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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...
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EU report highlights the sharp decline in music piracy

Music Ally is long enough in the tooth (17 years old!) to remember the days of doom and gloom in the music industry, when piracy’s growth seemed (to many people, at least) to be unstoppable. So it’s worth taking a moment...
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Euro copyright directive sparks Google change in France… for news

This week, Music Ally got a notification from Google that from late October, text snippets, video previews and thumbnail images from our website will not be shown in search results in France. We haven’t done anything...
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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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EU to formally investigate Apple following Spotify’s anti-trust complaint

It is a dispute that has been brewing for a long time and which went public in recent months. Now, according to the FT, the European Union is preparing to formally investigate Spotify-led anti-trust complaints about Apple...
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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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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...
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Creative bodies urge MEPs to adopt European copyright directive

The final push is on to persuade Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to either adopt the proposed new European copyright directive, or reject / change it (delete according to your side of the debate). Now more than...
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Google continues lobbying on European copyright directive

The next hurdle for the proposed new European copyright directive to become law – Article 13 included – is a vote by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) later this month. It’s clear that lobbying from all sides...
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Article 13’s final push will come at the end of March

Crunch time for Europe’s new copyright directive will come sometime between 25 March and 28 March, it was revealed yesterday. That’s because the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee has approved the final...
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Music bodies pleased with approval of Euro copyright directive

There is one more hurdle for Europe’s proposed new copyright directive to become law: an upcoming vote in the European Parliament. That’s because the EU member states have now approved a final version of its text. Various...
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EC courts controversy with article attacking Article 13 critics

We were surprised by a tweet from the official European Commission account on Thursday, pointing to its own blog post about the European copyright directive. “If you were taken in by slogans like ‘meme ban’ or ‘hyperlink...