August 30, 2000

Judge rejects MP3.com counter claim

Author: JT Smith

A judge on Wednesday rejected an accusation by MP3.com Inc. that Seagram Co.'s Universal Music Group was using its copyright infringement claim to put the online music company out of business.
The presiding U.S. District Court judge, Jed Rakoff, also ruled as irrelevant MP3.com's allegation that Universal, the world's largest record company, was unwilling to settle the suit out of court because of its own online strategy, Reuters reported.
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