Copyright lawsuit against MTV to be heard on March 26
MOSCOW, February 16 - RAPSI. The Moscow Commercial Court postponed until March 26 the hearing of the Lavina Concert concert agency's lawsuit to recover $3,333 from the MTV channel for violating its rights to a Viktor Tsoy song, the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI) reported on Thursday.
The plaintiff believes that the channel used Tsoy's song in one of its programs, which violated the plaintiffs exclusive rights to the text, music and performance.
The defendant earlier said in court that MTV did not display the work in dispute.
The court attracted Moroz Music as a third party to the case on Thursday. The musician's heirs assigned the distribution rights to Moroz Music, which eventually assigned the rights to the plaintiff. The court adjourned the hearing due to the appearance of a new party in the dispute.
Earlier, the court attracted the LUK company to the dispute. MTV Russia is part of the ProfMedia holding, established in 1997.