2nd Circ. Decision Nixing Webcast Song Fees Stands

Law360, New York (January 25, 2010, 1:48 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from a unit of Sony Music Entertainment Inc. challenging a decision that webcasting services such as Yahoo Inc.'s Internet radio service are not required to pay individual licensing fees for the songs users play.

Several music labels — including Sony's Arista Records LLC and BMG Music — filed a petition for a writ of certiorari in November, but in a single-line order released Monday, the high court denied the request. Justice Sonia Sotomayor took no part...
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