September 6, 2000

Judge: MP3.com must pay millions

Author: JT Smith

A federal judge found Wednesday that MP3.com Inc. willfully infringed on copyrights belonging to Seagram Co.'s Universal Music Group in a ruling that could cost the online music company between $118 million to $250 million in damages.
In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff ordered San Diego-based MP3.com to pay Universal $25,000 for each compact disc that was unlawfully copied, reports Reuters. See also the statement of Cary Sherman, RIAA general counsel. More from CNet.
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