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July 10, 1990 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Backed by the National Music Publishers' Assn., a California songwriter on Monday filed a class-action lawsuit seeking to block Sony Corp. from selling its digital audiotape recorders in the United States. In a 24-page lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, songwriter Sammy Cahn and four other plaintiffs accuse Sony of "actively promoting the ability of DAT recorders to make perfect digital copies of compact discs" and thereby infringing the plaintiffs' copyrights.
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July 10, 1990 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Backed by the National Music Publishers' Assn., a California songwriter on Monday filed a class-action lawsuit seeking to block Sony Corp. from selling its digital audiotape recorders in the United States. In a 24-page lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, songwriter Sammy Cahn and four other plaintiffs accuse Sony of "actively promoting the ability of DAT recorders to make perfect digital copies of compact discs" and thereby infringing the plaintiffs' copyrights.
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September 25, 2001 | JON HEALEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Napster Inc. said Monday that it reached a tentative settlement with a major music publishing group, a deal that provides both a sizable cut of royalties for songwriters and a precedent for how publishers and labels would divide online music revenue. Under the tentative pact between the controversial Redwood City, Calif.-based online song-swapping service and the National Music Publishers Assn.
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