Sony sent me an e-mail this morning:
I am an attorney at SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT (“SONY BMG”), and it has come to our attention that the link on oneCLE’s website found at http://contracts.onecle.com/ckx/american-idol.lic.2005.11.28.shtml contains a highly confidential contract between Sony BMG’s UK affiliate and various other entities relating to the American Idol series. We hereby request that the contract be immediately removed from the above-referenced link and any other site within the control of oneCLE. We also request that you inform us how oneCLE came into the possession of this confidential agreement. Please confirm by return email that the link(s) have been removed.
This letter is written without prejudice to or waiver of the claims, rights, remedies and/or defenses of Sony BMG and its affiliates, all of which are hereby expressly reserved.
Vice President and Senior Counsel
SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
550 Madison Avenue, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Not too sure how confidential a contract is if one of the parties to the contract has filed it with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
I wonder if Sony will be asking the SEC to remove this link as well: Exhibit 10.31.