Is this true, or just a weird joke?!
[Image via DyD Fotografos/Future Image/WENN.]
Yup! YouTube just said F-U to Universal Music Group!
To recap - earlier this week, a whole bunch of celebs banded together to support file-sharing website Megaupload through a controversial new music video (above), which was almost immediately removed from YouTube after UMG cited it for copyright infringement.
Then, Megaupload CEO David Robb announced plans to sue UMG in an effort to counter against Internet censorship.
Now, the Megaupload music video is back up after YouTube told UMG that they'd need "further information" to keep the video off their site.
We're hearing that UMG didn't actually send a takedown notice to get the video removed, but they're claiming that they have a contractual agreement with YouTube that allows them to take videos off the site "based on a number of contractually specified criteria." Guess that didn't apply in this case!
Thanks for supporting the cause, YouTube! We'll expect to hear more about all this megadrama soon!
What do U think? Team UMG or Team Megaupload???