August 22, 2000

MP3 site blames AOL for legal problems

Author: JT Smith

MP3Board.com, a small MP3 search site being sued by the record industry for allegedly helping to spread copyed songs online, is spreading the blame to America Online, according to a story on CNEt. The company is asking that a judge declare its searches of the free-ranging Gnutella file-sharing network to be legal. But if those searches of Gnutella aren't legal, then AOL -- which employed the programmers who originally created Gnutella -- should share some of the liability, MP3Board's lawyer says.
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