Appeals Court Rules for Yahoo's Radio Service

A federal appeals court in New York ruled that a Yahoo Internet radio service is not required to pay fees to copyright holders of songs it plays, a defeat for Sony's BMG Music. In a case closely watched by the recording industry, the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a 2007 jury verdict that Launchcast, a webcasting service run by Yahoo's Launch Media Inc unit, did not give listeners enough control to be an "interactive service" that would require the fees.

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