Sony, Warner Settle Amway Copyright 'Ambush' Suit

Law360, San Francisco (January 4, 2017, 4:42 PM EST) -- Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group Corp. and UMG Recordings Inc. have reached a confidential settlement with Amway Corp. over claims the music giants "ambushed" Amway with infringement claims over distributors' videos uploaded to YouTube, breaching a previous agreement, according to court documents filed Wednesday.

The deal ends a lawsuit that health and beauty marketing firm Amway and its parent company, Alticor Inc., filed in April 2014 against Sony, Warner and UMG, as well as multiple copyright infringement lawsuits filed by the record companies against Amway and...
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