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EU Court of Justice ruling goes YouTube’s way on infringement

The long-running debate over YouTube and ‘safe harbours’ for internet platforms that let users upload content isn’t going to be settled any time soon. However, a new ruling from the European Union’s...
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EC has concerns about smart speakers and voice assistants

Among various competition inquiries touching on the music industry, the European Commission’s investigation of consumer Internet of Things related products and services has been somewhat under the radar. It’s important...
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Report claims EU is set to file antitrust charges against Apple

Apple recently delivered a not-so-coded attack on Spotify in a letter to artists about streaming royalties, but the latter company may be having the next (if not last) laugh in the ongoing rivalry. The Financial Times reports that...
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TikTok faces Euro complaint alleging consumer law breaches

There may be trouble ahead for TikTok in the European Union. Consumer rights organisation BEUC has filed a complaint with the European Commission and coordinated a wider raft of calls for investigations of TikTok by regulators...
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Music Tech Europe Academy seeks talented startups and founders

A new program being launched out of the European Commission’s Music Moves Europe framework is looking for talented music/tech startups across the continent. It’s called Music Tech Europe Academy, and launched...
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British artists criticise UK government over Brexit mess

Musicians in the UK are still angry about the lack of a deal to help them avoid increased costs and red tape when touring Europe, after Brexit. A number of them have written an open letter to the British government lambasting...
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UK and European Comission disagree over who’s to blame for Brexit music woes

While musicians in the UK and Europe fret about the Brexit deal’s impact on touring, the British government and European Commission are arguing about who’s fault it is. “We sought a mutually beneficial agreement...
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Aim calls for UK / EU cooperation to resolve Brexit mess

Anger is still reverberating around the British music industry about the costs and red tape musicians will face touring in Europe following Brexit. News that Brits running training seminars on the continent wouldn’t...
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UK music industry enraged by post-Brexit touring revelation

“Immigration arrangements for members of the armed forces, musicians and other performers are completely unchanged, and those routes will operate as they do now,” said the UK’s home secretary Priti Patel...
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UK government won’t implement the European Copyright Directive

British music-industry bodies played an important role in the lobbying process leading up to last year’s European Copyright Directive, including its Article 13 (which became Article 17 in the final legislation) section...
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Music Ally Report 426: Trends of 2019

This year we’ve picked 42 (also the answer to life, the universe and everything as fans of Douglas Adams will know) of the trends and moments we found most significant in 2019. What are they? *takes deep breath* industry...
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EU study reveals music has seen the sharpest decline in piracy

The good news in 2019 about piracy has been that it’s declining for music. The latest evidence comes from a study published by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) examining consumption of copyright-infringing...