August 28th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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We reported yesterday on PRS for Music’s decision to sue SoundCloud for copyright infringement. Over the course of the day, the key contradiction between the two parties’ statements became clear: it’s...

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August 27th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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A problematic year for SoundCloud just got even more challenging: the music-streaming service is being sued by British collecting society PRS for Music. "After careful consideration, and following five...

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July 25th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

A new study by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) in the UK has shown an uptick in the number of people accessing licensed content (including music) online. It found that 62% of polled users accessed...

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July 2nd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Two rulings this week shed contrasting light on the ongoing legal battle between German performing-rights body GEMA and YouTube. Earlier this week, GEMA saw a Munich court rule against its demand for a...

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May 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The National Music Publishers’ Association is taking legal action against Wolfgang’s Vaults and its related sites (such as Daytrotter) over copyright concerns. “Wolfgang’s Vault calls itself...

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May 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

When someone connected to Grooveshark claimed to have relaunched the site, we predicted swift legal action to whack this particular mole – even though, as it turned out, the site was less a new Grooveshark...

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February 25th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Rightscorp is one of the companies building a business tackling piracy on behalf of music, film and other creative industries’ rightsholders – including by identifying people suspected of illegal downloads,...

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February 17th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Russian social network vKontakte is thought to be in talks to launch a licensed streaming music service. Billboard noted the reports in Russian business newspaper Vedomosti, albeit based on a single music...

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November 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Righscorp has become one of the biggest players in the copyright enforcement market, but there may be trouble ahead for it in the US, where it’s facing a new class action lawsuit. Attorney Morgan Pietz...

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