The record industry is engaged in a determined campaign to stop the unlawful copying of music files downloaded via the Internet. In 'Sony & Others' v. 'Easyinternetcafé'  All ER(D) 249 proceedings were brought by several major record companies to prevent Easyi... View more
1. The music industry has two main parts: the record industry, comprised of recording artists and their record companies, which exploits rights in sound recordings, and the music publishing industry, comprised of songwriters and their music publishers, which exploits rights in musical works, particularly through their incorporation on sound recordings. It is the record industry which has been leading the efforts to stop unlawful copying of recordings.
2. The 'major' record companies are Sony, BMG, Universal, EMI and Warners.
3. C. Gringras, The Law of the Internet, 2nd edn. (London: Butterworths, 2003), 229-30.
4. H. Laddie, Prescott and Vitoria, The Modern Law of Copyright and Designs, 3rd edn. (London: Butterworths, 2003), 418-19.
5. The other exceptions deal with cable systems which are not available to the public.