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MP3.com heads back to court

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 13 Nov 2000 16:11

Tomorrow MP3.com and UMG go back to court to start a process to determine the damages MP3.com should pay for UMG for copyright infrigiment.
In September Judge Jed Rakoff ruled that MP3.com's service My.MP3.com and the music archive company had built to support the service, violated UMG's copyrights.

Legal process was originally between RIAA and MP3.com, but MP3.com settled with other four major record labels in the summer. Only UMG continued the process.

MP3.com can face penalties up to $225 million, depending on the fact what court decides on the major issue -- how many of the CDs stored in MP3.com's archive, were actually copyrighted material of UMG.

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