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Universal Music Threatens YouTube, MySpace

Law360 (September 15, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A major copyright infringement showdown is brewing between the entertainment industry and two wildly popular Web sites, the social networking site MySpace.com and video-hosting service YouTube.com.

Although some entertainment firms have embraced the sites for their marketing potential, the chief of Universal Music Group, the world's largest record company, has suggested his firm will soon take legal action.

Universal Music CEO Doug Morris said at a conference on Wednesday that the sites are violating copyright laws by allowing users to post copyrighted music videos and other...
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