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Microsoft hauled into court in piracy case

Volefinger, he's the one, the one with the furry touch
Fri Oct 28 2005, 08:30
SOFTWARE GIANT and music industry friend Microsoft was dragged squeaking before a court and accused of music piracy.

The former drummer for the defunct popular beat combo Ink & Dagger, Ryan McLaughlin, had filed a lawsuit against Vole for allegedly stealing his band's songs.

It does not appear that Microsoft was involved in any file sharing racket. The outfit just installed three of Ink & Dagger's songs into the "Amped" snowboarding video game for the Xbox console.

The court filing is here.

Responding to the case, a spokesVole said that Microsoft respects intellectual property rights and enters into licensing agreements for music and media in its games and for other products.

Strangely this is the complete opposite of what McLaughlin says. In a court filing in a US District Court in Philadelphia, the drummer says he was outraged that his artistic integrity had been so brazenly violated by Vole.

More here. µ

 

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