EMI’s Capitol Records subsidiary is suing website ReDigi for its business of selling secondhand digital music files (Bulletin, 9-Jan-12), but now Google wants to get involved in the case. Its lawyers have written to the judge on behalf of Google “which seeks leave to file a brief as amicus curiae in support of neither party in this case, in order to highlight the importance of the copyright law questions Plaintiff’s pending preliminary injunction motion raises”. The letter goes on to specify the questions: “The continued vitality of the cloud computing industry — which constituted an estimated $41 billion dollar global market in 2010 — depends in large part on a few key legal principles that the preliminary injunction motion implicates.” However, Google’s request has been denied: the judge thinks ReDigi and Capitol are “fully capable of raising these issues themselves – and have every incentive to do just that.”

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