April 24, 2007 8:38 AM PDT
Warner, Bertelsmann settle over Napster
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Warner Music and several other music publishers in separate lawsuits accused Bertelsmann of profiting from Napster's enablement of illegal music sharing of published music content from 2000 to 2001. Bertelsmann has maintained that it only invested in Napster after the music service changed its practices to abide by copyright laws. Bertelsmann and EMI Group reached a settlement on Napster in March. Bertelsmann settled with Universal in June 2006 over the same issue for $60 million including reimbursement for legal costs.