Who’s more powerful: universal music or sony/atv march 24, 2015 by tim ingham as such, the below analysis is purely majors vs majors: a comparison of who earnt what in the last financial year, and what that tells us about the total major recorded music / publishing market.
Argued january 18, 1983 reargued october 3, 1983 decided january 17, 1984 full case name: sony corporation of america et al v universal city studios, inc, et al. Recorded music universal’s last full-year results, for fy 2014, were reported in euros by parent vivendi in february in terms of recorded music alone, umg posted €369bn in revenues in the 12 months to end of december 2014, which at current exchange rates equates to around $4bn.
Us supreme court sony corp v universal city studios, 464 us 417 (1984) sony corporation of america v universal city studios, inc no 81-1687. Case opinion for us supreme court sony corp v universal city studios, inc read the court's full decision on findlaw.
A summary and case brief of sony corporation of america v universal city studios, inc, including the facts, issue, rule of law, holding and reasoning, key terms, and concurrences and dissents sony corporation of america v.
New york, ny - may 2, 2000 - sony music entertainment (sme) and universal music group (umg) announced today that they have agreed to enter into a joint venture to develop a subscription-based service which will include various music and video offerings. Movie studios (plaintiff) that owned copyrights in movies and other television programming argued that sony (defendant) contributed to copyright infringement of their copyrighted works by marketing videocassette recorders (vcrs or vtrs) that enabled users to record the programs.
 in 1976, respondents universal city studios, inc, and walt disney productions (studios) brought this copyright infringement action in the united states district court for the central district of california against, among others, petitioners sony corporation, a japanese corporation, and sony corporation of america, a new york corporation.