The retrial of TVT Records' copyright-infringement case against MP3.com began yesterday (Nov. 5) in New York before original U.S. District Court Judge Jed Rakoff, Billboard Bulletin reports. The judge

The retrial of TVT Records' copyright-infringement case against MP3.com began yesterday (Nov. 5) in New York before original U.S. District Court Judge Jed Rakoff, Billboard Bulletin reports. The judge -- who had ruled that MP3's streaming music service willfully infringed upon TVT's content -- declared a mistrial in June when jurors during the penalty phase erroneously awarded the label $290,000 in damages, instead of an intended $3 million.

Both a MP3.com spokesperson and TVT president Steven Gottlieb -- who earlier told Bulletin that damages to his label "substantially" exceeded $3 million -- declined to comment.

Last November, the Universal Music Group (UMG) settled its copyright infringement lawsuit against MP3.com for $53.4 million. The next day, UMG announced that it would share half of the award with it artists. Along with TVT, MP3.com still faces lawsuits brought last year by Zomba and the Unity Entertainment Group over the alleged improper inclusion and use of the companies' recordings on the My.MP3.com streaming service.