And by that, we don’t mean stolen as in ‘pirated’. “Late August, I learned my music had been appropriated, rebranded, and sold across every major music store and streaming service including iTunes, Beatport, Amazon, Spotify, and Deezer,” blogs musician Jeremy Lim, about his discovery that songs from his SoundCloud account had been uploaded to all those services by someone else – a fact he discovered when he received YouTube copyright notices for infringing on them. “This wasn’t someone borrowing a melody – or even all of them. No, this was my music, stripped from Soundcloud, renamed, and sold for profit.” Lim’s blog post makes for a fascinating read: how he used DMCA takedown notices to get the tracks removed, how he worked with distributors, and the claim that this is happening for a number of other artists.

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