October 17, 2006 | By Derek Slater

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 certain major labels 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.

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