Spotify and Ministry Of Sound settle streaming dispute
Late last year, Ministry of Sound sued Spotify under the notion that the streaming service had a duty to ensure that users did not have identical playlists to the MoS compilation albums. When Spotify refused MoS’s demand to delete the user playlists, the dispute was taken to court. Both parties have now reached a settlement where (The Guardian reports) the disputed playlists will be removed from Spotify’s search engine but not removed from the service entirely. New users will not be able to follow these playlists, but they will be able to create their own playlists that mirror MoS compilations for personal use. The end of this dispute means there will be no concrete laws on the protectability of playlists (selecting and arranging music).
Via: Billboard Biz