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Sony Music Sues American And Continental Airlines Over Copyrighted Songs
 
By Shane Nolan
 

November 18, 2013 - Sony Music Entertainment and its subsidiaries have filed a lawsuit (Case 1:13-cv-07451-AT) against United Airlines and Continental Airlines for alleged infringement of copyrighted sound recordings and music videos in New York’s District Court. 

In the lawsuit, it alleges United Airlines and Continental Airlines copied thousands of copyrighted songs and music videos and provided its passengers with in-flight entertainment without purchasing the right to do so from Sony and its subsidiaries. 

Sony alleges United Airlines and Continental Airlines copied the videos and music onto servers on their aircraft to provide interactive, on-demand, in-flight music service and a linear pre-programmed music service for the entertainment of their passengers. 

 

Such artist included Benny Goodman, Charles Mingus, Dave Brubeck, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Julie London, Vince Guaralcii, Miles Davis, Aretha Franklin, Carole King, Sam Cooke, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, etc. Sony alleges in order to create these in-flight music services, United Airlines and Continental Airlines had without authority, duplicated its' copyrighted sound recordings and music videos without authorization from or compensation to the owners of the recordings and music videos. 

Sony states the carriers do not have licenses or other form of authorization to reproduce or publicly perform any of Sony or its subsidiaries copyrighted sound recordings and music videos. During discovery Sony is hoping to get a complete list of all videos and music played by the carrier.

Sony is seeking impoundment and destruction of copyrighted material, damages to which they are entitled to, including profits the carriers may have received, compensatory damages, attorneys' fees and any other relief the Court may deem proper.
 

 

 
 
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