Sunday, 31 July 2011

Spotify sued over music streaming technology

Spotify on an iPhone, Spotify 

Spotify launched its service in the US in mid-July

Music service Spotify is being sued in the US and Europe for allegedly violating patents held by PacketVideo.


The lawsuit claims that Spotify has violated at least two patents owned by PacketVideo that cover methods of streaming music over data networks.

The legal action comes barely two weeks after Spotify launched a US version of its music streaming service.  UK-based Spotify said it would "strongly contest" the claims PacketVideo made in its lawsuit.

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