If you're using the JetGroove MP3 online music download service, The Register says, you may be running the risk of a copyright infringement action -- at least so far as recordings made by the independents are concerned. JetGroove's service was launched only on 5 October. According to its website:
"During first three days JetGroove received an enormous amount of attention from users, record labels, artists, authors and publishers. And this attention brought some contradictions to the light of music community. The music community was disappointed at some parts of our website and made some wrong assumptions. We wanted to clear up all misunderstandings that arose so we want to explain our position how our website is organized and business is led ...

The line that JetGroove is going to continue to follow is: LEGAL SALES ONLY. The project was created to give independents a good chance of being known in the world, and earning money, not to make them suffer again as they do from p2p systems. And the least thing JetGroove planned to do is to violate rights of record labels, publishers, artists or authors. JetGroove officially states that if you are not interested to have your tracks on www.jetgroove.com, you should contact JetGroove immediately and all the information we have about your tracks will be taken off the website ASAP.".
The IPKat notes that, while JetGroove's sentiments may be good and its intentions pure, anything done with a copyright-protected work but without the copyright owners' authorisations remains an infringement unless (i) the law permits it or (ii) the consent of the copyright owners can be implied.
IPKAT INFRINGEMENT WARNING IPKAT INFRINGEMENT WARNING Reviewed by Jeremy on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 Rating: 5

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