Sony Music picks a fight with an airline over Carrie Underwood music


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Looks like record execs at Sony are tired of you flying the friendly skies with their tunes on board. 

Last month, Sony Music brought a lawsuit against United Airlines, Inflight Productions and Rightscom over copyrighted music being made available through in-flight systems without the proper fees being paid. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a complaint was filed in New York federal court in October that alleges the defendants have been duplicating music and music videos, uploading them to their servers, and letting passengers enjoy the illegal recordings without compensating Sony for the use. 

Music from Britney Spears, Carrie Underwood, Justin Timberlake and Michael Jackson are all part of the lawsuit.

United has declined to comment on the case, but according to Sony the airline is still using the unlicensed music despite the lawsuit. 

So next time you're on a United flight and a Carrie Underwood or Britney Spears song comes on, just know you're contributing to the delinquency of an airline by continuing to listen. 

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