC:
“Universal’s lawsuit, lodged in a US district court, claims that MySpace “encourages, facilitates and participates in the unauthorised reproduction, adaptation, distribution and public performance”. In a statement it added: “Our music and videos play a key role in building the communities that have created hundreds of millions of dollars of value for the owners of MySpace.”
MySpace have dismissed it as “meritless litigation”.