Google sues indie label over Rapidshare infringement claims


Just when you thought Google had put its days as music biz villain of choice behind it, the company is taking independent label Blue Destiny Records to court. Why? Well, the label originally sued Google last year, claiming that by linking to infringing content on Rapidshare, it was supporting piracy on the online storage service. Blue Destiny withdrew the lawsuit in March, but apparently refused to waive its right to refile it in the future. Now Google is suing the label to force the issue. As Reuters explains: “By going on the offensive, Google gets to do battle with a much smaller company in the inevitable fight over whether search engines facilitate copyright infringement.”

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