So it appears UMG is lying…

… why does this not surprise me in the least? It seemed odd for a company like Google to strike deals with media companies allowing them to yank whatever the hell they wanted from YouTube. UMG’s got some ‘splainin’ to do. #seb

Google: Universal lied about its private kill-switch for YouTube videos

Google claims that Universal had no basis for removing the “Mega Song” video posted in support of the MegaUpload service (which Universal is trying to drive off the Internet). Earlier this week, a court filing from Universal suggested that the company had negotiated the right to remove videos it doesn’t own from YouTube as part of a private agreement with Google.

“Our partners do not have the right to take down videos from YT unless they own the rights to them or they are live performances c…

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