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May 2016

The Bellinghman
Date: 2010-03-11 12:21
Subject: Pink Floyd v EMI
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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".


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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Laura Anne Gilman
User: suricattus
Date: 2010-03-11 12:29 (UTC)
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*gets bowl of popcorn and a notebook, and settles in for the long haul*

This could get veeeeery interesting, throughout several industries.

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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2010-03-11 15:32 (UTC)
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Yes. The interesting thing with the music business is that it's somewhere midway between the film industry (usually hugely collaborative enterprises, with copyrights generally owned by corporates) and the fiction writing arena (mostly done by single authors).
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