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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September 10th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

In the ongoing consultation in Australia about how to address online piracy (and stem infringers’ activities), Music Rights Australia has outlined its hopes for implementation and pointed to other markets...

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September 2nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

That headline may seem an obvious thing to say, but in the bungled aftermath of the UK’s Digital Economy Act, a government minister talking about piracy in such terms will be welcomed by music rightsholders...

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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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