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What about Google?

Has Friday's ruling set a precedent elsewhere that should have big internet search engines worrying? The Pirate Bay always tried to compare itself to Google, maintaining that it only provided links rather than hosting infringing...
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£117m PRS payout to British songwriters

PRS for Music has announced that its members will be paid their share of a record distribution of £117 million for the first quarter of this year, based on analysis of 19.7 million performances of more than 743,000 individual...
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German composer sues Google/YouTube

More legal troubles for YouTube over music licensing - it's being sued in Germany by composer Frank Peterson.
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Could Pirate Bay guilty verdict have implications for Google?

As the web goes wild reporting the news of the Guilty verdict in The Pirate Bay's trial, Forrester Research analyst Mark Mulligan has posted a more thoughtful take on the implications of the decision on his personal...
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UMG to drive VEVO biz deals, not Google

When Google and Universal Music Group announced their VEVO premium music videos site last week, we initially assumed it was a Google thing, and that UMG had signed up to it. Not so.
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UMG and YouTube officially announce Vevo

The rumours were right. Universal Music Group and Google have announced their joint venture, Vevo – a video site offering UMG's music videos, with advertising revenues shared between the two.In addition to the...
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Songwriters gang up on Google at PRS for Music event (liveblog)

PRS for Music is stepping up its pressure on Google over YouTube licensing payments at an event in London, where the cream of UK songwriting talent has gathered to support PRS' Fair Play For Creators campaign.Music Ally...
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Billy Bragg talks Google, MySpace and creator rights in the digital era

If you're launching a campaign to portray Google as the bad guy in a dispute over licensing payments, don't give Pete Waterman a microphone. That's the lesson from today's launch of PRS for Music's...
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YouTube to lose $471 million in 2009, says Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse has published a report claiming that YouTube will generate around $240 million in advertising revenue this year - up 20% from last year - but that cost of bandwidth, content licensing, ad-revenue shares, hardware...
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Report claims Google to buy Twitter

Google is in negotiations to acquire Twitter, according to a report on TechCrunch - although its sources disagree on whether the negotiations are in their early or late stages.
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Now YouTube pulls music videos in Germany

Google has announced that it's pulling music videos from the German YouTube site, following the expiry of its licensing deal with local collecting society GEMA.
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Google launches free MP3 downloads service in China

It might be engaged in a public licensing spat with the music industry in the UK, but in China Google is the good guy, following its launch of a free and fully licensed music downloads service.