Megaupload Targets UMG Over YouTube Video Removal

Law360, New York (December 13, 2011, 10:45 PM EST) -- Megaupload Ltd. on Monday took issue with Universal Music Group Inc.'s demand that YouTube LLC take down its celebrity-filled promotional video, launching a lawsuit against the music giant over its allegedly improper use of copyright infringement law.

UMG instructed YouTube to take the video down Friday, contending it had infringed copyrighted material owned by the recording industry giant, according to the complaint filed in California federal court.

But Megaupload insists UMG's takedown notice constitutes a misrepresentation of claims under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

"Indeed it...
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