19 Dec '11, 1am
New blog post: Megaupload Mega Song
The world almost didn’t get a chance to listen to the Megaupload Mega Song featuring artist like Will-i-am, P Diddy, Chris Brown, Jamie Foxx etc etc. Hours after the song was posted up on YouTube, it was removed due to copyrights claim by Universal Music Group. Megaupload sued UMG and asked the court to stop UMG from blocking their promo video. According to Megaupload, they have signed agreements with every artist featured in the video. UMG does not have the rights to take down the video. UMG even took down episode 391 of Tech News Today (scroll to 26:12 mark) which discuss this issue. Tech News Today clearly have fair use over this and they should be allowed to use part of the clip for news reporting. Luckily for us, the video and Tech News Today episode 391 are now back on Youtube. This is not the first time DMCA has been abused and this will most likely not be the last....