Music label EMI Group on Monday announced that it has settled a lawsuit filed four years ago against German media company Bertelsmann AG in connection with the original Napster music service.
A group of record companies, including EMI and Universal Music Group along with a group of music publishers sued Bertelsmann for allegedly helping to organize Napster's illegal file-sharing activities.
Bertelsmann denied the allegations, saying it had only invested in Napster before the music service was forced to close its doors in 2001 as a result of a massive court fight. A new and law abiding music service has since operated under the Napster name.
Napster was once a highly popular music service that enabled users to swap each other's music files without compensating record companies.
Last year, Bertelsmann agreed to settle with Universal for $60 million according to a statement on Bertelsmann's site.
In Monday's settlement and the one announced with Universal last September, Bertelsmann admitted no liability.