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Judge grants a preliminary injunction against Aimster/Madster

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 31 Oct 2002 14:09 User comments (4)

Judge grants a preliminary injunction against Aimster/Madster RIAA emerged to be a winner in yet another lawsuit against P2P networks when federal judge granted a preliminary injunction against now-virtually-defunct P2P network, Madster (formerly known as Aimster).
According to RIAA's lawyers, Judge Marvin Aspen of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ordered last night Madster to implement filtering methods into its service that blocks all illegal music files from its network.

Aimster/Madster had to change its name in beginning of this year, when it lost a separate lawsuit that ruled that Aimster's name violated AOL's AIM trademark. Company was also well-known because of its founder's daughter, Aimee, who posed as company's official model :-)

Source: Reuters via Yahoo!

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4 user comments

131.10.2002 14:47

Have you ever pulled a weed out of your garden only to find 3 more have popped up 3 days later? :) -- mgb --

21.11.2002 0:05

Dude, Madster is hot!

31.11.2002 0:57

Madster's not hot, but Aimee is pretty OK :-)

Petteri Pyyny (pyyny@twitter)

41.11.2002 3:30

Sweet little thing she is, yeah -- I wouldn't kick her out of bed for eating crackers, but she'd only break your heart. She'd go out with you a few times to get you interested in her, just to set you up, then leave you for another pretty webadministrator, leaving you a quivering, emotionally-bankrupct ex-lover to add to her growing collection. {sigh.....} wimmin' - can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em. Of course, if you could strike up some minor deal with Madster and get her pretty picture into an a/D web banner, well, that would probably help to keep those page-imps coming !! :) -- mgb --

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