Universal Music sues two media services

    Universal Music begins a series of lawsuits against sites that violate copyright laws, TechCrunch reports . The company is suing Grouper (a recent acquisition by Sony) and Bolt.com . Complaining that users are given the opportunity to post material protected by law, Universal requires $ 150,000 for each case of copyright infringement.

    Bolt.com - a video hosting service that provides access to video content only in flash format, does not allow visitors to download a file to their computer. At the same time, Grouper users can download files to a computer or iPod. Bolt.com traffic in August 2006 was 8.1 million, Grouper - 1.8 million unique visitors (for comparison - YouTube - 72.1 million).

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