NEWS BRIEF: Baidu Gets OK, UMG Loses To Veoh, VEVO Stats, RIAA vs. Google, Discovr & More

HypebotFaviconChinese Internet Giant Baidu Removed From U.S. ‘Notorious Markets’ Piracy List After Music Pact. (Bloomberg)

  • Ninth Circuit Puts Lump of Coal in UMG's Stocking, Affirms DMCA Safe Harbors for Video service Veoh (EFF) Of course, Veoh is essentially alreay out of business because of the UMG lawsuit.
  • A big 2 years for Vevo: 3.7B views, $100M royalties. (GigaOm)


  • RIAA and IFPA "report card" gives Google low marks for anti-piracy efforts (ars, pdf of report)
  • Google adds Google+ brand (and band) pages to search results. (CNet) and Britney Spears Becomes First Google+ User to Reach 1 Million Followers (Mashable)
  • Spotify for BlackBerry available now.
  • Discovr Music has passed 1.5 million app downloads, 500k in the last 2 months, and launched Discovr Movies.
  • Justin Bieber Invests in Sojo Studios’ Social Gaming for Good (DMW)

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