MP3.com, Sony Reach Agreement

Share this article:
MP3.com settled a copyright infringement lawsuit brought by Sony's Sony Music Entertainment, giving the company deals with four of the five major record labels.


Under the terms of the deal, MP3.com will pay Sony an undisclosed amount for past copyright violations. It also signed a licensing deal that will allow MP3.com to offer Sony recordings on its My.MP3.com system, which allows users to assemble a digital locker that can be accessed over the Internet. Songs are downloaded from the locker and users must first verify that they own the compact disc.


Major record label content was pulled from MP3.com in May pending resolution of the suits. In April a judge found that the company violated copyright law. The service will not resume until MP3.com secures agreements with all five major record labels.
Share this article:
You must be a registered member of Direct Marketing News to post a comment.

Sign up to our newsletters

Follow us on Twitter @dmnews

Latest Jobs:

More in News

DMA 2014 Kicks Off Under New Management

DMA 2014 Kicks Off Under New Management

Thomas Benton and Jane Berzan will preside over an event indicative of an association serving a wider array of industry segments.

De Quinto Tapped as Coke's Next CMO

De Quinto Tapped as Coke's Next CMO

The president of the company's Iberia Business Unit will take over from Joe Tripodi upon his retirement in February.

Customer Centricity Is Spurring Marketing-Tech Investments

Customer Centricity Is Spurring Marketing-Tech Investments

A majority of marketers rank customer satisfaction improvements as paramount in the technology investment decisions.