Report claims piracy sites generate $1.34bn a year from ads
A new report published by consumer group the Digital Citizens Alliance focuses on the advertising side of piracy.
August 18, 2021
Music bodies take down stream-manipulation sites in Brazil
Global industry body the IFPI and its various local members are continuing their fight against stream-manipulation websites, with Brazil the latest frontier in the battle. Yesterday, the IFPI and Pro-Música Brasil announced that...
July 6, 2021
BPI boss praises YouTube and Facebook for anti-piracy progress
Yes, you read that right: 'BPI boss praises YouTube' is not a sentence that we get to write too often in our news coverage. However, the British industry body has been taking part in roundtable discussions, alongside other...
May 5, 2021
UK High Court orders ISPs to block stream-ripping sites
The UK’s High Court has made a pair of rulings that could be extremely significant for the music industry’s battle against stream-ripping and piracy. The judgements came in a case involving online storage service...
February 26, 2021
IFPI and BVMI win injunction against stream-manipulation site
The IFPI and its member bodies are on a drive to crack down on stream-ripping piracy destinations, but ‘streaming manipulation’ sites are also very much on their radar. The latest proof is an injunction issued in Germany...
January 27, 2021
Search traffic to piracy websites dropped by a third in 2020
The music industry has always been keen for search engines (and yes, that includes Bing and others, but really we’re talking about Google here) to do more to downrank piracy sites. Some good news: it seems that the...
January 4, 2021
AudioLock reveals results of piracy-tackling initiative
In March, anti-piracy firm AudioLock teamed up with distributor Label Worx for an initiative called The Music Mission, focused on tackling paid piracy sites. Now it has been talking about the results. It has protected more...
December 17, 2020
RIAA slams Twitter: ‘Piracy on an industrial massive scale’
Yesterday, Music Ally had one of our tweets from 2019 taken down by Twitter due to a copyright notice: for a video we’d recorded showing our experience watching Korn playing a virtual concert in a mobile game, FYI....
December 17, 2020
Ed Sheeran was most pirated artist in the EU in 2018
Surprise surprise! The most pirated artist in the European Union in 2018 was… the most popular artist in the European Union in 2018: Ed Sheeran. A new report from the EU’s Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)...
December 9, 2020
GitHub reinstates YouTube-DL project after RIAA takedown
GitHub is one of the most popular sites for developers in the world, hosting open source code and helping people manage their projects. It's also on a collision course with music rightsholders in the US, over a takedown...
November 17, 2020
One Media prepares to expand TCAT anti-piracy service
TCAT? That would be the Technical Copyright Analysis Tool developed by One Media IP to scan legal digital music services for music that shouldn't be on there (e.g. unauthorised or duplicated releases, or incorrect public...
November 10, 2020
ShareChat taps Audible Magic for copyright-spotting tech
Indian social media company ShareChat has become the latest customer for Audible Magic's rights management and content recognition tech. It will be used to "proactively address both licensed and misuses of copyright media"...
November 10, 2020