District Court in New York

  1. Judge Sets ASCAP Streaming Fees

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT License fees that AOL, RealNetworks and Yahoo! must pay to ASCAP for streaming music of the performing rights organization's members have now been set by a federal court judge. The three services, which are parties to a rate-setting proceedin ...

  2. Court Backs Majors On File-Sharing Question

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Major labels today prevailed in a federal District Court in New York on a controversial legal question over unauthorized sharing of music files. In denying a motion to dismiss the labels' complaint, the court provided specific language for th ...

  3. Publishers File Class Action Against MediaNet

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Music publishers have filed a class action lawsuit against MediaNet Digital for copyright infringement. Nine publishing companies under the umbrellas of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Peer International and MBL Music claim that the digital music provi ...

  4. Labels Sue Usenet Service

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Major record companies have filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Usenet.com, Billboard.biz has learned. The suit claims that the usenet.com service sells access to content that includes millions of unauthorized music files and "tout ...

  5. Publishers Sue XM Satellite Radio

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A group of music publishers sued XM Satellite Radio over the XM + MP3 service late today (March 22). EMI Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Sony/ATV Music and Famous Music claim they want to "put an end to the pervasive and willful copy ...

  6. The Youngbloods, Allman Brothers Band Sue Sony BMG

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Youngbloods and the Allman Brothers Band have filed a class action suit against Sony BMG Music over the amount of royalties paid to BMG artists for digital downloads. The suit mirrors the one filed by the Allman Brothers and Cheap Trick last y ...

  7. eDonkey Settles With Majors To Tune Of $30m

    September 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT eDonkey owners are the latest peer-to-peer operators to settle copyright infringement claims with the major labels. In a consent judgment filed today (Sept. 12), MetaMachine, Sam Yagan and Jed McCaleb eDonkey owners are the latest peer-to-peer ope ...

  8. Major Labels Sue LimeWire

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Case brought for copyright infringement, unfair competition. The major record labels have sued peer-to-peer service LimeWire and executives Mark Gorton and Greg Bildson for copyright infringement and unfair competition today (Aug. 4). The suit, fi ...

  9. Major Labels Sue XM Satellite Radio

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The major record companies have sued XM Satellite Radio over its XM + MP3 service claiming "massive wholesale infringement" of their recordings. The suit, filed today (May 16) in the federal District The major record companies have sued ...

  10. Major Labels Sue XM Satellite Radio

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Suit claims 'massive wholesale infringement.' The major record companies have sued XM Satellite Radio over its XM + MP3 service claiming "massive wholesale infringement" of their recordings. The suit, filed today (May 16) in th ...

  11. EMI, Naxos Settle Suit

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Deal resolves issues over classical recordings. EMI and its Capitol label settled their U.S. copyright infringement lawsuit against Naxos of America. The deal resolves issues over classical recordings that fell into the public domain in the United ...

  12. Labels Face Minor Setback In Launch Media Suit

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Record labels had a minor setback Nov. 4 when the federal District Court in New York refused to say definitively that Launch Media's LAUNCHcast with its "consumer influenced" playlists are interactive NEW YORK -- Record labels had a ...

  13. Labels Face Minor Setback In Launch Media Suit

    November 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Record labels had a minor setback Nov. 4 when the federal District Court in New York refused to say definitively that Launch Media's LAUNCHcast with its "consumer influenced" playlists are interactive Record labels had a minor setba ...

  14. Movie Studios' Suits Hit Download Sites

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Motion picture studios filed a new round of copyright-infringement lawsuits Oct. 13 against a half-dozen Web site operators, alleging that they attempted to fool consumers into thinking the sites were WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- M ...

  15. Hendrix Heirs After Purple Haze Again

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Following its victory over Purple Haze Records earlier this year, Seattle-based Experience Hendrix filed a second suit Sept. 12 to stop the marketing and sales of all unauthorized Jimi Hendrix recordi NEW YORK -- Following its victory over Purple ...

  16. Hendrix Heirs After Purple Haze Again

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Second suit filed to stop addt'l distribution. Following its victory over Purple Haze Records earlier this year, Seattle-based Experience Hendrix filed a second suit today (Sept. 12) to stop the marketing and sales of all unauthorized Jimi He ...

  17. Behind the Deal: Drafting the Anti-Bootlegging Law

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The federal anti-bootlegging law, which makes the unauthorized recording, transmission and distribution of live musical performances a crime, was struck down Sept. 24 by a District Court in New York. The federal anti-bootlegging law, which makes t ...