Usenet Claims Dropped In File-Sharing Suit

Law360, New York (December 1, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Asserting that they already are covered by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, a judge has dismissed counterclaims brought by Usenet.com Inc. in a case filed by 14 recording companies — including Sony BMG Music Entertainment and Virgin Records America Inc. — over alleged copyright infringement.

Judge Harold Baer Jr., in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, issued an opinion Nov. 24 granting a motion to dismiss the claims filed by the plaintiffs, which included Warner Bros. Records Inc., Arista Records LLC,...
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