Court Rules Against Selling Pink Floyd Songs Separately

In a legal decision that could have a ripple effect on the digital download market, a British court has ruled that record label EMI can not sell songs from Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon album as individual downloads or ringtones.

The band’s attorneys had argued that the album, one of the biggest sellers in rock history, is only meant to be taken as a whole and that EMI’s selling of individual downloads violated a clause in their contract intended to “preserve the artistic integrity” of the album.

Additionally, the judge ordered EMI to reimburse Pink Floyd approximately $90,000 in court costs.

Pink Floyd wins court battle with label [EW]