Report: WMG Withholds Content From Nokia Music Site
November 2, 2007 at 5:45 AM (PT)
In the latest spat over copyright protection in the music industry, WARNER MUSIC GROUP has withheld its content from NOKIA CORP.'s new music website over concerns about illegal downloads, reports THE WALL STREET JOURNAL.
WARNER has decided not to sell its music through the NOKIA MUSIC STORE's website, launched yesterday, in part because another NOKIA service, a file-sharing website called MOSH, on which consumers swap their own videos and other content, is being used to distribute copyrighted material, according to people familiar with the matter.
NOKIA spokesman KARI TUUTTI confirmed that WARNER was withholding its music content from NOKIA's new music-downloading service. "We are continuing discussions with [WARNER] ... and we are hopeful that WARNER will be part of NOKIA MUSIC STORE in the future."