Bruno, Antony
January 2009
Billboard;1/31/2009, Vol. 121 Issue 4, p8
Trade Publication
The article presents an overview of three copyright infringement lawsuits relevant to the music industry. The cases are Universal Music Group v. Keoh Networks, EMI Music v. MP3Tunes and a case in which Cablevision is being sued by a group of film studios and television networks. The impact which the outcome of these cases could have on the music industry is discussed.


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