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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June 10th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Complaints about Google and piracy results in its search engine have quietened down a bit in recent weeks – mainly because attention has shifted to its YouTube subsidiary’s battle with independent...

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April 11th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge


It's a busy week for news relating to music piracy, so we thought we'd bundle some stories together as a snapshot of what's happening around the world. Starting with Kim Dotcom, and news that music...

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March 25th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge


The prospect of smartphone-fuelled music piracy hasn't been a huge public concern for the music industry in recent years, give or take the odd jab at Google for allowing MP3-downloading apps onto its Android...

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March 21st, 2014 by Music Ally


Payments firm PayPal has blocked streaming music and movies service Streamza from using its services.

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March 6th, 2014 by Music Ally


A total of 46 pirates accused of facilitating piracy will now be blocked to internet users in Italy

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February 19th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge


Ad-sponsored piracy remains a touchy subject within the music industry, although there has been some encouraging progress in the last year

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