Music application Spotify have confirmed that they have received law orders from dance label Ministry of Sound regarding suspected copyright infringement.
According to The Guardian Ministry of Sound are seeking an injunction to remove users’ playlists whereby they have seemingly created mirrored replicas of MoS compilations.
The ability to create, amend and share playlists is arguably one of the strongest draws to Spotify’s service, with over 1bn playlists having been created since the brand’s launch in mid-2008. Whilst Spotify have the rights to add the various tracks to their platform, MoS are suing based on the order that users place these tracks, whilst pushing for Spotify to automatically remove these playlists that replicate the MoS retail opportunity.
Head over to The Guardian for the full story.