Universal Music Group spent $350,000 in the second half of 2007 to lobby the federal government, according to a disclosure form.

The firm lobbied on intellectual property protection and theft, copyright royalties, various appropriations bills and other issues, according to the form posted online Thursday by the Senate's public records office. UMG also spent $350,000 in the first six months of 2007 to lobby on the same issues.

Lobbyists are required to disclose activities that could influence members of the executive and legislative branches, under a federal law enacted in 1995.

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