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Record Cos. Attack Newsgroup Site Over Copyrights

Law360 (October 17, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An online bulletin board site that allows users to anonymously download files has been targeted by major recording companies as the latest scourge in their fight to ferret out unauthorized access to copyrighted music.

Arista Records LLC, Atlantic Recording Corp., BMG Music and eleven other record companies filed a copyright infringement lawsuit in a New York federal court on Friday against Usenet.com Inc., which allegedly touts its service as a “haven for those seeking pirated content” since peer-to-peer file-sharing networks have been getting shut down. The...
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