Senate revokes judgment of court of appeal in copyright dispute between AKKA/LAA and radio broadcaster

Riga Regional court adopted a judgment recognizing as concluded an undiscussed project of a licensing agreement between Latvian copyright collective society AKKA/LAA and Latvian radio broadcaster. Further the court recovered from the radio broadcaster almost 60`000 EUR as remuneration for use of musical works in radio programs online and offline.

The broadcaster filed a cassation claim with the Senate on a point of law. The Senate satisfied the cassation claim and revoked the judgment of Riga Regional court and remitted the case back to the court for review regarding conclusion of the licensing agreement and recovered remuneration.

The radio broadcaster is represented in this dispute by partner and attorney-at-law Mr. Ilmārs Šatovs.