May 11, 2001

Patent suit flames CD burner

Author: JT Smith

ZDNet: "Roxio, a subsidiary of Adaptec, sells software that allows people to burn CDs from
MP3 music files or other data. In early versions, the company had licensed software
from Gracenote that allowed automatic identification of music CDs and songs.

Gracenote now says that Roxio, which let that contract expire last month, is illegally
continuing to distribute the music recognition software and has infringed on
Gracenote patents by creating a parallel service of its own in new versions of the
software."

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