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AudioGalaxy settled with RIAA

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 18 Jun 2002 2:45 User comments (1)

RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) and NMPA (National Music Publishers' Association) announced yesterday that they have reached an out-of-court settlement with AudioGalaxy, a P2P company which owns AudioGalaxy Satellite P2P software and the network.
RIAA, NMPA and the Harry Fox Agency sued AudioGalaxy in May over copyright infringements. Under the settlement, AudioGalaxy is required to obtain a permission from copyright owners before it can allow users to distribute music through its network.

Basically the settlement makes AudioGalaxy useless for P2P users -- when the changes will come in effect, the network will become a clone of something that Napster is at the moment: a central-distributed indie music software with no users using it.

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118.6.2002 3:31

I actually liked Audio Galaxy and am sad to see it go See http://www.riaa.com/PR_story.cfm?id=522 For the RIAA gloating..........


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