DOJ Urges 2nd Circ. To Block BMI License Premium

Law360, New York (April 12, 2011, 7:04 PM EDT) -- Weighing in on a licensing dispute between Broadcast Music Inc. and a background music services provider, U.S. antitrust regulators on Monday urged the Second Circuit to conclude BMI is not entitled to slap a premium charge on an adjustable-fee blanket license.

In an amicus brief, the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice urged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to affirm a lower court’s ruling finding that BMI is not entitled to a so-called option value premium on an adjustable-fee blanket...
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