This is either an embarrassing takedown fail on the part of the IFPI, or a sign that Mega mogul Kim Dotcom has been a bit naughty with his samples. Dotcom’s recent album ‘Good Times’ was available to download from Mega, the storage site that he founded. This week, however, it was briefly removed from the service. Mega is citing a takedown request sent by the IFPI at the start of September, citing a number of artists whose copyright may have been infringed – including Ariana Grande, U2, Craig David and Green Day. “It’s clearly an incorrect takedown request,” chief compliance officer Stephan Hall told TorrentFreak. “This is an indication that someone at the IFPI is not doing their homework and that their takedown notices in general cannot be trusted.” Although given that the album was restored a day after being removed, we wouldn’t rule this out as a publicity stunt.

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