The IPKat brings you two European musical copyright stories:

* Businessweek reports that in France, Johnny Hallyday has lost an appeal to recover his mastertapes from Universal, his former record label. Hallyday remains under contract to the label, and must still produce a record for them, even though he attempted to break off the contract in 2004. Once the contract has ended, Hallyday’s new label will be able to produce greatest hits compilations, but will still have to pay royalties to Universal.

Johnny Hallyday, still shackled to Universal?

*Australian IP reports that the Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA) is planning to bring infringement actions against a number of serial P2P file-sharers.

The IPKat says, if you know of any other European copyright stories, do drop him a line.

More European music here, here and here
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