Google pledges to further demote piracy sites in search listings
Google pledges to further demote piracy sites in search listings

20 October 2014

Google has made another commitment to downgrade piracy sites in its search engine results based on takedown notices issued under America's Digital Millennium...

Web-blocking begins in Iceland
Web-blocking begins in Iceland

17 October 2014

With web-blocking now a tip top poptastic tactic for combating online piracy, Iceland has joined the web-blockade party by issuing a court injunction...

Labels look set to win pre-1972 lawsuit against Sirius after Flo & Eddie ruling
Labels look set to win pre-1972 lawsuit against Sirius after Flo & Eddie ruling

16 October 2014

The recent court win for songwriters Flo & Eddie in their royalties dispute with US satellite radio firm Sirius XM has had an...

Dancing Jesus file-sharer changes plea to guilty
Dancing Jesus file-sharer changes plea to guilty

16 October 2014

Both the men prosecuted for infringing copyright via one-time file-sharing forum Dancing Jesus have now pleaded guilty to illegally distributing music, according to...

Kesha and Dr Luke enter legal battle over sexual assault allegations
Kesha and Dr Luke enter legal battle over sexual assault allegations

15 October 2014

Kesha has made a number of serious allegations against pop producer Dr Luke, real name Lukasz Gottwald, whose label and music publishing outfit...

Ford fires back at Alliance Of Artists And Recording Companies
Ford fires back at Alliance Of Artists And Recording Companies

15 October 2014

Ford has hit back in the previously reported legal battle instigated by the often forgotten (or entirely forgotten until this lawsuit) Alliance Of...

Industry faces new copyright data challenge following collapse of GRD
Industry faces new copyright data challenge following collapse of GRD

15 October 2014

"What next following the collapse of the music publishing sector's Global Repertoire Database?" asks CMU Business Editor Chris Cooke in the latest edition...

Yes way, Cliff Richard is going on tour
Yes way, Cliff Richard is going on tour

15 October 2014

Perhaps over-optimistically or perhaps not, Cliff Richard has confirmed that he'll 'hit the road' next year for a series of shows celebrating his...

Copyright education should begin with the rights owners, says CMU Business Editor
Copyright education should begin with the rights owners, says CMU Business Editor

13 October 2014

Hot on the heels of Mike Weatherley MP's report on copyright education, published on Friday, CMU Business Editor Chris Cooke has penned a...

Mike Weatherley stands down as IP Advisor to the PM
Mike Weatherley stands down as IP Advisor to the PM

13 October 2014

Following the publication of that there copyright education report last week, Mike Weatherley MP has announced he is stepping down from his role...

Paul Gambaccini will not be charged over assault claims
Paul Gambaccini will not be charged over assault claims

13 October 2014

Broadcaster and 'talking head' Paul Gambaccini will face no criminal action regarding alleged historic sex crimes, it's been confirmed, due to a lack...

Justin Timberlake and wife suing Heat mag
Justin Timberlake and wife suing Heat mag

13 October 2014

Justin Timberlake and his wife, actress Jessica Biel, have each filed separate defamation claims against semi-'glossy' celeb mag Heat, according to various Irish...

Mike Weatherley launches copyright education report
Mike Weatherley launches copyright education report

10 October 2014

Mike Weatherley MP, Intellectual Property Advisor to David Cameron, has published the third of his copyright reports this morning, this one called 'Copyright...

Pras sues New York Post over cancelled benefit gig claims
Pras sues New York Post over cancelled benefit gig claims

9 October 2014

One time Fugee Pras ain’t happy with the New York Post, and he’s firing up his litigation machine to prove it. The New York...

Former radio DJ and Savile associate in court over rape charges
Former radio DJ and Savile associate in court over rape charges

8 October 2014

A former radio DJ and friend of Jimmy Savile was in a Manchester court (pictured) yesterday to face eighteen charges of rape and...

Collins Long announces new partner and employment law practice
Collins Long announces new partner and employment law practice

8 October 2014

Music and entertainment law firm Collins Long has announced the appointment of Praveen Bhatia as a Partner at the business. Joining the company...

BPI launches private prosecution against former file-sharing site
BPI launches private prosecution against former file-sharing site

7 October 2014

Record label trade group the BPI has confirmed that a trial against two people involved with a defunct file-sharing forum called Dancing Jesus...

Hugo Boss accused of ripping off The xx for ad
Hugo Boss accused of ripping off The xx for ad

7 October 2014

XL affiliate Young Turks has cried foul on Hugo Boss for an advert it put out earlier this year with a soundtrack that...

Dappy facing prison term following latest assault conviction
Dappy facing prison term following latest assault conviction

7 October 2014

If the complexities of Dappy's various convictions for assault weren't already confusing enough, sentencing on his latest has been referred to another court...

Grooveshark responds to ruling in Universal litigation
Grooveshark responds to ruling in Universal litigation

6 October 2014

Grooveshark has issued a statement following last week's potentially crippling legal ruling which said that the digital firm was liable for copyright infringement...

EMI Publishing faces new lawsuit on foreign royalties over Daydream Believer
EMI Publishing faces new lawsuit on foreign royalties over Daydream Believer

6 October 2014

The Sony/ATV-controlled EMI Music Publishing is facing another lawsuit on the issue of fees taken by the music publishing major's foreign subsidiaries. The...

Date set for Terra Firma and Citigroup's EMI deal retrial
Date set for Terra Firma and Citigroup's EMI deal retrial

6 October 2014

Ah, remember when Terra Firma owned EMI? They were happy, heady days. I miss em. The job culls. The amusing statements from big...

Flo & Eddie follow up win in Sirius lawsuit by suing Pandora
Flo & Eddie follow up win in Sirius lawsuit by suing Pandora

3 October 2014

On a roll after their recent legal win against Sirius XM, Flo & Eddie, once of The Turtles, have now filed litigation in...

Roam responds to Beats lawsuit against its founder
Roam responds to Beats lawsuit against its founder

2 October 2014

Following on from the news that Apple and Beats were suing a self-proclaimed co-founder of the over-priced headphone brand, that man, Steve Lamar,...

Dr Fox arrested in relation to alleged sexual offences
Dr Fox arrested in relation to alleged sexual offences

1 October 2014

Police yesterday arrested presenter Neil Fox in relation to alleged sexual offences. The arrest took place at the studios of Magic FM, where...

Judge reviews MP3tunes ruling
Judge reviews MP3tunes ruling

1 October 2014

A US judge has cut back the mega-damages MP3tunes founder Michael Robertson was ordered to pay for enabling rampant copyright infringement. Though the...

Former Universal exec jailed for three years
Former Universal exec jailed for three years

1 October 2014

Former Universal Music exec Duncan Schwier has been sentenced to three years in prison for defrauding the company of almost £650,000. As previously reported,...

Grooveshark dealt a blow in label lawsuit number two
Grooveshark dealt a blow in label lawsuit number two

30 September 2014

Hot on the heels of the record industry pushing for a final summary judgement in its favour in its first lawsuit against Grooveshark,...

Dave Lee Travis sentence reviewed for undue leniency following complaints
Dave Lee Travis sentence reviewed for undue leniency following complaints

30 September 2014

The Attorney General's Office is considering complaints that Dave Lee Travis's three month suspended sentence for indecent assault was too lenient. As previously...

Beats sues 'co-founder' for calling himself co-founder
Beats sues 'co-founder' for calling himself co-founder

30 September 2014

When I write my opera about the history of the Beats company - which includes a great scene just after the interval with...

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