Labels Seek To Bar Usenet Owner From New Ventures

Law360, New York (September 9, 2009, 2:58 PM EDT) -- The record companies that won summary judgment against now-bankrupt commercial Usenet provider Inc. earlier this year — including Arista Records LLC, BMG Music and Virgin Records America Inc. — have asked a court to impose a permanent injunction barring the provider's owner from starting any new business based on copyright infringement.

The labels filed the motion Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, arguing that Gerald Reynolds has “willfully violated” a preliminary injunction imposed Aug. 19.

Reynolds has shown...
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