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MP3tunes Faces Greater Loss on Appeal
EMI Christian Music Grp., Inc. v. MP3tunes, LLC, 840 F.3d 69, 120 U.S.P.Q.2d 1449 (2nd Cir. 2016). Plaintiffs Capitol Records won a trial verdict of over $20 million in a copyright infringement case against MP3tunes, which provided a forum for users to upload music. That damages’ verdict was reduced from a jury-awarded $48 million, based on the district court’s determination that MP3tunes fit within the safe harbor provisions of the DMCA. Capitol appealed, seeking to reverse that determination.
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