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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December 15th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Former Pirate Bay spokesperson Peter Sunde is out of jail, and chatting to TorrentFreak about the looming battle over net neutrality. “The market owners play with our personal information for a profit,...

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December 10th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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For all the court cases and ISP blocks, the entertainment industries have been enduringly frustrated by their inability to get The Pirate Bay actually shut down. Big news yesterday, then, as the site was...

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October 29th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

US industry body the RIAA has just filed its latest ‘rogue websites’ submission to the Office of the US Trade Representative, citing more than 50 piracy sites. It reserves some of its most stinging...

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October 20th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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How long has the verbal battle between the creative industries and Google over piracy sites and search rankings been running? Too long. But on Friday, there were some interesting new developments coming...

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October 9th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

American musician Rosanne Cash has criticised Spotify and streaming music before, but last week she elaborated on her views in a series of Facebook posts. “‘Download’ and ‘stream’...

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September 30th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Controversial streaming music service Grooveshark suffered a damaging blow yesterday, when a federal US judge granted summary judgement against the company in its long-running legal battle with major labels. Grooveshark...

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September 27th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

“Google has done more than almost any other company to help tackle online piracy.” That’s one of the key lines in Google’s point-by-point rebuttal of News Corporation’s recent...

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September 23rd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

10 months ago, British music body the BPI had reported 50m URLs to Google that it believed to be infringing, in order to get them removed from its search listings. Now that total stands at more than 100m,...

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