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Music publishers sue Bertelsmann over Napster funding

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 20 Feb 2003 12:58

Music publishers sue Bertelsmann over Napster funding Group of music publishers in the U.S. have sued the German media giant Bertelsmann over its investment to now-defunct Napster.
Publishers and songwriters named in the suit as plaintiffs argue that by investing over $80M to Napster, Bertelsmann gave Napster a lifeline that allowed it to continue violating authors' copyrights in massive scale.

The plaintiffs seek damages of over $17 billion. Bertelsmann declined to comment the lawsuit today.

Source: Reuters

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