Sued Again

from the it-never-stops dept

I think’s biggest expense (even now that Vivendi Universal owns them) has to be legal expenses. They get sued more often than dot coms go out of business these days. The latest is from a group of independend musicians and song writers who seem to be accusing to be partially responsible for the Napster mess. No, this doesn’t make much sense, but the claim is that due to’s locker service (which, if you remember correctly only allowed people access to MP3s if they proved they had a copy of the song on CD already), they made it easier for people to take the song and dump it on Napster for “illegal” sharing. This is ridiculous. If the person had access to a CD with the song, it would have been almost as easy for them to rip it and dump it on Napster.

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