August 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Russian social network VKontakte is a long-term bugbear for music rightsholders, whose latest copyright infringement lawsuit is the most high-profile yet. All parties were at the St Petersburg and Leningrad...

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August 8th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

After a prolonged legal battle, EMI emerged victorious in its case against locker service MP3tunes in March but now Michael Robertson, the site’s founder, has moved to have the ruling overturned, reconsidered...

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August 8th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Ever since the 2010 ruling in FBT Productions versus Aftermath – that regarded download income as a “licence” rather than a “sale” and paid through 50% to the artist instead of sales rates of...

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August 5th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The IFPI has given the five leading ISPs in Austria less than a fortnight to block user access to four torrent sites – The Pirate Bay, Isohunt.to, 1337x and H33t. This comes in the wake of a long-running...

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August 4th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

A different twist in the battle for mobile OS supremacy has emerged with the news that Microsoft is suing Samsung for what it claims are late payment on per-device royalty fees relating to the mobile and...

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August 4th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

A tale of two anti-piracy systems. The Australian government has published a discussion paper for technology and media corporations as well as the public to comment on the most workable and desirable way...

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July 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) has filed copyright infringement lawsuits against two big lyrics websites, SeekLyrics and LyricsTime. It’s the latest step in the body’s...

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July 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

TorrentFreak has something of a scoop this morning: news that Google is experimenting with showing legal links to people searching for music, TV and films with piracy-related keywords. “Google has...

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July 21st, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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There’s a lot of news bubbling around about YouTubers this morning, so we’re wrapping three stories into one. They’re not linked, as such, but together they give a picture of some of the more interesting...

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