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INDEPENDENT RECORD LABEL SUES GOOGLE AND MICROSOFT

by | Jan 25, 2010 | Copyright | 0 comments

Florida-based independent blues label Blues Destiny Records, LLC has filed a lawsuit for copyright infringement  in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida against Microsoft and Google, and the German file sharing service Rapidshare.  Blues Destiny alleges that Microsoft and Google are liable for contributory and vicarious copyright infringement due to the search functions of Google and Microsoft’s Bing, which allow users to search for artist names and album titles and locate websites featuring illegal downloads of Blues Destiny’s copyrighted works that are hosted by Rapidshare.

To view the Amended Complaint, click here.