Judge: EMI Can’t Sue MP3Tunes Founder

MP3Tunes_Graphic.jpgCNET News is reporting that a federal judge just dismissed a copyright-infringement lawsuit filed by EMI Group against Michael Robertson, founder of MP3tunes, MP3.com, and Linspire.

However, court documents indicate that the judge allowed EMI, one of the four major labels, to continue to pursue the copyright claims against MP3tunes (the company), instead of the founder.

The backstory: MP3tunes lets users store music in the “cloud.” The company’s 150,000 customers upload their music into ‘lockers,’ the report said; they can then access the tunes from nearly any Web-enabled device. However, EMI is arguing that MP3tunes doesn’t have the necessary clearance or licensing to do this; they originally filed suit against Robertson directly back in November of 2007.