Napster Sued For Offering Songs It Has No Rights To
from the whoops dept
Roy writes "MCS Music America, a Nashville-based company that administers copyrights for about 45,000 songs, claims Napster has put hundreds of songs controlled by MCS and its publisher clients on Napster.com without obtaining the proper licenses for paying royalties. Napster sent MCS a form seeking a licensing agreement, but neither party signed it, the suit states. After getting the inquiry, a MCS employee subscribed to Napster and found the songs were being used without permission." While the original article refers to Napster being sued "again," it's worth noting that this is a completely different Napster. It's Napster in name (and logo) only -- and has nothing else to do with the original (sued out of existence) Napster. Still, for a company that's preaching the "respect intellectual property" mantra, you'd think they'd be a little more careful about actually obtaining the rights to the songs they were selling.