I came across this article which details action being taken by MOS against Spotify in relation to user playlists. The whole idea of a playlist being regarded as intellectual property and covered by copyright law seems like a whole can of worms to me.
I can understand about them maybe getting annoyed about people using their trademark in playlist names but saying you own the order to the tracks is just ludicrous to me - how can the order of content that doesn't actually belong to you constitute intellectual property (since they are just compilation CDs)?
Sueing Spotify?? Ministry Of Sound have got a cheek - they put out compilations like "Electro 80s" or whatever its called and imply it is all part of what THEY achieved - bringing that music to the public ear. Ultravox, Visage, Yazoo, Depeche Mode, Soft Cell etc had NOTHING to do with the dance scene - it was the Alternative Culture that created that - then it went mainstream POP . Maybe Numan or Srange should sue you. MORONS!