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CMA provisionally clears Sony Music’s acquisition of AWAL

UK competition watchdog the CMA has published its provisional decision on Sony Music's acquisition of distributor and artist services company AWAL.
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CMA to give ‘careful consideration’ to music market study

The UK's competition regulator, the CMA, has responded to the British government's decision to refer a potential market study of the major music companies to it.
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Viagogo sells StubHub’s business outside North America

Viagogo has satisfied the CMA's concerns by selling StubHub's business outside North America to an investment company called Digital Fuel Capital.
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Now Apple will let ‘reader’ apps link out to manage accounts

There is more news on how Apple is adjusting its App Store policies in response to regulatory pressures around the world. Japan is the focus this time.
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Tencent Music ends its exclusive deals with labels

Tencent Music has announced an official end to its exclusive deals with music labels, in response to regulatory moves in China.
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Google announces digital safety changes for kids and teens

The latest announcement from Google includes enabling any under-18 year-old to request the removal of their images from Google Image search results.
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Facebook warns that it could pull out of Europe altogether

American TikTokers have been grappling with the existential (in app terms) question of what they'd do if the app was banned. Now imagine the rumpus if Facebook and Instagram were suddenly unavailable across the whole of Europe. It...
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UK government mulls plans for dedicated internet regulator

After Article 13, what next for the intersection of technology platforms and regulation? Keep your eye on the UK, where the government is reportedly mulling plans to set up a dedicated 'internet regulator' to crack down on...
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UK broadcasters call for more regulation of internet firms

In a year of enhanced scrutiny of internet companies, the latest example is a group of British broadcasters lobbying for Facebook, Google and Twitter to face more regulation by a new watchdog created specifically for the...
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EC presses internet platforms to crack down on illegal content

Yesterday saw a meeting in Brussels between a group of European Commission representatives and (unnamed) internet platforms to discuss illegal content. While piracy was included in the brief, the driving force behind the...
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Spotify and Deezer lobby EC (again) over big-tech gatekeepers

Spotify and Deezer’s CEOs have both signed a letter to European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker calling for the EC to ensure they get a “level playing field” on platforms owned by large US technology companies...
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Spotify, Deezer and SoundCloud launch European lobbying coalition

Music-streaming services Spotify, Deezer and SoundCloud are among the founder members of a new coalition that plans to represent the European digital music industry in Brussels. Streaming service Qobuz, B2B firm 7digital...