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August 17, 2007

Music Industry Loses Russian Copyright Suit

The music industry lost an important case in Russia when the former head of Allofmp3.com was acquitted of copyright violation.  The court ruled against Universal, Warners and others, noting that the defendant did not violate copyright under Russian laws in effect at the time the allegations took place.  The judge also said that the prosecutors were sloppy in collecting evidence and presenting their case.  An appeal is likely.

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