Warner, Sony Say Streaming Radio App Must Pay For Music

Law360, London (February 23, 2021, 5:55 PM GMT) -- Audio streaming platform TuneIn should not be allowed to profit from connecting U.K. listeners to foreign radio stations without paying the copyright owners for the music, Warner and Sony told the Court of Appeal on Tuesday.

While TuneIn maintains that its platform merely provides users with clickable hyperlinks to radio stations around the globe, similar to the service provided by search engines, a lawyer for Warner and Sony said the lower court was right to conclude that the San Francisco-based company is a content provider offering an online radio service.

Without TuneIn's intervention, the radio stations would not be targeting the...

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