Record Companies Sue Project Playlist On Copyright
April 29, 2008 at 5:22 AM (PT)
Nine major record labels filed suit against an online music provider on MONDAY, accusing PROJECT PLAYLIST INC. of a "massive infringement" of their copyrights to the songs of artists, reports REUTERS. PROJECT PLAYLIST enables its users to easily find, play and share music with others for free, according to the suit filed in U.S. District Court in MANHATTAN.
"PROJECT PLAYLIST also has begun optimizing its site for use on IPHONES and IPODS," the record companies said in the suit. "In short (PROJECT PLAYLIST's) entire business amounts to nothing more than a massive infringement" of the record companies' copyrights, the record companies said.
They are seeking to enjoin PROJECT PLAYLIST from continuing to offer its customers free music and are also seeking unspecified damages.
The nine record labels are, WMG'S ATLANTIC RECORDING, ELEKTRA ENTERTAINMENT and WARNER BROS. RECORDS; EMI GROUP's CAPITOL RECORDS, PRIORITY RECORDS and VIRGIN RECORDS and INTERSCOPE RECORDS, MOTOWN RECORD CO. and UMG RECORDINGS LABELS of VIVENDI SA'S UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP.