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iMesh is a media and file sharing client that’s available in 9 languages. It uses a proprietary, centralized, P2P network (IM2Net) operating on ports 80, 443and 1863.  iMesh is owned by American company iMesh, Inc. and maintains a development center in Israel. It is the 3rd most popular music subscription service in the US.
iMesh operates the first “RIAA-approved” P2P service, allowing users residing in United States and Canada to download music content of choice for a monthly fee in the form of either a Premium subscription or a “ToGo” subscription. This subscription based approach is advocated by theories such as the Open Music Model. A third option is also available for users (residing in either country) to permanently purchase tracks for 0.99 USD each, without a subscription.
In addition to the paid content, iMesh allows all users (regardless of origin country) access to “non-copyrighted” music and video files. A legalized ringtone download service provided by Thumbplay is also available, allowing users to purchase ringtones for their cellphones.
On September 18, 2003 the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) sued iMesh for encouraging copyright infringement
Sep.21, 2003
Music labels file suit against iMesh file-sharing network
Eighteen music labels sued the Israeli file-sharing network iMesh.com Inc. for copyright infringement at the U.S. District Court in Manhattan on Friday, as part of their broader campaign against file-sharing companies.
Eighteen music labels sued the Israeli file-sharing network iMesh.com Inc. for copyright infringement at the U.S. District Court in Manhattan on Friday, as part of their broader campaign against file-sharing companies.
In in interview with Haaretz, iMesh.com Inc. CEO Elan Oren confirmed the lawsuit was filed against the company.
“I arrived in Washington DC to lecture Senate members on payment-collection models for the file-sharing community, and several hours later I received the charge sheet,” Oren said.
“We are the last company the record companies are suing and I was sure they had skipped over us,” Oren said.
The company – Internet Meshing – was established in 1999 by David Habusha and Uri Nadav, both graduates of Mamram, the Israel Defense Forces’ central computing facility. The two left the company in 2000 when they ran into difficulties raising funds, and Oren took over and introduced a new advertising-based economic model.
The company is registered in the state of Delaware, for tax purposes, and employs five people, all in Israel. When asked whether the company was profitable, Oren said, “We make a living.”
Since its establishment in 1999, some 60 million users have downloaded the company’s software, but only a few million are regular users. Only last week, the software was downloaded at least 500,000 times.
Tel Aviv-based iMesh is the third-largest file-sharing network behind Morpheus and the much larger KaZaa service. These networks allow millions of users around the world to trade software, music and video over the Internet.
The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan, charges the company with serving as a medium for the illegal distribution of copyrighted material.
According to the lawsuit, “Without widespread infringement of the most popular copyrighted sound recordings, [iMesh] would disappear.”
The legal actions come after iMesh said in late August it planned to sell copyrighted music from independent artists, films and games, alongside file-swapping. Oren had told Reuters the company had no intention of abandoning file-sharing .
However, last April, a federal judge in Los Angeles ruled that the suits brought against Grokster, Morpheus and KaZaa, companies offering similar services to iMesh, were untenable. Judge Steven Wilson ruled that the suits were based on the assumption that the companies are aware and in control of every moment in the transfer of files, which he says is not true.
Judge Wilson also ruled that contrary to Napster, where the company operated a main control center, the technology used by the other firms does not make use of a control center.
“At some point I thought they [the labels] had understood that there is no difference between us, Grokster and Morpheus, and since their case was decided, they would see that it was pointless to sue. I was wrong,” Oren said.
File-sharing network iMesh, once a Napster-style service that was sued for allowing illegal song-swapping, said it plans on Tuesday to launch a new pay service.
The launch of iMesh marks the latest step by so-called peer-to-peer services following a Supreme Court decision in June that found online file-sharing services can be held liable for the copyright violations of their users.
Peer-to-peer networks allow users to connect directly instead of having their computers link through a centralized machine.
Once one of the most popular of post-Napster song-swapping networks, iMesh, formed in 1999, was sued by the record labels in 2003 for copyright infringement and settled for $4.1 million.
The privately held company hired former Sony Music President Robert Summer as executive chairman to handle negotiations with the music industry.
Robert D. Summer, Executive Chairman, iMesh, Inc.
Robert D. Summer has been Executive Chairman of iMesh since June 2005. Mr. Summer serves as Chief Executive Officer of World Theatre, Inc. He serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Dimensional Media Associates, Inc. (“DMA“). Mr. Summer joined DMA after holding a series of high level positions in the music industry. As President and Chief Executive Officer, he guides DMA’s transition from invention and product development to full operations, including the rollout of consumer, commercial and medical products. He joined DMA in 1995. Mr. Summer served as Executive Vice President, Sony Music Entertainment; and as President, Sony Entertainment European Community Affairs. He joined CBS Records International in 1986 as President and continued in that position through the CBS’s acquisition by Sony in 1988. Mr. Summer joined CBS Records after nearly three decades with RCA Records, where he served in key executive posts including President, RCA/Ariola (now BMG); President, RCA Records; Vice President, RCA Records USA; Vice President, RCA Records International; and President, RCA Red Seal, the RCA Records’s classical music division. Mr. Summer serves as Chairman of World Theatre, Inc.
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