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Music orgs suing public establishments to recover royalties

News | 03/28/2019 5:46 pm EDT
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While the Canadian music industry aims to address revenue shortfalls in the face of increasing internet competition, amalgamators of their content rights have been filing lawsuits against public establishments who they allege have been playing their music without a license.

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