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Did Universal Music use a fake copyright takedown request to get MegaUpload's Mega Song pulled from Youtube?The MegaUpload Mega Song that Cory posted about this afternoon has disappeared from Youtube, replaced with the standard "...violated Youtube's Terms of Service" message normally used when something is yoinked for a copyright violation. However, TorrentFreak is reporting that MegaUpload claims full ownership of the video, and blames the takedown on a (fraudulent) attempt by Universal Music Group to assert ownership in order to halt the song's viral spread. If this is true, besides being a sort of ultra-pure, black tar irony, this would serve as a vivid and timely example of the sort of overreach that would only get more common with the passage of the SOPA/PROTECT-IP currently wending its way through Congress.
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