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http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9930419-7.html?tag=nefd.top

The recording industry filed a lawsuit on Monday alleging that Project Playlist, a company that provides an embeddable music player used at MySpace and Facebook, has violated its copyright.

According to a copy of the complaint obtained by CNET News.com, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) filed suit on behalf of nine record labels and accuses Project Playlist of making unauthorized reproductions of their music.

"Project Playlist performs and reproduces plaintiffs' valuable works (and induces and enables others to do so) without any authorization whatsoever," the RIAA said in its complaint, "without paying any compensation whatsoever."

"Defendant is well aware that the overwhelming majority of the sound recordings in its index are infringing," the RIAA continued. "The overwhelming majority of the third-party Web sites that host these recordings do so illegally."

In the lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court of the Southern district of New York, the RIAA has asked for unspecified damages.

It's unclear why none of the labels belonging to Sony BMG Music Entertainment were named as plaintiffs. The lawsuit said that some of the artists whose music was used without authorization are U2, Eminem, Elton John, The Beatles, Coldplay, and Sheryl Crow.

Representatives from Project Playlist could not be reached. On the company's Web site, Project Playlist said that it is "committed to copyright protection" and does not support illegal copying of music files.

"We make it easy for our users to create a playlist that points to a series of music files hosted on third party Web sites," Project Playlist said on its site. "We do not control those third party Web sites. We do not host music files."

Companies that allegedly facilitate the distribution of pirated content have tried to argue that because they don't host unauthorized files they don't violate copyright. That hasn't stopped the RIAA or the motion-picture industry from filing suit.

The most recent example was TorrentSpy, a popular BitTorrent tracker that closed down last month after fighting a two-year legal battle with the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).

The lawsuit against Project Playlist was first reported by Reuters.



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RIAA needs to die out. Thats all I need to say
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Pigs. Project Playlist didn't host any files, or let you download anything. They did nothing wrong.
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#9
Maybe the RIAA should know how Project Playlist works in the first place...
I can honestly say I have really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like.


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Maybe the RIAA should know how Project Playlist works in the first place...

yeah, I agree
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Quote by IMABBALLPLAYER
Maybe the RIAA should know how Project Playlist works in the first place...



I get all my music from projectplaylist throught download helper in firefox... so they have a minor point, but they're still corrupt
#12
Quote by americnidiot
I get all my music from projectplaylist throught download helper in firefox... so they have a minor point, but they're still corrupt

Project Playlist is no different than google. They only did something wrong if they hosted the files.
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#13
project playlist just displays sites that DO host the song. the people to blame are the hosts.
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Quote by Funkychicken313
Pigs. Project Playlist didn't host any files, or let you download anything. They did nothing wrong.

actually u can download songs

EDIT: nevermind you used to be able to, all you can get now is ringtones
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#15
No! i like my playlist Besides if there not hosting it than they cant really do anything about it right? RIAA shouldve worked with project playlist instead of against it... ****in morons
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Quote by Pr3vieWX360
RIAA shouldve worked with project playlist instead of against it... ****in morons

how would they do that?
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I always thought music was supposed to be HEARD, not sold

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#21
The RIAA is fighting a losing battle, and they have created every single one of the millions and millions of their enemies. They should just give up.
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