Copyleft or Copyright?

Today, In Digg – I’ve opened a profile there in order to digg news – came upon this following one on copyright.

Record companies sue Project Playlist on copyright
(Reporting by Leslie Gevirtz; editing by Gerald E. McCormick)

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Nine major record labels filed suit against an online music provider on Monday, accusing Project Playlist Inc of a “massive infringement” of their copyrights to the songs of artists such as U2 and Gwen Stefani.

Project Playlist enables its users to easily find, play and share music with others for free, according to the suit filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan.

The website compiles a vast index of songs on the Internet and users can “quickly and easily search the index for recordings by their favorite artists. At the click of a mouse, Project Playlist instantly streams a digital performance of the selected recording to the user, who can listen to it on his or her computer or mobile device,” the lawsuit said.

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The Beverly Hills, California-based company, an affiliate of KR Capital Partners LLC, also allows its users to embed their personalized playlists on social network sites such as MySpace, Facebook and Blogger, the lawsuit said. The record companies said projectplaylist.com gets more than 600,000 daily users, nearly 9.5 million average page views per day.

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(Reporting by Leslie Gevirtz; editing by Gerald E. McCormick)

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