Latest Napster Deal To Cost Bertelsmann $110M

Law360, New York (April 24, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Another hatchet has been buried in the long-running Napster litigation, with Bertelsmann purportedly agreeing to hand $110 million to Warner Music Group to end their battle over the German media giant’s involvement in the infamous file-swapping service.

On Tuesday, Warner Music Group and Bertelsmann jointly announced the settlement, which would put an end to all allegations filed by Warner’s recorded music and music publishing businesses. Bertelsmann admitted no liability in the case.

The agreement marks the latest truce in the epic copyright infringement battle.

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