UMG RECORDINGS, INC., Sony Music Entertainment Inc., Warner Bros. Records Inc., Arista Records Inc., Atlantic Recordings Corp., BMG Music d/b/a The RCA Records Label, Capitol Records, Inc., Elektra Entertainment Group, Inc., Interscope Records, and Sire Records Group Inc., Plaintiffs, v. MP3.COM, INC., Defendant. No. 00 Civ. 472(JSR). United States District Court, S.D. New York. May 4, 2000.
Cite as 92 F.Supp.2d 349 (S.D.N.Y. 2000)
Owners of copyrights in musical recordings sued Internet company, which made MP3 files of recordings available to its subscribers, for infringement. On plaintiffs’ motion for partial summary judgment, the District Court, Rakoff, J., held that defendant’s conduct was not fair use. Motion granted.