March 25th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The BPI and PPL are continuing to target piracy sites through High Court orders in the UK, forcing ISPs to block access to them. 17 music download sites have just been added to the blacklist, with most...

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February 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Tough on feline piracy, tough on the furry, whiskered, Felix-munching causes of feline piracy! Okay, maybe not. Strangely enough, an hour-long video on YouTube of someone’s cat purring isn’t infringing...

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February 10th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Another not-quite-victory in the war against piracy: people using popular filesharing site KickassTorrents now have to type ‘.to’ rather than ‘.so’ on the end of its domain name. Well, we did say...

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January 30th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Amazon appears to be having a crackdown of sorts on torrenting apps within its Android ‘Appstore’, judging by its decision to boot out the FrostWire app. “In reviewing your app, we determined that...

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January 30th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Musician Zoe Keating’s blog post last week about her dispute with YouTube over its Music Key contract is rumbling into a big headache for the video service. Not least because she’s doing a good job...

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January 21st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

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...

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January 21st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

After copyright legislation in Singapore was revamped in 2014, the IFPI says it will be one of the first to test the new laws by seeking ISP blocks on sites like The Pirate Bay. “We are now actively...

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January 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

A couple of years ago, music and film rightsholders adapted their tactics trying to persuade Google to crack down on pirate sites, by increasing their takedown filings for infringing links on its search...

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December 19th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

There have been a few reasons for friction between Google and music rightsholders in recent years, and the availability of piracy apps on Android’s Google Play app store has been one of them. But...

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