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LISTEN, RIAA MAKE PEACE

Isn’t That What You Call It
When One Side Surrenders?
The Recording Industry Association of America’s aggressive litigious maneuvers have prompted one potential target to change its "wicked ways."

Listen.com has agreed to remove some features of its online music service, and withdrew from a lawsuit against the RIAA.

Last month, the RIAA filed a motion with the U.S. Copyright Office seeking to bar Listen.com and other webcasters from the Copyright Office's rate-setting proceeding (hitsdailydouble.com, 5/25). At issue is whether some services offered by Listen.com and others qualify for a statutory webcasting license established in 1998.

Since Listen has pulled out of its suit against the RIAA and reportedly removed the contested features of its Internet radio service, the RIAA will not dispute Listen.com's right to participate in the rate-setting process, set to begin July 30.

HITS LIST: AMPERSANDS
Dynamic duos (12/3a)
TAYLOR'S TREMENDOUS YEAR
She'd make one helluva CEO. (12/3a)
THEY CALL THE WINDFALL MARIAH (HOLIDAY EDITION)
Ch-chingle bells (12/3a)
SONG REVENUE:
BOWS OF HOLLY
Adele is money. (12/3a)
UTA MUSIC EXPANDS IN NASHVILLE
Reshuffling the deck (12/3a)
CHESTNUTS
Roasting.
STOCKINGS
Stuffing.
PIPERS
Piping.
SANTA
Coming.
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