Tag: bpi

Read More

Now the IFPI asks Google to remove links to The Pirate Bay

Following the news earlier this week that the BPI had sent a takedown notice to Google demanding the removal of 17 links to copyrighted songs, now the IFPI has got in on the act....
Read More

BPI’s Google takedown requests cause a stir

The US blogs are buzzing with news that the BPI has sent a series of DMCA takedown requests to Google, requesting that it remove links to specific pirated albums from its search engine. Affected sites include Megaupload,...
Read More

PPL/BPI hail victory in Access All Areas prosecution

UK industry bodies PPL and BPI have hailed the conviction of three men behind Access All Areas, who'd been accused of supplying illegal audio and video jukeboxes to the leisure industry, without paying licensing royalties...
Read More

BPI and AIM criticise BBC digital radio cuts

The BPI and AIM have teamed up to send a letter to BBC director general Mark Thompson criticising the reported decision to close two of the corporation's digital radio stations: 6 Music and Asian Music Network.
Read More

BPI distances itself from ACS:Law letters to alleged file-sharers

We reported earlier this week on the controversy around UK law firm ACS:Law, which has been sending letters to suspected file-sharers demanding £500 settlement fees. The scheme is based on rightsholders - more from the games...
Read More

BPI boss refuses to rule out lawsuits against individual file-sharers

BPI boss Geoff Taylor has explained the difficulties of taking individual file-sharers to court, but refused to rule it out for the future.
Read More

BPI picks apart ISP claims about the costs of anti-piracy measures

The war of words between the music industry and certain UK ISPs shows no signs of thawing. With ISPs like TalkTalk and BT having predicted huge costs if they're forced to introduce anti-piracy measures on their networks,...
Read More

BPI seeking DMCA-style amendment to UK Digital Economy bill

The BPI has tabled amendments to the UK government's Digital Economy bill that would introduce US-style DMCA takedown rights, but with no 'safe harbour' clause, according to The Register. It's seen documents covering the...
Read More

Music Ally Report: The ups and downs of streaming music

Our lead examines 2009's raise of Spotify and Padora services and the debate around the economics behind them.
Read More

BPI welcomes MySpace Music UK launch, but 7digital slams MP3 claim

BPI boss Geoff Taylor has welcomed the launch of MySpace Music in the UK, claiming that "there is certainly enough demand out there for several ad-funded services to comfortably co-exist and grow... Proper playlist-sharing...
Read More

BPI boss hits back at BT in war of words over piracy

Earlier this month, UK ISP BT claimed that the costs of tackling music piracy would outweigh the revenues being lost by the music industry from file-sharing.
Read More

FAC agrees its position – technical measures but no disconnections

Late last week saw the Featured Artist Coalition hold an emergency meeting in London to try to hammer out an agreed position on file-sharing.