Relaunched Myspace accused of using music without permission

The newly relaunched Myspace (or, that place where people go to hear the Justin Timberlake single), has already run into some legal troubles. The New York Times is reporting that the site is using music from hundreds of indie labels without permission.

Until a year ago, the site had a blanket license to allow it to stream music from these labels via Merlin Network, but that agreement has been expired and Myspace continues to stream music from the labels despite having no right to. Moreover, the site has no intention of getting another license, choosing instead to require individual labels to file takedown requests to remove their own music, arguing that they were uploaded by individual users.