January 15th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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A milestone of sorts for Google this week, albeit one that it’s receiving criticism rather than congratulations for from music rightsholders. The music industry has now sent more than 100m takedown requests...

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January 2nd, 2014 by Music Ally

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Music rightsholders have complained vociferously in 2013 that Google wasn’t delivering on its promises to downgrade pirate sites in its search results

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January 2nd, 2014 by Music Ally

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There was confusion just before Christmas over a report claiming Iron Maiden had tracked the countries where their music was most-pirated, then made money by gigging there.

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January 2nd, 2014 by Music Ally

British politician Mike Weatherley, recently appointed as IP advisor to the Prime Minister, wrote a piece outlining his views on how best to tackle online piracy.

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January 2nd, 2014 by Music Ally

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We know all about the strong early sales figures for Beyoncé’s eponymous fifth album on iTunes, but did the Apple exclusive also spur piracy?

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December 13th, 2013 by Stuart Dredge

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Beyoncé is the new David Bowie! She's sprung a surprise on the music world by releasing her fifth album this morning exclusively on Apple's iTunes Store, just as Bowie did with his 'The Next Day' earlier...

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December 10th, 2013 by Stuart Dredge

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One of the trends we've been following this year is the growing debate within the music industry about "ad-sponsored piracy" – adverts for famous, well-respected brands appearing on (and thus funding)...

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December 4th, 2013 by Music Ally

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Illegal filesharing through social networks is a very hot potato for Russian site vKontakte, which has been fielding criticism (and lawsuits).

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December 2nd, 2013 by Stuart Dredge

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More site-blocking is afoot in Ireland, where the three major labels and industry body IRMA are going to court today in an effort to get filesharing site Kickass Torrents blocked by telcos Vodafone, UPC,...

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