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.
U.S. District Court in New York grants summary judgment against MP3tunes for music that the founder uploaded personally without permission but grants music service protection under DMCA safe harbor.
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.
It's a battle between first-time-contender music-streaming services. Which service will be music to our ears? We'll find out in the Prizefight ring.
Both sides of the lawsuit--copyright holder and service provider--can claim a partial victory, but final decisions are a long way off.
As part of its new "Buy Anywhere, Listen Everywhere" campaign, music locker service MP3Tunes will let you upload songs from your Android phone.
EMI says MP3tunes is a pirate tool masquerading as cloud storage. But MP3tunes founder Michael Roberts says people should be allowed to store media without asking rights holders' permission.
A panel of judges from CNET puts two "digital music locker" services to a head-to-head test. In one corner is the grizzled veteran, MP3tunes. The challenger is newcomer mSpot. Watch the two services go toe-to-toe in five rounds, and see who comes out on top in this subjective battle.
Roku box enables iTunes users to stream music to their TVs. The question is will the labels claim this violates their copyright.
A higher storage limit announced last week makes MP3tunes' free online storage locker service worth another look.