Music Bigwigs Aim To Improve Online Access In EU

Law360, New York (October 21, 2009, 12:44 PM EDT) -- Some of the music industry's top players — including Apple Inc., and Universal Music Publishing Group — have committed to improving online music opportunities in Europe, with an eye on new licensing platforms and a common framework for exchanging rights ownership data, according to European antitrust officials.

Participants at the fourth meeting of the Roundtable for the Online Distribution of Music, chaired by European Union Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes, signed a joint statement Monday setting out principles to underpin the online distribution of music and...
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