This Bird Has Flown: Norwegian Radio Pulls Beatles Tracks On Legal Slip-Up


We knew it was too crafty to be true – Norwegian public radio network NRK, which on Monday began giving away The Beatles’ entire back catalogue as podcast downloads, last night pulled the endeavour after realising the whole thing is probably illegal.

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) labels’ umbrella told paidContent:UK: “IFPI Norway entered into an agreement on behalf of all its members with NRK in April 2008 which allows the broadcaster to podcast programmes that are less than 70 percent music for four weeks after they are originally broadcast. These six-minute programmes were broadcast in 2007, so didn

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