26th March 2021 – Today’s decision by the Court of Appeal of England and Wales confirms that TuneIn can only operate with appropriate licences from right holders and therefore cannot continue to blatantly disregard its obligation to ensure that its service is lawful.
This is a big win for those investing in and creating music, reaffirming that services, like TuneIn, which generate revenues by providing online access to recorded music must be licensed to do so. Operating lawfully with an appropriate licence is essential if music creators are to be fairly compensated.
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IFPI is the voice of the recording industry worldwide, representing over 8,000 record company members across the globe. We work to promote the value of recorded music, campaign for the rights of record producers and expand the commercial uses of recorded music around the world.
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