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TikTok will sue Trump administration over executive order

Alphabet reportedly considered joining a consortium to invest in TikTok before talks “fizzled” according to Bloomberg, meaning that Microsoft and Oracle remain the two main potential acquirers of TikTok’s...
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Musician Maria Schneider files class action YouTube lawsuit

Artist and composer Maria Schneider has criticised YouTube publicly several times in the past. For example this open letter in 2016 calling the service “a resounding disaster” for musicians; and this piece...
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HFA is now included in to Eminem publisher’s Spotify lawsuit

In August last year, music publisher Eight Mile Style sued Spotify, accusing the streaming service of willful copyright infringement. The company, which represents Eminem’s works, claimed that Spotify made available...
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Spotify and Kobalt fall out over Eminem copyright lawsuit

In August last year, we reported on a copyright infringement lawsuit filed against Spotify by Eminem’s publisher Eight Mile Style, based on around 250 songs from the company’s catalogue. The latest development...
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Spotify CEO: ‘Long term, we do expect Apple to open up’

It’s all gone a bit quiet on the antitrust complaint front regarding Spotify versus Apple. Spotify filed a complaint in Europe against Apple more than a year ago, sparking a sharp rebuttal from the tech giant. We’re...
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Canadian firm VoxTonePro files lawsuit over Spotify Ad Studio

Spotify is facing another lawsuit, although this one isn’t focusing on licensing or royalties. Instead, a Canadian company called VoxTonePro is accusing the streaming service of stealing its trade secrets, and using them...
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StubHub faces class action lawsuit over coronavirus refunds

With a huge number of festivals and concerts postponed or cancelled entirely amid the coronavirus pandemic, event organisers and ticketing companies have been mulling their options. One solution is to offer customers ticket...
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Label-led piracy lawsuit against ISP Grande is postponed

The latest label-led copyright infringement lawsuit against an ISP in the US was focusing on Texan ISP Grande Communications. However the case has been postponed until September. The reason given was that the court only...
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German court ruling smacks down ‘stream manipulation’ site

A Berlin court has issued an injunction against a website accused by the music industry of being focused on stream manipulation. Global body the IFPI and German industry body BVMI celebrated the ruling against Followerschmiede·de,...
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NMPA and Peloton settle publishing lawsuit with new partnership

The US National Music Publishers Association has settled the copyright infringement lawsuit with fitness firm Peloton, which was brought last year by 14 of its publisher members. The terms have not been announced, but the...
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Pro Music Rights extends streaming lawsuits beyond Spotify

In November 2019, we reported on the latest lawsuit filed against Spotify by music rightsholders: Sosa Entertainment and its sister firm Pro Music Rights. Sosa was claiming that it had not been paid the full royalties for...
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Grammys fallout continues as Portnow and Katz respond

There’s an awards this week, y’say? The Grammys will undoubtedly make a splash as usual, but the event continues to be overshadowed by the fallout from president and CEO Deborah Dugan being placed on administrative leave,...