October 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Two defendants in a prominent UK case concerning pre-release piracy are now pleading guilty, and will be sentenced next month. The case was triggered by an investigation by the BPI and IFPI into filesharing...

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October 9th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

In certain circles, Pandora’s reputation has become truly toxic over the last few years of copyright lobbying, royalty arguments and post-IPO share-selling. There’s strong evidence that the...

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October 9th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Torrent tracker Demonoid returned from the dead earlier this year, but it quickly attracted the notice of music rightsholders. Italy has become one of the first countries where ISPs have been ordered to...

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October 9th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Apple may have recently retired its classic iPod, but the legal implications of the digital rights management it used to use roll on. US district judge Yvonne Gonzales Rogers has agreed that an antitrust...

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October 8th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

US satellite radio firm SiriusXM says it will appeal against a recent ruling that it must pay royalties for music recorded by The Turtles before 1972. “We think Judge Gutierrez is wrong [and] we...

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October 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We’re waiting to find out what kind of damages bill Grooveshark will face after summary judgement was awarded to labels in its copyright case. And also waiting to find out if the company will appeal....

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September 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Did you think we’d seen the last of the long-running legal battle between MP3Tunes and labels? Pfft. As is the way of these things, the verdict – which went against the cloud-locker service and...

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September 30th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Controversial streaming music service Grooveshark suffered a damaging blow yesterday, when a federal US judge granted summary judgement against the company in its long-running legal battle with major labels. Grooveshark...

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September 24th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Do digital radio services in the US have to pay royalties for recordings released before 1972? Yes, they do, according to a summary judgement handed down yesterday by US district judge Philip Gutierrez. The...

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