MP3tunes.com founder Michael Robertson asks a federal court to dispose of copyright suit EMI filed against the music service and him personally. Judge says nothing doing.
EMI plans to go forward with its copyright suit against MP3tunes.com and founder Michael Robertson even though the music-locker service has filed for bankruptcy.
In an interview with Evolver, Sam Tarantino doesn't address the numerous copyright lawsuits confronting his company but he does have lots of gripes with the record industry.
The fourth-largest record company alleges that music-sharing service has failed to meet the financial obligations of licensing contract.
Music labels should be basking in the glow of the Grammys and recent sales increases. Instead, they're getting sued by artists and one label is accused of cashing in on a singer's death.
Judge turns down EMI's request for a preliminary injunction against music reseller ReDigi, and says he's inclined to let the case go to trial because of the "fascinating" technological and legal questions it involves.
The music label argues in a copyright complaint that ReDigi's service requires ReDigi to make unauthorized copies of songs.
The music company that owns the Beatles collection and is home to such music acts as Katy Perry and Coldplay is being broken into pieces and sold to its biggest competitors. Is this bad news for Web music?
Both sides of the lawsuit--copyright holder and service provider--can claim a partial victory, but final decisions are a long way off.
Apple has apparently signed a deal with EMI to provide a cloud music streaming service, and is reportedly close to completing deals with Universal and Sony.