Russian Ringtone Rights

Pravda reports: Russian musician protects his intellectual property rights

The leader of the popular Russian rock group “Leningrad”, Sergei Shnurov, has won the case of intellectual property rights violation. The court has ruled that S.B.A. Music Publishing, a subsidiary of the Gala Records company, pay 100,000 rubles to Sergei Shnurov for violating his intellectual property rights by issuing a permission for mobile phone companies to use Shnurov’s music for mobile phones and karaoke, Gazeta reports.

(via IPKat)