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Bertelsmann settles again over another Napster case

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 31 Aug 2007 13:44 User comments (2)

Bertelsmann settles again over another Napster case The huge German media conglomerate Bertlesmann AG has settled another lawsuit due to their involvement with the original Napster, the infamous P2P client that brought music file sharing to the masses. The National Music Publishers' Association had alleged that Bertlesmann had encouraged copyright infringement.
In April, the conglomerate settled with Warner Music for over $100 million USD as well as settling with EMI and Universal for undisclosed amounts. For all the cases including the latest, Bertlesmann admits no wrong doing but will pay a monetary settlement.

A joint statement says the settlement only requires court approval and should be finalized in a few months.


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131.8.2007 14:34

Do they still own Napster since it has gone legit? that should at least amount to something that took an "illegal" service and set it straight.

29.9.2007 23:59

I thought napster was done with as in it went legit and had no issues to think about now. What gives.

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