Aimee Mann's Suit Over Stolen Tunes Survives Dismissal Bid

Law360, Los Angeles (December 2, 2013, 9:08 PM EST) -- A California federal judge denied most of MediaNet Digital Inc.’s motion to dismiss Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Aimee Mann's copyright infringement suit, holding Wednesday that the at-issue license agreement doesn’t apply to songs that were not “first made available” during its term.

Mann sued the online music distributor in July, accusing MediaNet of licensing her work to online streaming and sales services without paying her for it. MediaNet, which has a catalog of some 22 million songs, has been selling the rights to listen to and buy the...
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