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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July 15th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Pirate sites on Google’s search engine remain a sore point for music rightsholders, who say Google isn’t doing enough to demote them in favour of legal music services. TorrentFreak has been testing...

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July 15th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Music publisher Sony/ATV is still hopeful that it will be allowed to partially withdraw its rights from US collecting societies ASCAP and BMI in order to strike direct deals with digital music services...

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July 10th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Last year, children’s toy company GoldieBlox ended up in a high-profile spat with the surviving Beastie Boys, after using their ‘Girls’ track in an online ad without permission. One heated...

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July 9th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The anti-piracy provisions of the UK’s 2010 Digital Economy Act still haven’t been implemented, but now ISPs are on the verge of signing a voluntary agreement with the BPI and Motion Picture...

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July 2nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Argentina is the latest country where ISPs have been ordered to block access to filesharing site The Pirate Bay by a court ruling. The order was actually made last month by the 67th District Federal Court...

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July 1st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The latest musician to speak out about streaming music is Jared Leto, and if you’ve seen the ‘Artifact’ documentary about his band’s legal battles with EMI, you’ll be unsurprised...

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June 28th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

It’s all kicking off in the US over Pandora’s licensing policies, but this time it’s labels putting the boot in, rather than artists, songwriters or publishers. The three major labels,...

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