August 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Lobbying body the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) includes Google, Pandora, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft among its members. So its new report on “Copyright Reform for a Digital...

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August 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Amazon’s latest apps move is very interesting: a hub for apps that are “actually free” including their in-app purchases, with Amazon paying developers for every minute of usage instead. It’s called...

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August 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We reported yesterday on the speculation that Apple is in talks with European and US mobile operators to launch its own MVNO for iPhone, and noted that this could have some *very* interesting implications...

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July 31st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

When Jeremy Clarkson got the sack from Top Gear (for punching a colleague because he wanted his dinner), his toady sidekicks, James May and Richard Hammond, left too. They couldn’t take the Top Gear...

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July 15th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

US lobbying group the MIC Coalition has lost another of its founding members, after National Public Radio (NPR) pulled out just over a month after Amazon also left the group (Bulletin, 5-Jun-15). While...

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July 14th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Amazon is under fire again from some authors, agents and independent booksellers in the US, who are calling for the Department of Justice to investigate the company for antitrust violations in its bookselling...

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July 1st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The US appeals court has backed a previous ruling that Apple conspired with five major publishers to fix e-book prices. That means Apple still faces a $450m payout agreed in 2014, although there is still...

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June 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

There’s unrest within the ranks of the MIC Coalition, the lobbying body that launched in April to campaign in the US to “ensure that upcoming decisions on copyright are grounded in rationality, affordability...

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May 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Google and Amazon both wanted to buy the rights to the new .music top-level domain (TLD) but they could lose out to an independent musician from Cyprus. Constantine Roussos’ DotMusic Limited is being...

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