Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A website that sold Beatles songs online for 15p each before they became legally available has agreed to pay record companies nearly one million dollars (£594,000) to settle a lawsuit

US District Judge Josephine Staton Tucker signed off on the settlement between BlueBeat.com and music companies EMI Group, Capitol Records and Virgin Records America on Friday. The judge ruled in December that the site broke the music labels' copyrights and presented unfair competition. A trial to determine how much BlueBeat owed the companies is due to begin in Santa Ana, California
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