Jury To Decide Ed Sheeran, Marvin Gaye Infringement Case

US district judge Louis Stanton has ruled that a jury will decide the outcome of a plagiarism lawsuit against Ed Sheeran over his No. 1 single “Thinking Out Loud.” The. Continue reading

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Iconic Tests Copyright Infringement Software For Indies

Iconic Artists has announced the beta testing of Streamtrack, its copyright infringement and reporting software. Launched as a response to the continued threat of piracy and exploitation faced by so many. Continue reading

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RIAA Goes After Lengthy List Of Piracy Sites

Although music piracy ain't what it used to be it's still alive and well. Here we look at a list of some of the most notorious piracy platforms currently in. Continue reading

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Music Industry Paints Target On YouTube Ripping Sites, Despite Many Non-Infringing Uses [Op-Ed]

Stream ripping,  particularly from YouTube,  has become a top source of music piracy. But  putting YouTube to MP3 conversion sites in the music industry's crosshairs is shortsighted argues Timothy Geigner of Techdirt

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RIAA Forces Shut Down Of Top Streamripper YouTube-MP3

Popular YouTube ripping site, YouTube-MP3, is shutting down and giving its domain to the RIAA, as part of a private settlement that will end a copyright infringement lawsuit filed by. Continue reading

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Developer Puts Game On The Pirate Bay Claiming Steam Key Resellers Are Bigger Evil

Although some of the larger publishers have yet to catch on, much of the gaming industry seems be gravitating toward better, more nuanced method of dealing with copyright piracy, as. Continue reading

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Does Sensenbrenner Bill Mean It’s Time For A Grand Jury? [David Lowery]

In what could be bad news for songwriters, digital music services are seeking to make it much hard for music creators to sue broadcaster and digital music services, requiring them. Continue reading

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THU. BRIEF: Facebook Licensing? Labels ‘Hopeful’ • Copyright Bill Passes • NeYo Invests In Tech • Dr. Luke Downgraded • More

Thursday 4.27.17 Music Business News From Around The Web  Dear RIAA and IFPI, How did Facebook get so big and profitable without licensing music?  Updated continuously under our More News tab

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RIAA, BMG Are Copyright Cop Rightscorp’s Biggest Customers

The RIAA may have slowed down on lawsuits against average customers, but its continuing to fight grassroots piracy on another front by working with aggressive copyright takedown service Rightscorp. The. Continue reading

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Songwriters ‘Poor Man’s Copyright’: Separating Truth From Fiction

The "poor man's copyright" wherein artists mail or email themselves some form of their song fixed in a tangible medium, is often thrown around in creative music circles as a. Continue reading

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