Apple, Amazon, Google Can't Nix IP Suit Over Music Licensing

Law360, Los Angeles (May 20, 2013, 8:21 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Monday refused to toss out a proposed class action against Apple Inc., Amazon.com Inc., Google Inc. and others in a copyright infringement suit claiming the tech companies failed to ensure that the music they make available for downloading is properly licensed.

Plaintiff Norman Blagman filed suit last year, saying the defendants — which also include Microsoft Corp. and EMusic.com Inc. — sell unlicensed music from Orchard Enterprises Inc. and other music aggregators, in violation of United States copyright laws. In...
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