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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".


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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Alex McLintock
User: alexmc
Date: 2010-03-11 12:46 (UTC)
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Surely a "record" is a "recording" rather than an "LP". Duh.

I know that Pink Floyd have had their share of court time but I hope they win this one.

Sadly it *might* kill EMI.
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Simon Bradshaw: IP Law
User: major_clanger
Date: 2010-03-11 12:54 (UTC)
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Keyword:IP Law
Well, PF apparently did win.
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Alex McLintock
User: alexmc
Date: 2010-03-11 12:55 (UTC)
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Thanks. I didn't realise that at first.
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