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iMesh sees P2P music as its route into Europe

We have to confess we'd forgotten about US-based music subscription service iMesh, but the company is still going, and that's more has plans to expand into Europe soon.
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YouTube to block music videos for UK users after PRS row

Want more proof that the world of online licensing is rapidly becoming a farce? You got it! YouTube is to make thousands of music videos unavailable to UK internet users after failing to sign a new licensing deal with the...
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Our 10 favourite tweets from the Pirate Bay trial

There's no doubt that the just-concluded (apart from the verdict) trial of The Pirate Bay's founders is a big, big deal for everyone concerned. With a verdict due in mid-April, both sides of the file-sharing debate...
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More than 445k people downloaded the new U2 album illegally

Figures shared with Music Ally by tracking firm BigChampagne reveal that more than 445,000 people illegally downloaded U2's No Line On The Horizon album in the two-week period between 18th February and 3rd March from BitTorrent.
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Opinion: This YouTube / PRS dispute is madness

So, thousands of music videos are to be blocked for UK users of YouTube, following the latter's decision to remove them due to fraught licensing negotiations with PRS for Music. We'll stop short of assigning outright...
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YouTube / PRS: Full statements from both sides

Want to get the full skinny on today's licensing dispute between Google/YouTube and PRS for Music, which has led to thousands of music videos being removed from the site? Both sides have issued statements – YouTube...
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Muziic PC application is an iTunes for YouTube music

There was lots of buzz online this weekend around Muziic, a new PC application created by 15-year-old developer David Nelson.
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YouTube / PRS: Online reactions to UK licensing dispute

The blogosphere is already buzzing with opinions and reactions to today's announcement by YouTube that it's pulling thousands of music videos from its UK site, due to a breakdown in negotiations with licensing body...
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UMG prevails in Eminem digital royalties lawsuit

The lawsuit from Eminem's former production company against Universal Music Group over digital royalties has been resolved in UMG's favour, after a federal jury voted unanimously in favour of the label's case.
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Lars Ulrich: “I downloaded Death Magnetic illegally”

Thankfully Metallica take a more relaxed approach towards file-sharing than they did in the days of Napster - otherwise drummer Lars Ulrich might be staring down a lawsuit from his own band.
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Merlin has signed a licensing agreement that will see the use of

Merlin has signed a licensing agreement that will see the use of member labels’ repertoire on iMesh, a legal peer-to-peer download service. iMesh offers both free and paid content, utilising subscription and download...
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The active reach of social networks now exceeds e-mail participation

The active reach of social networks now exceeds e-mail participation by 67% to 65%. Furthermore, internet use is being driven by social networking and blogging venues, that are growing at twice the rate of other internet...