The Karaoke TV is a separate copyright

The First Civil Chamber of the Supreme Court (Case No.11300/2010) recently decided that karaoke that plays music and text without permission violates copyright. The decision upheld the appeal of some record labels that acted against RAI for having shown the text of some songs on video in two television programs without the consent of rights holders. In particular, the Court held that the right of reproduction of the musical text is a separate right that is not in any case included in the SIAE mandate with which the author gives authorization to music broadcasting.

05/17/2010 | Copyright