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Emusic sues MP3.com

Written by Jari Ketola @ 19 Dec 2000 15:57

Here we go again. I suppose Emusic couldn't find a way to sue Napster, so they decided to sue MP3.com instead. We've all heard the excuse before - My.MP3.com. Emusic conciders that My.MP3.com infringes their copyrights by making their music available on the service.
Emusic sells music in the form of digital files, that can be downloaded from their site onto personal computers. Apparently Emusic conciders that the music has to be bought twice in order for the customer to have the right to decide where she wants to do her listening.

Joining the EMusic suit, which was filed in a U.S. District Court in New York, were six of the company's independent record label partners -- Fearless Records, Fuel 2000 Records, Gig Records, Invisible Records, SpinART Records and Victory Records.

``Although MP3.com has entered into settlement agreements with the five major record labels, they have chosen to ignore their infringing actions with respect to independent record labels,'' EMusic Chief Executive Gene Hoffman said in a statement.

Which, as I see it, means: We want our share, too!

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