2nd Circ. Upholds Yahoo Win In Webcasting Dispute

Law360, New York (August 21, 2009, 6:46 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has rejected a challenge by several music labels — including Sony Music Entertainment Inc. units Arista Records LLC and BMG Music — to Yahoo Inc.'s Internet radio service, calling it the first-ever ruling that webcasting services such as Yahoo's are not required to pay individual licensing fees for the songs users play.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Friday that personalized webcasting sites such as Yahoo's Launchcast, a service offered by Yahoo subsidiary Launch Media that puts together...
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