LOS ANGELES (AP) — A website that posted digital copies of The Beatles music a year before they became legitimately available has agreed to pay record companies nearly $1 million to settle a lawsuit.
Court records show the owner of the site BlueBeat.com agreed to pay $950,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the music companies EMI, Capitol Records and Virgin Records America.READ MORE: Fontana Softball Coach Osbaldo Gonzalez Arrested For Allegedly Molesting 3 Of His Players
A federal judge had previously ruled BlueBeat infringed on the labels’ copyrights when it sold high-quality versions of songs by the Fab Four and other top-name acts, including Coldplay and Lily Allen, for 25 cents apiece.READ MORE: Petition Launched To Help Save Hollywood's Cinerama Dome
The case had been scheduled to begin trial Tuesday on remaining issues.
The website posted music shortly after the release of re-mastered Beatles albums.MORE NEWS: Jauhar Tajuddin Shuaib Of Irvine Faces Hate Crime Charge After Allegedly Punching Woman, Hurling Racial Comments At Her
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