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....
June 24, 2010
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,...
June 22, 2010
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...
March 19, 2010
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.
March 2, 2010
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...
January 29, 2010
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.
January 27, 2010
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,...
January 20, 2010
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...
January 13, 2010
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.
December 10, 2009
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...
December 4, 2009
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.
September 29, 2009