Jury Says MP3Tunes, Founder Liable In EMI Copyright Case

Law360, New York (March 19, 2014, 5:48 PM EDT) -- A New York federal jury on Wednesday found defunct music storage service MP3Tunes LLC and its founder liable for copyright infringement in a long-running suit by record label EMI, capping a three-week trial.

MP3Tunes and its founder Michael Robertson were found liable on nearly all of EMI’s infringement claims. The eight-member jury deliberated for about two days before reaching its verdict.

The case, initially filed in 2007, helped to drive MP3Tunes into bankruptcy. It also shed light on the broader fight between major record labels and...
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Case Information

Case Title

Capitol Records, Inc. et al v. MP3TUNES, LLC et al

Case Number



New York Southern

Nature of Suit



William H. Pauley, III

Date Filed

November 9, 2007

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