MMO appeal fails in Tokyo’s High Court

May 2005

Record Labels, Internet

Tokyo’s High Court dismissed an appeal against the earlier ruling by the District Court against Japan’s MMO and its boss Michihito Matsuda who were offering file-sharing services on the Internet, called FILEROGUE. On December 17, 2003, the Tokyo District Court issued its judgment and ordered Japan MMO and Michihito Matsuda to cease their service and jointly pay 36.89 million Japanese yen (close to $344,000) in total for damages to JASRAC and 19 plaintiffs (members of the Recording Industry Association of Japan).

See: and see Law Updates February 2005

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