Tag: music piracy

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Tumblr is terminating accounts for copyright infringement

Yahoo-owned blogging service Tumblr appears to be having a crackdown on music piracy. TorrentFreak reports that a number of users have posted copyright notifications from Tumblr based on takedown notices filed by industry...
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Labels press for UPC piracy crackdown in Ireland

Labels pushing for Irish ISPs to do more to tackle music piracy is a story that keeps resurfacing, usually in the courts. This week’s update features the local subsidiaries of Universal, Sony and Warner taking Ireland’s...
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French ISPs ordered to block The Pirate Bay

France is the latest country where ISPs will be ordered by courts to block access to filesharing sites, according to a report on TorrentFreak. It claims that French music industry body SCPP has succeeded in winning an injunction...
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Music piracy in Australia declines by 20%

New research claims that music piracy in Australia slipped by 20% between December 2012 and December 2013. Oh, and we should point out that the research was undertaken by Spotify, a service that has long argued that the key...
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US ‘Six Strikes’ anti-piracy regime finally takes full effect

The US has been implementing its Copyright Alert System for ISPs over the past year, but last month was the first when it was fully up to speed, according to US Chamber of Commerce official Rick Cotton.
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Irish ISP Eircom has yet to hit any customers with a third strike for piracy

Irish ISP Eircom has yet to hit any customers with a third strike for piracy
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More artists speak out on music piracy

The BBC's youth-focused Newsbeat site has been running some articles about music piracy this week.
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Physical swaps still bigger than P2P and lockers for music piracy

An NPD study, conducted in December 2011, found that 35% of music was paid for and 65% not – 15% P2P and 4% from cyberlockers, but still a lot more from burning/ripping from others (27%) and hard drive trading (19%). The...
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UK primary school anti-piracy lessons spark controversy

Write 200 lines: "I must not BitTorrent all my music..." This weekend saw a controversy in the UK around a scheme to teach primary school children about the ills of online music piracy.
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Now Japan plans to crack down on music piracy

The Japanese government is mulling plans to stamp out music piracy on mobile handsets, according to a report in the Daily Yomiuri.
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Music piracy in the Middle East is… 99%?!

That's what Robin Kent of Rebel Digital said this week at the World CEO Forum in Dubai. "Music piracy in this region as a whole is about 99%. In the US, some surveys say it's 95%, but I believe it's much higher," he said.