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In MP3tunes copyright case, EMI wants CEO's assets

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.

By June 25, 2012


MP3tunes.com locker service files for bankruptcy (exclusive)

Legal costs piled up over four years as the music service defended itself against a copyright suit from EMI that proved to be too much, says founder Michael Robertson.

By May 10, 2012


One open-source project dies while another is reborn: Linspire vs. Chandler

The undercurrent of Linspire's and Chandler's respective failures is an inability to market to the consumers that would buy their wares.

By August 11, 2008


Linspire getting swallowed by Xandros

Linspire, the company that once raised Microsoft's ire with its Linux-based Lindows operating system, is being swallowed by Xandros, another Linux company.

By July 1, 2008


Linspire + Xandros = Anything of value?

Linspire and Xandros are apparently tying the knot. It's doubtful that two negatives can make a positive.

By July 1, 2008


Michael Robertson takes on Pandora, Web radio

The founder of MP3.com and MP3tunes.com says the next step for Web radio is freeing fans to make their own programming decisions and give them more full-featured offerings.

By March 29, 2010


Judge allows EMI to personally sue Robertson

After a former MP3tunes.com president says the founder was indeed making company decisions, a U.S. District judge changes the tune of a copyright infringement lawsuit.

By October 19, 2009


Is Lala's DRM a new way to lock up music?

Patent filing shows Lala managers believe DRM embedded into a network is more effective that wrapping it around songs.

By May 8, 2009


Microsoft signs technology pact with Linspire

Users of the Linux operating system will get patent protection and access to updated Windows Media technology.

By June 13, 2007