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MP3.com pulls songs in peace offering to record industry

The Net music company, faced with financial devastation after losing a copyright infringement lawsuit, acts on its own to smooth negotiations with the major record labels.

 

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The Net music company, faced with financial devastation after losing a copyright infringement lawsuit, acts on its own to smooth negotiations with the major record labels.

"MP3.com's decision to take down the unauthorized works is a natural result of the court's decision."

- Amy Weiss, RIAA spokeswoman

 


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