Tag: safe harbour

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SACEM boss talks YouTube, blockchain and user-centric streaming royalties

At a recent event organised by collecting society PRS for Music, MEP Mary Honeyball noted that the debate around copyright reform and the ‘value gap’ has split the European Parliament like never before. “We have...
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Stream-ripping music piracy growing ‘aggressively’

A pair of new studies commissioned by British collecting society PRS for Music and the UK's Intellectual Property Office (IPO) claims that stream-ripping is now the "most aggressive" form of music piracy. The term refers...
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Jimmy Iovine blames labels, YouTube and Billboard for bad albums

Apple Music’s Jimmy Iovine has been making waves again, with an interview for Beats 1 in which he criticises labels for their handling of YouTube and safe harbour, suggesting that they are partly responsible for a decline...
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Music rightsholders attack ‘complete tomfoolery’ of YouTube

"There is a massive contradiction in the messages they are giving out... It is complete tomfoolery." BASCA chairman Crispin Hunt was speaking at an event held in London last night by British collecting society PRS for...
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CISAC boss: ‘We are in a medieval dark digital age’

CISAC president and laser-spurting musician Jean-Michel Jarre has been speaking out again about the ‘value gap’ and the music industry’s relationships with big-tech giants. “We must solve the problem of the sustainable...
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sonaBlast Records boss: ‘Copyright needs to be blown up and rethought’

SonaBlast Records was set up by Gill Holland in 2002 in New York and is now based in Kentucky. Holland came from the film business, having worked in and around indie films since the 1990s, serving a stint at the French Film...
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Is the ‘value gap’ debate anywhere near a resolution? (#midem)

Yesterday, we reported on a Midem panel providing the European perspective on the debate about YouTube, safe harbour legislation and the ‘value gap’. Today there was a panel billed as “round two” – although still...
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The European perspective on music’s ‘value gap’ (#midem)

The music industry’s arguments about the ‘value gap’ tend to be summarised as ‘rightsholders versus YouTube’. While that’s often the case, there are wider issues in play here around how internet safe-harbour...
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EC’s Martine Reicherts talks Europe and music (#midem)

Brussels has long held a magnetic draw for music companies and their representative bodies, and technology companies alike. From copyright-reform lobbying to funding schemes, Europe remains a hive of activity. Today, the...
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Irving Azoff provides pithy response to YouTube study

YouTube recently commissioned a study to prove that its service offers more value to the music industry than rightsholders have claimed. Your starter for ten: does industry veteran Irving Azoff agree with its findings?...
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IFPI and BPI hit back at YouTube over cannibalisation report

Did music industry body the IFPI have something to say about the YouTube-commissioned report suggesting that Google's video service isn't cannibalising higher-value streaming services? Of course it did. The global body...
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YouTube-commissioned report tackles music-industry criticism

We’ve heard a lot about YouTube and the ‘value gap’ from music rightsholders in recent months, but now YouTube is opening up a new line of defence against criticism from the music industry. Google’s video service...