EMI and Patari.pk

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Pak­istani mu­sic stream­ing web­site Patari.pk is fac­ing the threat of le­gal ac­tion from EMI, a lead­ing mu­sic la­bel in Pak­istan. Patari al­lowed mu­sic lovers ac­cess to Pak­istani mu­sic since its beta launch a few months ago. How­ever, EMI has threat­ened Patari with le­gal ac­tion, given the copy­right vi­o­la­tions that the lat­ter has com­mit­ted. It is likely that Patari will re­move up to 60,000 Pak­istani songs from the web­site – around 70% of all mu­sic pro­duced in Pak­istan.

While EMI is in­sis­tent it has no is­sues with Patari it­self, it says Patari must seek con­sent be­fore up­load­ing mu­sic on its web­site. Patari must ob­tain the li­censed rights to the mu­sic it chooses to make avail­able to users.

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