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MP3Board sues AOL-Time Warner

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 21 Aug 2000 19:58

MP3Board.com, one of the world's biggest MP3 search engines that was sued by RIAA for copyright violations earlier this year, has takes an another step.
They already countersued RIAA for shutting their site down by court order and now they add more bets -- they have sued AOL-Time Warner over the Gnutella technology.

Most popular search in MP3Board was absolutely their ability to make searches over the Gnutella network and show these results on the web site. And as most of us already know, the Gnutella technology was developed by AOL's subsdiary, Nullsoft -- even that the project was cancelled in the next day when it was officially launched. But the technology was there and its definately developed by AOL's programmers.

Now MP3Board says that if its found guilty, AOL should take their share of the judgement as well. Of course MP3Board still insists (as all of us do) that sharing links is not a violation against the copyrights, but they are just throwing this ball in manner of "in case of..".

And of course the funniest thing is that AOL-Time Warner is one member of the RIAA's "big five" who originally sued MP3Board.

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