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MySpace Allegedly Using Music without Permission

Merlin says MySpace doesn't have a contract for some of its music

Jan 22 2013, 1:30pm CST | by

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MySpace Allegedly Using Music without Permission

In recent weeks, MySpace relaunched with a refreshed and updated look. Along with the launch of the updated website also came the launch of a new single via MySpace from Justin Timberlake. Timberlake is minority partner in the social network.

One of the major focuses for MySpace is music. According to an association that negotiates deals on behalf of record labels around the world called Merlin, MySpace is using some music without permission . Charles Caldas, Merlin CEO, says that MySpace still has music from some major independent record labels on its site even though their contract expired a year ago.

MySpace says that if music is still on its site from labels that it doesn't have a contract with, users have uploaded the songs. MySpace also says that it will remove those songs at the request of the record label. “While it’s nice that Mr. Timberlake is launching his service on this platform, and acting as an advocate for the platform,” Mr. Caldas said, “on the other hand his peers as artists are being exploited without permission and not getting remuneration for it.”


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