Myspace recently orchestrated a dramatic overhaul in order to bring the ailing social network back to relevance in the time of Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook–but the New York Times says it’s suffered a nasty setback recently as a group that represents thousands of independent record labels is accusing Myspace of publishing music without permission.
Merlin, a group that negotiates deals worldwide for smaller independent record labels, had a long-standing agreement with Myspace–but this deal has lapsed over a year ago and not been renegotiated. Meanwhile Merlin notes that music from over a hundred of its clients is still published on Myspace. According to the Times Myspace is placing the blame on individual users uploading infringing content.
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