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Seven ballroom dance schools in Aichi Prefecture were given a court order Friday to pay some 17.5 million yen in damages for using copyrighted music without authorization.

Upholding almost all of the claims by the Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers, presiding Judge Yukio Kato of the Nagoya District Court also ordered the schools to stop using the music in dance classes without JASRAC approval.

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