Thursday, March 20, 2014
MP3Tunes' Michael Robertson Loses Copyright Infringement Suit
Michael Robertson, the founder of online music site MP3Tunes.com--and another related, cloud music storage service Sideload.com, has been found liable in a copyright infringement lawsuit against him filed by Capital Records. A federal jury in New York found both Robertson--as well as his now bankrupt San Diego company, MP3Tunes.com--liable for copyright infringement, with a judge now set to award damages in the case. MP3Tunes filed for bankruptcy back in 2012, after overwhelming legal costs against a battle with EMI drove the company out of business. MP3Tunes had offered up an online music locker letting users upload their music in the cloud, and allowing them to stream music to anywhere. The biggest issues in the lawsuit came over widespread use of MP3Tunes.com by users to upload songs they did not own.