Comment from IFPI on UK High Court decision in TuneIn case
“IFPI welcomes today’s decision by the High Court of England and Wales confirming that TuneIn, the world’s largest online radio aggregator, needs a licence from UK sound recording right holders.
“The decision sends a clear message that services like TuneIn that generate revenues by providing online access to recorded music must negotiate licenses and compensate right holders for the use of their music. We continue to work to ensure that this is the case and that revenue is returned to those that invest in and create music."
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IFPI is the organisation that promotes the interests of the international recording industry worldwide. Its membership comprises some 1,300 major and independent companies in almost 60 countries. It also has affiliated industry groups in 56 countries. IFPI’s mission is to promote the value of recorded music, campaign for the rights of record producers and expand the commercial uses of recorded music in all markets where its members operate.