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MP3tunes case could kill ‘celestial jukebox’

Major labels took a dent in their case against MP3tunes founder, Michael Robertson, with New York District Judge William H. Pauley III ordering the label’s copyright infringement suit against Michael Robertson dismissed.

The judge also elected that the label case against MP3tunes and its personal music lockers should proceed in his New York court.

What’s really important about this case – crucial, really – is that it will determine levels of digital fair use, and, hopefully, define a liberal stance in which consumers can protect themselves against format change by legally hosting music in a format which can be re-rendered for different technologies. Continue reading