April 11th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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It's a busy week for news relating to music piracy, so we thought we'd bundle some stories together as a snapshot of what's happening around the world. Starting with Kim Dotcom, and news that music...

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March 17th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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You may wish to sit down for this morning's bombshell: a music industry body thinks Google could do more in response to piracy takedown notices. Let us know if you need any smelling salts to recover from...

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February 3rd, 2014 by Music Ally

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British politicians have been debating the work-in-progress Intellectual Property Bill, and it’s emerged that a new clause in the proposed legislation may have a big impact on Google and other internet...

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August 8th, 2013 by Music Ally

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Russia is the latest country to introduce anti-piracy legislation, but according to TorrentFreak, last week's new laws focused on films and TV shows.

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December 21st, 2012 by Stuart Dredge

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There’s plenty of discussion in the British music industry about the government’s announcement yesterday of its plans for copyright reform. They include the anticipated launch of a digital...

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May 23rd, 2012 by Stuart Dredge

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Sweden is justifiably held up as a poster-market for digital music, thanks partly to the popularity of streaming music services like Spotify there, and also to the country's IPRED anti-piracy legislation...

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April 16th, 2012 by Music Ally

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Google's complicated relationship with the entertainment industries may not be helped by an interview given by co-founder Sergey Brin to The Guardian, in which he warns that by lobbying for anti-piracy...

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April 5th, 2012 by Music Ally

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Spain's new Comisión de Propiedad Intelectual body, created as part of the recent Sinde anti-piracy legislation, has revealed it received 292 complaints in its first month.

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February 16th, 2012 by Music Ally

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Union Square Ventures' Fred Wilson was one of the prominent critics of the SOPA and PIPA legislation in the US, arguing that it could have hugely harmful effects for the kind of tech startups his company...

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