Tachyon schrijft dat MP3.com schuldig is bevonden aan het overtreden van de copyright wetten in de VS, hun database waarin gebruikers hun eigen MP3's kunnen opslaan en dan overal kunnen opvragen is volgens de rechter illegaal:
The ruling stemmed from a lawsuit filed by the world's largest record labels that claimed the database of more than 80,000 copyrighted albums -- part of the company's My.MP3.com service -- amounted to copyright infringement.
[...] The crux of the legal issue was whether MP3.com (Nasdaq: MPPP) violated copyright law with the creation of the database, even though the My.MP3.com service cannot work unless the user owns an original copy of the copyrighted work. Most of the other music that can be downloaded via MP3.com is from acts that are not under contract with a record label.
[...] MP3.com shares were down 4 5/8 to 7 in late Nasdaq trading after touching an intraday record low of 6 1/2 earlier in the session.