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Introduction

A number of SME record company subsidiaries including Arista Records, LaFace Records, US Latin, and Zomba have filed a copyright-infringement and unfair competition claim against the online radio service Radionomy.

Highlights

  • The labels’ court filing states that they are entitled to the maximum statutory damages of $150,000 per track infringed. The lawsuit comes just two months after UMG parent company Vivendi acquired two-thirds of the share capital of Radionomy.

Features and Benefits

  • Explains what the recent court filing by a number of SME record company subsidiaries against the online radio service is all about.
  • Assesses the likely out come of the case.

Key questions answered

  • Why have a number of SME labels sued Radionomy?
  • What is the likely outcome of the case, given that Radionomy is now majority owned by the media giant Vivendi?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • Radionomy sued by SME labels
  • The case against Radionomy
  • Radionomy aware of licensing requirements

Appendix

  • Author

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