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MP3tunes.com, a service which let users put their personal music collections online in a "locker," then made those songs available on any device, has declared bankruptcy.Founder Michael Robertson blames an expensive and time-consuming four-year legal battle with EMI Records.

EMI sued the company back in 2007, arguing that building this kind of service without licenses was copyright infringement.

Since then, Amazon and Google have launched very similar services with no license agreements. MP3tunes also won a pretty big legal judgment last summer, where a judge basically threw out most of EMI's case.