EMI Attacks Safe-Harbor Ruling In MP3Tunes Copyright Row

Law360, New York (February 14, 2013, 10:21 PM EST) -- EMI record labels on Thursday asked a federal judge to reconsider a ruling that defunct music storage service MP3Tunes LLC was protected by safe harbor laws, arguing that the Second Circuit's decision in the Viacom-YouTube case changes the rules.

A jury should decide whether MP3Tunes planned to willfully steal copyrighted music to grow its business, EMI lawyer Andrew H. Bart of Jenner & Block LLP said at oral arguments before U.S. District Judge William Pauley III in Manhattan.

“Whether or not the business plan of MP3Tunes...
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