Megaupload Files Lawsuit Against Universal Music Group After Removal of Youtube Video

The file sharing platform, Megaupload stated that it will file a lawsuit against Universal Music Group for sending a take-down notice after an endorsement music video featuring many big names in the music industry was removed from YouTube.

Megaupload has already filed suit against Universal Music Group in a United States District Court in the northern district of California, in which, besides other claims, a jury trial has also been sought.

The controversial "Megaupload Mega Song" was released last week and featured Alicia Keys, P Diddy, Chris Brown, Jamie Foxx, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Snoop Dogg, Will.i.am and many other superstars.

The stars lent their voice to express their love for Megaupload. Interestingly, the website has been under fire by RIAA and MPAA on the grounds of allowing illegal piracy.

A few days after its release, due to copyright infringement, the video was removed from YouTube. Megaupload claimed that the notice of take-down was sent by UMG, as reported by the Hollywood Reporter.

David Robb, CEO of Megaupload, stated, "Let us be clear: Nothing in our song or the video belongs to Universal Music Group."

"We have signed agreements with all artists endorsing Megaupload," added Robb.