Pink Floyd win against EMI

Pink Floyd won the lawsuit against the record label EMI. The rock band requested the English High Court to enjoin EMI from selling, through the Internet, individual tracks taken from albums. The Court granted Pink Floyd's request applying also to downloads the clause of their contract which "requires to preserve the artistic integrity of the albums." The Court did not agree with EMI lawyers’opinion for which the clause in suit had to be applied only to physical supports (disks), as such a contract had been signed a few years before the advent of the web and of legal downloads. EMI has been condemned to pay 40 thousand pounds in legal fees, in addition to a fine still to be defined.

03/24/2010 | Copyright