Is trading copy-protected content a fundamental aspect of social networking?

Universal Music Group, the world’s biggest record company, is stepping up pressure against popular websites YouTube and MySpace, accusing them of infringing the copyrights of its artists’ music videos.

Universal chief executive Doug Morris described video site YouTube and News Corp.’s social-networking site MySpace as “copyright infringers” during a Merrill Lynch investors’ conference speech Tuesday that was closed to the press.

Read YouTube in Copyright Cross Hairs? from WIRED and Donna Bogatin’s opions on the “copyright infringers” and on what a Web 2.0 Bill of Rights would be.

Previously from WNM:
Will YouTube adopt video fingerprinting?
The history of law favors piracy. What’s changed?
Hijacking copyrights and the call for a general content license

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Filed under Digital Commons, Fair Use, Social Media, Technology, our Mirror, User generated content, Virtual Communities

One response to “Is trading copy-protected content a fundamental aspect of social networking?

  1. Pingback: YouTube keeps it (as) legal (as possible) « What’s New Media?

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