EMI and Patari.pk
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.