According to torrentfreak, a department of Sony Music Entertainment, universal music and Warner has filed an application with the court for a preliminary ban on Apple’s hosting of three music apps that infringe copyright in its Russian app store. Roman Lukyanov, CEO of Semenov & Pevzner, a local law firm specializing in copyright protection and representing record companies, told the news that the application for Interim Measures against three applications was filed on October 1, 2020, listing apple as the defendant. < / P > < p > the applications were submitted to the Moscow municipal court and asked roscomnadzor, the local telecommunications regulator, to take action to stop creating conditions to allow a small number of local artists to illegally disseminate copyrighted works. One of the problematic applications is pewpee, which is a music player that provides users with a spotify like experience. Users can register a free account and access music directories, listen to the play lists, and download tracks for offline listening. It is not clear where pewpee came from. However, according to torrentfreak’s source code check, the application actually distributed MP3 files for the selected song. The pewpee site offers the same free service using basic browser tools, but can also be downloaded in a way that reveals the exact URL of a song. Another app mentioned in the complaint is the Imus music player, which allows users to stream music tracks extracted from youtube, with ads in between. &Quot; Imus & quot; is the 104th Apple Music App. The third app, called & quot; music downloader and player & quot;, provides users with similar ad based streaming media services. Music videos are extracted from youtube, and tracks are downloaded for offline listening, and a paid ad free subscription is available. < / P > < p > the complaints follow a new Russian law that came into force last week to quickly remove pirated apps from the mobile app store. The legislation requires digital distribution platforms to respond quickly to infringement charges. Failure to do so may result in the app store being blocked by the local Internet service provider. The complaints from the record companies were filed in Moscow on the day the new law came into effect. It is reported that these cases are regarded by the music industry as trial cases, and other copyright holders are also said to be watching how the courts deal with these cases. Global Tech

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