March 11th, 2010

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Pink Floyd v EMI

From this BBC report

He said it would have been "a very odd result" if band members were able to control exactly how their music was sold as a physical product but there was "a free-for-all with no limitation on online distribution".

Elizabeth Jones QC, appearing for EMI, disagreed and said the word "record" in the band's contract "plainly applies to the physical thing - there is nothing to suggest it applies to online distribution".


Hmmm.

Either the record contract covered online sales as well - in which case the stipulation that no singles were to be produced applied - or it didn't, in which case EMI should pony up an awful lot of money for illegally uploading those tracks to the internet for profit.

I'm sure an IP lawyer will be along in a minute.
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It's always the way

For the last few days, I've been trying to remember the name of the Atlanta suburb in which I enjoyed a stay at the Swissotel.

To no avail.

So I just started reaching for the Google search ... and didn't complete it.

The place is Buckhead.