We previously reported on MP3Tunes vs Capitol Records, the copyright case against digital music storage locker site MP3Tunes. The site’s founder, Michael Robertson, was found guilty of copyright infringement by a jury. The court said Robertson and MP3Tunes were willfully blind to the infringement of the site’s users. Robertson also personally seeded the site with unlicensed music, a huge no-no.
The verdict has now been issued. It is long and complex, but Reuters is reporting a potential dollar amount.
Luke Platzer, one of EMI’s lawyers, estimates that the damages add up to around $41 million.
Michael Robertson’s lawyer is planning an appeal.
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