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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


EMI says bankruptcy won't protect MP3tunes from copyright suit

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.

By May. 10, 2012


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 Jun. 25, 2012


MP3tunes, Roku stream iTunes users' songs to TVs

Roku box enables iTunes users to stream music to their TVs. The question is will the labels claim this violates their copyright.

By Jul. 20, 2010


Court says MP3tunes protected by DMCA

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.

By Aug. 22, 2011


MP3tunes: iTunes will benefit if we win copyright case

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.

By Nov. 2, 2010


Sony to mSpot: Get off of my cloud

Executives from Sony and cloud-music service mSpot cross swords over whether services like mSpot must pay the big labels to store songs and stream them to owners.

By Jan. 23, 2011


EMI v. MP3tunes decision leaves much undecided

Both sides of the lawsuit--copyright holder and service provider--can claim a partial victory, but final decisions are a long way off.

By Aug. 23, 2011


Apple iTunes planning free online streaming? We take a look at alternatives

Apple is set to launch a free streaming service that lets you take your music everywhere. We're here to tell you how to get ahead of the Apple

By Jan. 22, 2010


Michael Robertson bets on talk-radio cataclysm

Dar.fm founder predicts that as talk radio labors to stay relevant, it must embrace Web distribution, where his TiVo-for-radio service will be waiting.

By Mar. 29, 2012