SOURCE: Musicrypt

June 12, 2006 07:07 ET

Musicrypt Sues Promo Only and Destiny Media for $15 Million

Musicrypt Seeks Damages for Patent Infringement

TORONTO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 12, 2006 -- Musicrypt Inc. (TSX-V: MCT) (OTC: MCYPF), the industry's leading provider of secure digital media distribution, today announced it has filed a suit for $15 million in damages against Destiny Media Technologies Inc. (OTCBB: DSNY), Destiny Software Productions, Inc. of Vancouver, Promo Only Inc. of Orlando, Florida and Promo Only CD's Inc. of Calgary, Alberta, alleging patent infringement.

"Protection of intellectual property rights is essential to the functioning of a modern society," said John Heaven, President and CEO of Musicrypt. "Our customers in the music and broadcast industries have a thorough understanding of the necessity to respect these rights. This action seeks to protect Musicrypt's valuable technology and compensate our stakeholders for what Musicrypt believes is the deliberate and ongoing contravention of these. It is not our intent to litigate this by press release but rather by proper judicial process, which we are pursuing vigorously."

In July 2005 Musicrypt's patent counsel faxed and delivered a registered letter to Destiny Media and Promo Only in the US and Canada advising them of Musicrypt's patent rights and demanding that they cease the alleged infringement of these. Musicrypt firmly believes that Destiny's and Promo Only's current system infringes Musicrypt's patent and that the validation for access purposes as claimed in Musicrypt's patent is not limited to biometrics.

Musicrypt's patented Digital Media Distribution System (DMDS) is the leading secure B2B digital delivery solution for the music industry. DMDS is a web-based delivery system that pioneers secure digital file distribution by incorporating biometrics, high-value encryption and watermarking. The first application of DMDS replaces the physical distribution of new musical recordings by record companies from the studio, internally, and to radio stations with more secure, more effective and less costly digital distribution of broadcast quality media via the Internet. Musicrypt trades on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V) under the symbol MCT and in the U.S. under (OTC: MCYPF). For more information on Musicrypt, please visit

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