No Warner Content for Nokia Music Site

Music withheld over illegal download concerns
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 2, 2007 11:36 AM CDT
Warner Music Group Chairman and Chief Officer Edgar Bronfman Jr. delivers his opening remarks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007, prior to testifying before the House Commerce, Trade...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The latest music copyright battle has pitted Warner Music against Nokia. Warner refuses to sell its tunes through the new Nokia Music Store website, on grounds that another Nokia service, the file-sharing site Mosh, enables swapping of copyrighted material, the Wall Street Journal reports. Music from Universal, Sony BMG, and EMI is available on Nokia Music Store.

The cellphone giant, now pushing to reposition itself for the software-and-services market, says it is "implementing all possible systems" to prevent uploading of copyrighted material to Mosh. Nokia is continuing talks with Warner, in the hopes that the company, whose catalog includes such high-profile artists as Madonna and Neil Young, will come on board eventually.