Friday, June 10, 2011

Universal Music Deezer attack

Universal Music has decided to press charges against Deezer urgent proceedings before the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris for counterfeiting, says The Express, Friday, June 10 According to the information site, "Deezer continues to offer catalog label on its free service, so that the operating agreement has not been renewed since January.

Earlier this week, the site specializes Free electron already reported that Universal Music threatened to "withdraw in the coming days", his catalog of our free music site online. "Negro Pascal, president of Universal Music France, has informed the other members of the SNEP (Syndicat National de l'Edition Phonographic), there is a little more than a fortnight," said free electrons.

For major labels, websites need to better distinguish streaming free offer and pay offer, and take example from the service Spotify, which reduced the number of plays for musical pieces. Users of the free version of the program can no longer listen to more than five times the same song, and their total playing time per month is capped at ten beyond the first six months of registration.

Deezer is to restrict its share of five free hours a month listening. This case also comes at a sensitive time for Deezer, also notes the Express. The incumbent operator Orange, entered the capital of streaming site in the summer of 2010, is renegotiating its trade agreements with Deezer.

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