Friday, May 18, 2007

MySpace invaders

News Corporation-owned social networking site MySpace has launched new software to prevent users from reposting copyrighted content to their homepages.

This move comes after MySpace was sued in November of last year by Universal for copyright violation, in light of users unlawfully uploading video and audio clips belonging to the media company.

Universal alleged that MySpace had aided the violation of copyright by making it easier for its users to reformat and share clips.

MySpace is now tackling the issue of reposting. Having removed content at the request of copyright owners, the site is looking to prevent users from simply putting up the same material again.