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EMI sues Electronic Arts over video game music

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EMI sues Electronic Arts over video game music

EMI Group, one of the world’s largest music companies, has filed a federal lawsuit against Electronic Arts, the world’s largest video game publisher, over claims of copyright infringement in EA’s highly successful sports games. The suit, filed in federal court in New York on Wednesday, says a number of EA’s recent sports titles, like “Madden NFL 2004,” “Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004” and “MVP Baseball 2004” use songs that “embody copyrighted musical compositions that EMI owns, co-owns, administers or otherwise controls.”

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