Sony Sues United Airlines for Sky-High Music Piracy
So that’s why United’s in-flight Wi-Fi is so slow — all that BitTorrenting of the in-flight entertainment!
Excerpt from Hollywood Reporter
Record labels have searched left and right for copyright infringers. Now they are looking up, too.
On Tuesday, Sony Music and various subsidiary labels brought a lawsuit against United Airlines, Inflight Productions and Rightscom over copyrighted music being made available through in-flight systems.
According to a complaint filed in New York federal court, the defendants are duplicating sound recordings and music videos, installing the allegedly infringed copies to servers located on board aircraft.