October 12, 2002 |
A federal judge has ordered lawyers for Madster, an online file-sharing service formerly known as Aimster, to keep representing their client at least until a preliminary injunction is in place against the service. U.S. District Judge Marvin E. Aspen ruled that record labels and music publishers were likely to win their copyright infringement lawsuit and granted a preliminary injunction against Madster on Sept. 4. Since then, the two sides have been arguing over its terms.
January 13, 2004 |
The owner of Aimster Inc., an Internet music-swapping service, lost its bid for a U.S. Supreme Court appeal of a ruling that shut down the service. The court declined to hear Aimster founder John Deep's argument that a lower court went too far in ordering the service to halt illegal song swaps while it fought a lawsuit by the Recording Industry Assn. of America. Aimster has changed its name to Madster.com.
September 5, 2002 |
The music industry Wednesday won a preliminary injunction against Madster, an Internet file-swapping service that record labels allege is used by millions to trade pirated songs. The order by Chief Judge Marvin Aspen of the U.S. District Court in Chicago is the latest in a series of legal victories for the Recording Industry Assn. of America, a group representing more than two dozen major record labels and media companies.
January 6, 2003 |
A federal judge in Albany, N.Y., has granted a temporary reprieve to Madster, an online file-sharing system being sued for copyright infringement by the entertainment industry. The major record companies, music publishers and Hollywood studios accuse Madster, formerly known as Aimster, of enabling wide-scale piracy. While that case is pending in federal court in Chicago, a federal court in New York is handling a bankruptcy petition filed by Troy, N.Y.-based Madster's creator, John Deep. On Dec.