Dean Ernst has left his job as VP of operations for Vancouver-based Destiny Media Technologies Inc. to join rival music distribution service, Toronto-based Yangaroo Inc. Ernst will act a consultant to market Yangaroo’s newly launched digital media delivery system, DMDS 5.0. “My credibility and reputation are very important to me. I chose to work with Yangaroo because I am confident that DMDS 5.0 is the best product available for my music industry associates,” Ernst said in a statement. “It does everything I wanted Destiny’s Play MPE system to do and much more. It has the added ability to deliver full broadcast quality video with all the same features currently available for audio file delivery. This will truly revolutionize the music industry. I’m happy to be a part of this outstanding team.” Ernst was one of the original founders of what is known today as the Play MPE system. Yangaroo and Destiny Media have been duking it out since 2006 over encryption technology that enables music labels to distribute their music online to radio stations – foregoing the need for CDs and costly courier fees. Both companies claim they were first with the technology. On May 5, Yangaroo was granted a US patent for its “Content Distribution System and Method”, which covers a method of distributing digital content, such as music and advertising, to selected individuals over a network, including the Internet. On May 6, Yangaroo filed a claim for patent infringement in a U.S. federal court requesting an injunction against Destiny Media Technologies, Destiny Software Productions, Inc., and MPE Distribution, Inc. to cease the use of their system in the U.S. The claim also requests the payment of unspecified damages for patent infringement and other costs to be determined at trial.