Allegro Fined for Copyright Infringements

Law360, New York (October 12, 2003, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal jury in Oregon has ruled that Portland-based music distributor Allegro Corp. must pay nearly $1 million for copyright infringement, Billboard magazine reported.

Los Angeles-based independent label Only New Age Music had sued Allegro for allegedly creating unauthorized versions of its albums. It had entered four licensing and distribution agreements with Allegro in 1997-98, but discovered that Allegro had issued its own series of albums that re-edited and retitled the music. Both versions were sold to the same retail clients.

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