Wednesday, March 25, 2009

EMI drops out of case against Project Playlist

According to this report from TechCrunch, EMI has dropped out of the RIAA lawsuit against Project Playlist and entered into a license agreement instead, turning Project Playlist into a customer, instead of a defendant.

[Ed. note. Legally speaking this appears to be a case of 'temporary sanity'. Congratulations, EMI. -R.B.]



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3 comments:

Alter_Fritz said...

"[Ed. note. Legally speaking this appears to be a case of 'temporary sanity'. Congratulations, EMI. -R.B.]"

I beg to differ: As far as I remember EMI are the guys that are at the moment still engaged in their suit against sideload/mp3tunes where they are claiming such ridiculous things as that they can command that someone is not allowed to link to content that they legally put out there and similar ridiculous stuff.
So as long as EMI as a whole with its various branches and its various counsels get their act collectively together I would say

[laymanly speaking this appears to be a case of "split personality disorder". Doh, EMI. -A_F]

Ray Beckerman said...

They had a lucid interval. That's a positive.

May they have many more.

The madness needs to stop.

Alter_Fritz said...

your words Ray into the ears of the shareholders of the sue-happy labels.