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Introduction

A New York court has sided with some of the world's biggest music publishers in a long running copyright infringement case involving the unlicensed download and streaming of a number of live performances by some of the world's biggest artists.

Highlights

  • In May 2015, the National Music Publishers' Association filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Wolfgang's Vault, accusing the service of distributing concert videos and audio recordings through multiple websites, including ConcertVault.com, Daytrotter.com, and MusicVault.com, as well as YouTube, without permission.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the case brought by some of the world's biggest music publishers against live streaming service Wolfgang's Vault.
  • Explains the ins and outs of the case and why the service was deemed to have infringed the publishers' copyrights.

Key questions answered

  • What was the case against Wolfgang's Vault all about?
  • Why did the federal court judge not grant the publishers an injunction to shutter the unlicensed streaming service?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Copyright infringement of a who's-who in live music
  • Mechanical rights administration in the US explained
  • Infringement claims granted but no injunction

Appendix

  • Author