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July 31st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Russia’s Ministry Of Communications is preparing amendments to copyright legislation that could block sites if the courts rule their main function is piracy and copyright infringement. TorrentFreak reports...

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July 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Piracy on smartphones has been a growing headache for creative industries in recent years, but most of their focus has been on MP3 download apps on iOS and Android. Now, though, an old foe has reared its...

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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 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 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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June 26th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

One of Spotify’s most notable achievements since its launch has been reminding the music industry that peer-to-peer (P2P) technology isn’t JUST about piracy: it’s a way of delivering...

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June 26th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Some musicians and music rightsholders – notably David Lowery in the US – have been talking about ‘ad-sponsored piracy’, the ads (often from big brands) that provide an income for filesharing...

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June 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Indie licensing agency Merlin has been conspicuously silent amid the recent storm about YouTube’s licensing negotiation tactics with independents – unsurprising, given that it remains at the negotiating...

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June 11th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Remember the days when three Pirate Bay founders and one of its main financiers were going to prison? Two of the four originally convicted in a high-profile copyright infringement case have served their...

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