July 27, 2001

Net music faces patent squeeze

Author: JT Smith

From CNet: "Online music companies may have a new headache to deal with after a recent court
decision on a download-technology patent ...

The patent in question belongs to Intouch Group, a 15-employee digital music company in
Berkeley, Calif., that has sued Amazon, AOL Time Warner's Entertaindom, Liquid Audio, Muze,
Listen.com and Loudeye Technologies' DiscoverMusic, accusing them of infringing its patent
covering a potentially wide range of downloadable and streaming music.

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