Eminem's Label Wins Appeal Of Digital Royalties Loss

Law360, New York (September 7, 2010, 7:33 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has overturned a win for UMG Recording Inc. in a royalties dispute with rapper Eminem's former production company, finding that licensing songs to online sellers for resale should be considered the same as the licensing a song to a television show.

The decision, issued Friday by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, drastically ups the royalty take for FBT Productions LLC, which owns the rights to some of Eminem's albums and licensed them to a UMG subsidiary in a...
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