probably should because Universal Music Group ("UMG") recently filed a
copyright infringement lawsuit against the popular social-networking
website. . Myspace.com is alleged to allow its users to post and
share UMG's videos and songs without permission. . UMG wants an
injunction against MySpace and a hefty damage award of $150,000 for
each individual copyright infringement violation. .
says that MySpace’s content is “user stolen” intellectual property of
others and that “MySpace is aiding copyright infringement by
reformatting clips so users can transfer them to friends or post them
to other sites.” . UMG attorney’s stated in their complaint that
“[d]efendants have made infringement free and easy. [They have] turned
MySpace Videos into a vast virtual warehouse for pirated copies of
music videos and songs." .
It is not like MySpace has been sitting around doing nothing to help
detect the copyright violations. In October,