MySpace bars copyrighted tracks

“The social newtworking site has started vetting the music files uploaded by members for copyright violations, the company said Monday. In a deal that rolled out several days ago, audio files submitted by members are now being screened against 10 million tracks maintained by music database company Gracenote.”

Interesting story in the media press today about MySpace using new technology to vet files from its servers that may be copyrighted material.

In layman’s terms, I *think* this means that you can’t post cover versions up at MySpace. Shout out if I’m incorrect here. But I thought that was already the deal at MySpace – original music uploads only. Which is why I started my “12 Covers-12 Months” project over at PureVolume instead of MySpace at the start of 2006.

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