WE DON’T WANT OUR MP3!

The group allege copyright infringement...

Teen pop outfit HANSON have launched a lawsuit against online file-sharing application mp3.com alleging copyright infringement.

The suit, backed by the band’s label Chrysalis, was filed this week in District Court for the Central District of California in Los Angeles.

Hanson join a similar complaint filed on May 7 by artists such as Tom Waits and Randy Newman, reports Billboard.

The suits allege mp3.com, now a subsidiary of media giant Vivendi Universal, mp3.com illegally offered hundreds of the artists tracks on its streaming system. They are seeking $150,000 per track.

Last year, mp3.com paid $120 million to settle similar actions from major labels, amongst whom were Vivendi Universal who then turned round and bought mp3.com for $372 million.