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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".


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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Simon Bradshaw: I Am The Law!
User: major_clanger
Date: 2010-03-11 13:00 (UTC)
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I'll wait until the full judgment is released before commenting, which I hope will be soon. This seems to have happened very quickly, but this report in the Independent it looks to me as if rather than being a full court case it was an application by Pink Floyd for an injunction to force EMI to interpret and apply the contract in a particular way.
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