Universal Sues Video Sharing Sites Grouper and Bolt.com

Today, Universal Music Group sued Grouper and Bolt.com for hosting copyrighted music videos uploaded by individual users. According to Reuters, Universal “made clear that … [it] retain[ed] the right to add” to the lawsuit Sony Pictures, which recently bought Grouper.

And thus the record industry lawsuits roll on, even as they cut deals with YouTube. To learn more about the protections that copyright law might offer these video sharing sites, check out this recent article by EFF’s Fred von Lohmann.

(Cross-posted at Deep Links)

One Response to “Universal Sues Video Sharing Sites Grouper and Bolt.com”

  1. November 14th, 2006 | 11:09 pm

    This is a very interesting subject. I think there will start to be more of the YouTube deals as larger companies like Google start getting more into the social networking space of the internet. This litigation may serve to limit the success of these sorts of sites in the future. Guess we will just need to wait and see what happens.