MySpace Leads Copyright Infringement Fight
MySpace has several other copyright protection features already available, such as an audio filtering application which screens audio files to prevent people from uploading bootlegged music; a video filtering application, which screens video files to prevent illegal video uploads; and a Content Take Down tool, which allows copyright owners to request unauthorized content be taken down.
MySpace is owned by News Corporation, which owns 20th Century Fox film studios and the FOX TV networks, and it shows in their approach to copyrighted content. As a major internet site that is doing a lot more than Google to take this stuff down, they are going to make Google look bad in the coming lawsuits, and I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s exactly their goal. By fighting hard against this stuff, they defeat a number of Google’s primary arguements, and can just point at their own efforts as evidence Google isn’t doing enough.