"Defendants boast on their website that their business 'was developed to eliminate contraband,' yet the infringing copies of Plaintiffs' sound recordings and musical compositions, in which Defendants unlawfully transact and from which they unjustly profit, are contraband personified," the suit reads.
While Universal acknowledges that there are authorized distributors of mixtapes with their music, the label wants the commissary companies to pay out a maximum statutory amount of $150,000 per infringed song, in addition to restitution for unlawful proceeds, punitive and other damages.
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