The Russian cable operator Akado has won a copyright dispute over the carriage of a music channel named Chanson TV.

According to Kommersant, the Russian Organisation for Intellectual Property (VOIS) filed a lawsuit against a subsidiary of Akado based in the city of Yekaterinburg, claiming almost R4 million (53,300) for broadcasting the music channel.

Its dismissal by the court for intellectual property rights could set a precedent for all cable operators not willing to pay fees for broadcasting music channels which solely own content rights.