BOSTON (08/09/2000) - A top attorney, a Harvard Law professor and a former U.S.
Department of Justice official will represent Scour Inc. in its legal battle over alleged copyright infringement against two music industry and one motion picture industry trade groups.
The Recording Industry Association of America, the Motion Picture Association of America and National Music Publishers Association in July filed suit against Scour, an entertainment portal, and is seeking compensation for copyright infringement and to effectively stop Scour from providing copyrighted materials. Scour has said that it has "always operated within the confines of the law."
Scour's legal team will consist of Fred Barlit, of the Chicago-based law firm of Barlit Beck Herman Palenchar and Scott LLP. The law firm is currently representing the Canadian Department of Justice in its case against the tobacco industry.
Scour also will have Harvard Law Professor Arthur Miller on its side. Miller, according to Scour, is an expert in the areas of civil procedure and the implications of computer technology for personal privacy.
Peter Toren will make up the final member of the legal team. Toren is an intellectual property rights expert who formerly led the U.S Department of Justice's Computer Crime and Intellectual Property section.
Scour, in Beverly Hills, California, can be reached at +1-310-281-0733 or at http://www.scour.com/.