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German court makes key ruling on secondary-ticketing prices

Attention in the debate about secondary ticketing and touting has shifted to Germany this week, where the Hanover regional court has made an important ruling. According to the court, it is officially anti-competitive to sell...
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NMPA lambasts ALI’s Copyright Restatement Project as “written by extremist anti-copyright lawyers”

The National Music Publishers’ Association has come out swinging against the American Law Institute’s (ALI) Copyright Restatement Project (which could be considered for adoption by the Council of the American Law Institute),...
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Industry cheers as Music Modernization Act is signed into law in US

It is no surprise that the music business has been cheering the Music Modernization Act as it was signed into law by President Trump yesterday.
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Spotify and Deezer lobby for EU ‘platform-to-business’ law

The new European copyright directive has a few steps to go before becoming law yet, but there’s another piece of in-progress European legislation to keep an eye on. It’s called the ‘platform-to-business’ law (P2B...
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Australian anti-piracy measures move closer to becoming law

It has been brewing for a while and a bill was introduced in March, now it seems Australia’s anti-piracy legislative measures are well on their way to be implement in law. Key to the measures will be the ability of rightsholders...
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German Supreme Court confirms RapidShare must monitor incoming links

Last year, a German higher regional court ordered cyberlocker service RapidShare to monitor user uploads for infringing content, although at the time the company welcomed the ruling as proving its overall business model was...
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Bye bye Hadopi, but punishment fines remain for French filesharers

Tech blogs celebrating the death of French anti-piracy scheme Hadopi are a little premature: while Hadopi itself is toast and filesharers no longer face the threat of having their internet connections suspended, they could...
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Irish music industry seeks new court order to block The Pirate Bay

Court-mandated ISP blocks of piracy sites is now well established in the UK, after a series of High Court rulings.
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SABAM sparks controversy by suing ISPs in Belgium

Belgian collecting society SABAM has sued ISPs Belgacom, Telenet and Voo, looking for a 3.4% levy on their broadband subscription revenues to compensate for piracy on their networks.
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Another setback for UMG in Veoh copyright case

One of the longest-running copyright infringement cases – Universal Music Group vs Veoh – has delivered another setback to the major label.
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Grooveshark: ‘Just because we’re in lawsuits does not mean we are an illegal service’

Grooveshark remains locked in legal battles with labels, but CEO Sam Tarantino is putting on a brave face. "Just because we’re in lawsuits does not mean we are an illegal service.
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First New Zealand music-filesharing fine is… $616

The first person to be fined for filesharing music illegally in New Zealand is an unnamed person who shared two songs online by Rihanna and Hot Chelle Rae.