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(From AFX Europe (Focus))
LOS ANGELES (AFX) - Universal Music Group on Friday sued MySpace.com, claiming the online social-networking hub illegally encourages its users to share music and music videos on the site without permission.
The recording company is seeking unspecified damages, including up to $150,000 for each unauthorized music video or song posted on the Web site.
The lawsuit is the latest legal salvo in a wider conflict between established media against Internet companies whose technology is challenging the traditional ways music, video and other content are distributed and consumed.
In its complaint, filed in U.S. District …