The music industry’s fight against stream-ripping services continues, with German labels claiming the latest victory.
UK study finds a sharp increase in online music infringers
Piracy isn’t as big a headline issue for the music industry nowadays as it was in the early 2000s. Which doesn’t mean it has gone away.
Indian ISPs ordered to block access to stream-ripping websites
The IFPI and its member bodies have been taking on stream-ripping websites for several years now, seeing them as a new frontier for music piracy.
Belarus changes rules for rightsholders from ‘unfriendly’ countries
Alexander Lukashenko’s support of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has had a knock-on effect for his country’s international status.
ISP faces $46.8m damages after losing piracy battle
Record label lawsuits against ISPs for piracy conducted by the latter’s customers feels like a story from a different age.
Google hits new milestone of 6bn URL delisting requests
Happy ‘Rightsholders Have Asked You To Remove More Than 6bn Links To Copyright Infringing Sites Day’ Google.
Podcasts give Spotify another copyright headache: film piracy
Spotify’s expansion into podcasting brought a headache: the risk that people would upload copyrighted music to its platform as podcasts.
UK mobile operators to begin blocking access to piracy sites
The BPI is celebrating this morning after securing an expansion of the UK’s regime for blocking music piracy sites and apps.
IFPI involved in latest crackdown on piracy sites in Brazil
The IFPI is preparing for a new round of action targeting piracy in Brazil including “over 400 infringing music apps”.
Messaging app Telegram now has 700m monthly active users
The milestone came with more news: the launch of a premium subscription tier where users will pay a monthly fee.
EUIPO piracy report compares music to other entertainment
The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has published its latest ‘Intellectual Property and Youth Scoreboard’ report.
RIAA steps up its efforts to tackle music piracy on Discord
Discord is a wonderful platform for community building, and a number of musicians are already reaping the benefits.