Add the world’s biggest record label to the list of companies standing up to Amazon.com Inc.
Sony Corp. and the world’s major record labels, are starting their own music streaming service in the U.S. this quarter that will challenge Apple Inc. ’s iTunes, after years of letting start-ups license their artists.
Pandora Media Inc., the biggest Internet radio service, was sued by major record labels for failing to pay for using music recorded before 1972.
Vivendi SA’s Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group Corp. and Sony Music Entertainment filed lawsuits in Russia, claiming copyright violations by the country’s largest social network VKontakte.
Gilead Sciences Inc. , the world’s biggest maker of AIDS drugs, sued SigmaPharm Laboratories LLC to prevent sales of a generic version of hepatitis-B drug Hepsera in the U.S. until 2018.