Universal Looks To Settle MySpace Copyright Infringement Lawsuit
Doug Morris, CEO of Universal Music Group, the world’s largest music company, stated publicly that he expects to reach a settlement with MySpace, which the company sued for copyright infringement.
Earlier this month, Universal, owned by French media giant Vivendi, filed a lawsuit against popular social networking site MySpace, owned by News Corp., for infringing the copyrights of thousands of artists’ works. In the lawsuit, Universal accused MySpace of allowing users to upload videos illegally and of taking part in the infringement by re-formatting the videos to be played back or sent to others. The suit followed several months of failed talks on music rights with MySpace, according to a source familiar with the discussions.