Liverpool man arrested over online piracy operation
Liverpool man arrested over online piracy operation

4 September 2015

The City Of London Police's IP Crime Unit, PIPCU, yesterday arrested a 38 year old...

Russian collecting society accused of £5 million embezzlement
Russian collecting society accused of £5 million embezzlement

4 September 2015

Amid confusing developments in the collective licensing domain in Russia - which have seen proposals...

America's Copyright Alert System extended, but only for four months
America's Copyright Alert System extended, but only for four months

4 September 2015

The partnership that resulted in America's Copyright Alert System has been renewed, but for just...

Man convicted over 2013 murder of Grooveshark executive
Man convicted over 2013 murder of Grooveshark executive

4 September 2015

A man from Tampa Bay faces life in prison after being convicted of killing a...

CMU Podcast: Vinyl Revival, EMI's sample amnesty, The Beatles, Kanye West
CMU Podcast: Vinyl Revival, EMI's sample amnesty, The Beatles, Kanye West

4 September 2015

CMU's Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review the week in music and the music business,...

Canadian company accuses majors of anti-competitive behaviour over public domain Beatles tracks
Canadian company accuses majors of anti-competitive behaviour over public domain Beatles tracks

3 September 2015

Stargrove Entertainment, a company that has been releasing public domain Beatles recordings in Canada, has...

US government says former MegaUpload servers ain't its problem
US government says former MegaUpload servers ain't its problem

2 September 2015

Should the US government take over responsibility for the servers that contain lost MegaUpload data?...

Courtney Love settles second defamation lawsuit from fashion designer
Courtney Love settles second defamation lawsuit from fashion designer

2 September 2015

Courtney Love has settled her second defamation battle with fashion designer Dawn Simorangkir. As previously...

Tyler, The Creator accuses UK government of 'treating him like a terrorist'
Tyler, The Creator accuses UK government of 'treating him like a terrorist'

2 September 2015

Tyler, The Creator has accused the British government of treating him "like a terrorist" after...

Music firm takes AM/FM radio to court over pre-1972 recordings
Music firm takes AM/FM radio to court over pre-1972 recordings

1 September 2015

So, this was inevitable, but is nevertheless very interesting. A company that owns a catalogue...

EMI Production Music offers amnesty on previously uncleared samples
EMI Production Music offers amnesty on previously uncleared samples

1 September 2015

Good news for all you dodgy samplers out there, with your sneaky nicking of other...

PRS sues SoundCloud
PRS sues SoundCloud

28 August 2015

So, in what was threatening to be a quiet news week, PRS yesterday informed its...

PRS's memo to members about its SoundCloud litigation
PRS's memo to members about its SoundCloud litigation

28 August 2015

After careful consideration, and following five years of unsuccessful negotiations, we now find ourselves in...

BASCA backs PRS action against SoundCloud
BASCA backs PRS action against SoundCloud

28 August 2015

The British Academy Of Songwriters, Composers And Authors yesterday gave its backing to PRS's litigation...

CMU Beef Of The Week #267: Theresa May v Tyler, The Creator
CMU Beef Of The Week #267: Theresa May v Tyler, The Creator

28 August 2015

So, if there's one thing we learned this week, it's that having Tyler, The Creator...

CMU Podcast: PRS v SoundCloud, MegaUpload, Tyler The Creator, One Direction
CMU Podcast: PRS v SoundCloud, MegaUpload, Tyler The Creator, One Direction

28 August 2015

CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review the week in music and the music business,...

Tyler, The Creator says UK gig cancellations were down to visa issues
Tyler, The Creator says UK gig cancellations were down to visa issues

27 August 2015

So, the "circumstances" that have prevented Tyler, The Creator from playing the Reading and Leeds...

T-Mobile Austria refuses to take recent ruling against rival ISP as reason to web-block
T-Mobile Austria refuses to take recent ruling against rival ISP as reason to web-block

27 August 2015

T-Mobile in Austria has knocked back a request from the local music industry to block...

Lawyers say the US government should buy servers holding lost MegaUpload data
Lawyers say the US government should buy servers holding lost MegaUpload data

26 August 2015

Legal reps for MegaUpload have argued that the American government should buy the shed load...

Video director says The Weeknd promo rips off his work
Video director says The Weeknd promo rips off his work

26 August 2015

A video director called Mitch Moore reckons that the promo for The Weeknd's most recent...

PIPCU has now requested that domain registrars disable 317 piracy sites
PIPCU has now requested that domain registrars disable 317 piracy sites

24 August 2015

The City Of London Police's IP Crime Unit – or PIPCU to its closest allies...

EFF responds to server firm seeking to delete lost MegaUpload files
EFF responds to server firm seeking to delete lost MegaUpload files

24 August 2015

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has re-entered the debate over the lost MegaUpload files after the...

Indonesia introduces web-blocking
Indonesia introduces web-blocking

21 August 2015

Indonesia has joined the web-block party, with The Pirate Bay amongst the sites internet service...

Rightscorp drops appeal over whether or not DMCA subpoenas can be used for anti-piracy letter sending programme
Rightscorp drops appeal over whether or not DMCA subpoenas can be used for anti-piracy letter sending programme

21 August 2015

While the US doesn't have web-blocking as an anti-piracy deterrent, in recent years there has...

CMU Podcast: Baboom, MegaUpload, SFX, The Voice
CMU Podcast: Baboom, MegaUpload, SFX, The Voice

21 August 2015

CMU's Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review the week in music and the music business,...

Dr Dre and Ice Cube request removal from lawsuit relating to Suge Knight homicide case
Dr Dre and Ice Cube request removal from lawsuit relating to Suge Knight homicide case

20 August 2015

Dr Dre and Ice Cube have demanded they be removed from a civil lawsuit that...

Kim Dotcom posts pre-MegaUpload shutdown chat with Universal where collaboration is on the agenda
Kim Dotcom posts pre-MegaUpload shutdown chat with Universal where collaboration is on the agenda

19 August 2015

So this is fun. Kim Dotcom has posted a recording of a phone call he...

Movie industry drops web-block injunction request from MovieTube case
Movie industry drops web-block injunction request from MovieTube case

19 August 2015

The Motion Picture Association Of America has dropped its request for a preliminary injunction that...

Simon Napier-Bell responds to Sinéad O'Connor allegations over live income
Simon Napier-Bell responds to Sinéad O'Connor allegations over live income

19 August 2015

Artist manager Simon Napier-Bell yesterday issued a statement in response to Facebook posts made by...

Server firm seeks to finally delete the old MegaUpload files
Server firm seeks to finally delete the old MegaUpload files

18 August 2015

So, as I'm sure you all remember with some precision, back in 2012 when the...

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