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Reeperbahn Festival day one: Copyright, Brexit and more

Authenticity, Copyright law, and - oh yes - Brexit were all on the agenda during the first day of conference sessions at the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg. In an era where perceived authenticity counts for so much, songwriters...
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Takedowns amp up the pressure on Twitter over music-licensing

A complaint from a musician about Twitter taking down a clip he posted of himself playing Elton John’s ‘Crocodile Rock’ turns out to have a bigger significance. Scott Bradlee of the group Postmodern Jukebox actually...
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Will Article 17 have unintended consequences for musicians?

The new European Copyright Directive, complete with its Article 17 (formerly 13) on liability for user-uploaded-content platforms, is about to be passed into law, and then transposed into the legislation of the EU’s member...
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YouTube CEO talks trending-videos tab and Article 17

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has published “an update on my 2019 priorities” aimed at YouTube’s community of creators. It includes some news about how YouTube will be managing its trending-videos tab, as well as her determination...
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PRS for Music boss puts Fortnite on notice after record collections

British collecting society PRS for Music saw its collections grow by 4.4% to £746m (around $965.4m) in 2018, setting a new record. £603.6m was distributed to members, down 0.2% year-on-year “caused by processing delays...
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European Copyright Directive approved by EU member states

The new European Copyright Directive cleared its final legislative hurdle – at the continental level – yesterday, as it was approved by the Council of the European Union. That’s the body of the EU’s member states,...
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Lickd boss says Article 13 issue ‘is not going to go away’

Europe's new copyright directive has passed its latest legislative hurdle, winning the approval of the European Union member states, after being voted through by the European Parliament last month. "With today's agreement,...
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US speaker Nancy Pelosi warns tech firms could lose Section 230 protection

With the European Copyright Directive having made it through its approval vote in the European Parliament, could attention be about to switch to the US in the arguments over safe harbour? Maybe not straight away, but an interview...
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British politician Boris Johnson attacks new EU copyright law

For the benefit of readers mercifully unfamiliar with the current state of British politics, Boris Johnson is one of the prominent figures in the UK’s ruling Conservative Party – and one of the main contenders to replace...
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European copyright directive responses are, well, as expected

We fired out a quick alert yesterday with the news that the European Copyright Directive had been approved by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) by 348 votes to 274. Since then, reactions have been flooding in from...
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MEPs approve European Copyright Directive (including Article 13) – 348 votes to 274

The European Copyright Directive has been approved by members of the European Parliament. In a vote this morning, MEPs approved the new legislation: 348 cast their votes in favour, while 274 voted against.
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Music and tech industries hold their breath for Article 13 vote

Today is crunch time – or more accurately, the latest crunch time in a series of crunch times – for the proposed new European copyright directive. Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) will be voting this morning...