Tag: copyright law
Report 418: Article of faith
This report looks at the aftermath of the recent Article 13 vote in the European Parliament. We’ve talked to several of the music bodies who were most involved in the lobbying process to find out what they think the...
October 15, 2018
Grooveshark hits back at Daniel Ek over piracy claim
Spotify CEO Daniel Ek mentioned Grooveshark in his blog post about Taylor Swift and artist complaints about streaming yesterday. The US firm is NOT happy to have been singled out. “Copyright laws are complex, and many companies...
November 13, 2014
New MP3Tunes ruling reduces punitive damages for Michael Robertson
Did you think we’d seen the last of the long-running legal battle between MP3Tunes and labels? Pfft. As is the way of these things, the verdict – which went against the cloud-locker service and its founder Michael...
September 30, 2014
Michelle Phan hits back at Ultra Records lawsuit
We reported yesterday on dance label Ultra Records suing one of YouTube’s most recognisable figures: beauty expert Michelle Phan. Now her legal advisers have released a statement claiming the label’s copyright...
July 22, 2014
US rightsholders keen to upgrade criminality of unauthorised streaming
Yesterday saw a House Judiciary Committee hearing in the US into unauthorised internet streaming, which the US government wants to upgrade from a misdemeanor offence to a felony. "It is clear that unauthorized copyrighted...
June 3, 2011
Hadopi stats reveal more support for three-strikes than expected
French copyright protection body Hadopi has published some stats based on a survey of 1,500 people, which it says demonstrates broader support for the French government's graduated response regime than expected.
May 17, 2011