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Peloton Fails in Effort to Fire Back in Music Copyright Case (1)

Jan. 30, 2020, 12:54 AM

Peloton Interactive Inc.’s attempt to fire back at music publishers who sued the exercise bike maker for copyright infringement was quashed by a federal judge.

U.S. District Judge Denise Cote on Wednesday dismissed Peloton’s countersuit, which alleged that a trade group had sabotaged its negotiations for the rights to music for its workout videos.

More than a dozen music publishers sued Peloton last March after it incorporated music into its videos through a subscription service, claiming it hadn’t obtained the appropriate licenses. In April, Peloton filed counterclaims that the group of publishers had demanded “supracompetitive” licensing prices and then ...

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