Led Zeppelin clips pulled from YouTube

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DENVER -- The Web has been rife with speculation about why footage from the historic Led Zeppelin reunion concert on Monday in London has been removed from YouTube.

Although Warner Music Group has a licensing deal in place with YouTube that would allow fans to post WMG-copyrighted material, sources close to the situation say that Led Zeppelin owns the rights to the concert, and that the band's management requested the removal of any clips of the event.

It is believed a DVD of the event, which was a tribute to late Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun, will be released next year.

Fans looking to stream the clips Wednesday were greeted with a notification that the content was removed at WMG's request. WMG, and most other labels, will often take on the task of content removal requests on behalf of their artists.
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