Music industry sues search engine for mp3’s MP3skull

The RIAA, advocate of the music industry in the US, has filed a lawsuit against search engine MP3skull. According to RIAA, the the search engine for music files makes infringement of copyright laws on a large scale.

According to the indictment, a Russian woman is sued along with ten unknowns. The hosting company of MP3skull, Webzilla, has received a subpoena.

The RIAA argues that it is obvious that MP3skull makes copyright infringement by providing links to pirated music files, partly because the administrators would not honor remove requests, also known as DMCA notices. In addition to damages, the organization requires $ 150,000 per illegally offered music track. The RIAA demands that the domain name is seized and that registrars and hosting companies do not do business with the administrators.

MP3skull is another provider of illegal content that has been targeted by the RIAA. Previously the organization began lawsuits against Megaupload, Napster, Kazaa, Morpheus, Limewire, Grokster and IsoHunt.

MP3skull itself doesn’t host any mp3 files, but links to content that can be found elsewhere on the Internet. The site claims that it has indexed millions of MP3s. The site reports in the disclaimer that users must delete the music files after listening on their system.

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