Musicmatch's motion for Protective Order
April 28, 2008
Musicmatch is being sued for infringement of US Patent 6665797 for its Music Store services, at US District Court of Northern California (Oakland division), case no: 4:06-cv-06573-SBA.
Musicmatch has ceased its Musicmatch Music Store since September 1, 2007.
But they did not inform the court, only until recently, they motion for an urgent order from the court, to allow them to discard the approximately 300 servers responsible for the Music Store Services, beginning on May 1, 2008.
Their reason for the urgency is that the existing Data Centre lease is due on June 31, 2008, and they have to decide whether to renew the lease, before May 1, 2008.
To us, their motion is a motion to destroy all infringement evidence. Without the servers, we can only prove infringement by the program codes they provided.
On April 29, 2008, the court issued a protective order to permit Musicmatch to discard the servers.