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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001332.txt from 2000/04

From: "Mark Charette" <charette@-----.org>
Subj: [kl] MP3.com loses Napster suit
Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2000 10:00:11 -0400

Source: New York Times (NYT)
Author: AMY HARMON with JOHN SULLIVAN
Title: Music Industry Wins Ruling in U.S. Court Judges Says MP3.com
Violated Copyright Law
Source Date: April 29, 2000
Resource Type: News Article
Description/Keywords: Music Industry, Digital Recording, Internet/WWW,
Downloading, MP3, Recording Database, Copyright Law, Court Decision,
Copyright Violations
URL: Listed Below Article Summary
(Free Registration Required by the New York Times)

April 29, 2000
Music Industry Wins Ruling in U.S. Court
Judges Says MP3.com Violated Copyright Law
By AMY HARMON with JOHN SULLIVAN

A federal judge gave a key victory to the recording industry
yesterday in its effort to harness the distribution of digital
music over the Internet, ruling that MP3.com had violated copyright
law by compiling a vast online music database for commercial use.

With a brief order in Federal District Court in Manhattan,
Judge Jed S. Rakoff granted the motion by the five major music
labels for a judgment against MP3.com, which is based in San Diego.
The judge said he would issue a full opinion on the matter sometime
in the next two weeks.

The company said it would appeal the decision.

Full Story May Be Read At:
http://www.nytimes.com/library/tech/00/04/biztech/articles/29music.html

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