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MP3.com has received yet another lawsuit - this time it's the turn of EMusic, which has decided to sue the online music service over copyright infringement.

EMusic has also dragged six of its independent record labels into the legal fracas, and said in a statement today that it expected more to jump on board later.

The complaint, filed against MP3.com and its My.MP3.com streaming service in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, claims MP3.com has infringed on an undetermined number of its exclusive digital rights. EMusic has rights to around 13,000 albums from more than 600 record labels.

"Although MP3.com has entered into settlement agreements with the five major record labels, they have chosen to ignore their infringing actions with respect to independent record labels," said EMusic president and CEO Gene Hoffman.

So far, Fearless Records, Fuel 2000 Records, Gig Records, Invisible Records, SpinART Records and Victory Records have joined Emusic in the complaint. ®

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