RIAA goes after Aimster

by Rael Dornfest

Related link: http://www.nytimes.com/2001/05/25/technology/25MUSI.html

Aimster is having a very bad week. The RIAA has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit for permitting users to exchange copyright music on the Net. This comes on the heels of trademark infringement charges by AOL over the AIM in Aimster. Johnny Deep, Aimster founder and CEO, had earlier this month attempted a pre-emptive strike, requesting a "declaratory judgment" that Aimster does not violate copyright law.