Fabric saved from closure after police prompt licence review over drug deaths
Fabric saved from closure after police prompt licence review over drug deaths

19 December 2014

London nightclub Fabric has been saved from closure, following a licence review by Islington Council last night. The review was prompted by police,...

Now Pirate Bay Facebook is deleted, though file-sharing levels seemingly unaffected
Now Pirate Bay Facebook is deleted, though file-sharing levels seemingly unaffected

18 December 2014

As the future of The Pirate Bay remains uncertain following the server raid in Sweden that took it offline last week, Torrentfreak has...

Apple defeats anti-trust case over iPod software
Apple defeats anti-trust case over iPod software

17 December 2014

It took the jury in the big Apple anti-trust case less than three hours yesterday to rule that the IT giant had not...

Pirate Bay operators taking a break as copycat sites gain momentum
Pirate Bay operators taking a break as copycat sites gain momentum

16 December 2014

One of the current operators of The Pirate Bay has told Torrentfreak that the community of up to 50 people who have run...

BPI unblocks FilesTube
BPI unblocks FilesTube

15 December 2014

So this is novel. A one-time piracy website has been officially un-web-blocked in the UK after relaunching itself as a licensed video aggregator. FilesTube...

US movie industry investigating if web-blocks can be secured under existing law
US movie industry investigating if web-blocks can be secured under existing law

12 December 2014

It's no secret that the Motion Picture Association Of America would like some web-blocking to occur on its patch. It's boss bigged up...

The Pirate Bay remains offline, despite previous claims of resilience against raids
The Pirate Bay remains offline, despite previous claims of resilience against raids

11 December 2014

The Pirate Bay remains unaccessible today, following the raid on a server hosting company in Stockholm earlier this week that took the site...

The Pirate Bay down after Stockholm server raid
The Pirate Bay down after Stockholm server raid

10 December 2014

Swedish police yesterday seized servers, computers and other equipment used by the big bad Pirate Bay, knocking the always controversial file-sharing platform offline. The...

Viagogo comments on proposed secondary ticketing rules
Viagogo comments on proposed secondary ticketing rules

9 December 2014

Secondary ticketing company Viagogo yesterday commented on efforts to include a few lines regulating the resale of tickets online in new consumer rights...

Grooveshark launches 'radio' app licensed via SoundExchange
Grooveshark launches 'radio' app licensed via SoundExchange

8 December 2014

While some have predicted the imminent demise of Grooveshark in the wake of the digital firm's legal defeat in one of its disputes...

Parklife Festival fined £70,000 over Mum text
Parklife Festival fined £70,000 over Mum text

5 December 2014

Organisers of Manchester's Parklife festival have been fined £70,000 after they sent out a promotional text message ahead of this year's event which...

Kim Dotcom's lawyers get to negotiate with Hong Kong authorities over asset freeze
Kim Dotcom's lawyers get to negotiate with Hong Kong authorities over asset freeze

4 December 2014

After a run of bad luck, things are possibly starting to turn in Kim Dotcom's favour, though the latest development in Hong Kong...

New report champions economic importance of creative industries
New report champions economic importance of creative industries

3 December 2014

A new report by EY, commissioned by the European Grouping Of Societies Of Authors And Composers (which really is a thing, people call...

MegaUpload founder to remain on bail
MegaUpload founder to remain on bail

2 December 2014

MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom will not have his bail revoked despite efforts by New Zealand prosecutors backed by the US authorities, which are...

BMG and Round Hill sue US net provider for failing to act over file-sharing users
BMG and Round Hill sue US net provider for failing to act over file-sharing users

1 December 2014

Just ahead of last week's Thanksgiving festivities of turkey guzzling and mad midnight shopping sprees, BMG and Round Hill Music filed a lawsuit...

More web-blocks instigated
More web-blocks instigated

28 November 2014

Good news for fans of the line "Sorry, the web page you have requested is not available, we received an order from the...

"Broke" Kim Dotcom to find out about bail status tomorrow

27 November 2014

MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom should find out tomorrow whether he is heading back to prison after a long hearing earlier today on allegations...

Industry seeks judicial review on private copy right
Industry seeks judicial review on private copy right

26 November 2014

As expected, the UK music industry is set to fight the private copy exemption added to British copyright law earlier this year through...

IFPI report hones in on labels' investment in music
IFPI report hones in on labels' investment in music

25 November 2014

Ah, record companies, remember them? Investing in new artists; helping acts hone their musical style; partnering the best musicians, songwriters and production talent;...

MPAA has a go at getting file-sharing site homepages de-listed on Google
MPAA has a go at getting file-sharing site homepages de-listed on Google

24 November 2014

Hollywood trade body the Motion Picture Association Of America recently had a sneaky go at having the homepages of a plethora of file-sharing...

Lords pass proposed secondary ticketing regulations
Lords pass proposed secondary ticketing regulations

21 November 2014

The House Of Lords yesterday voted - just - to include a new clause in the Consumer Rights Bill that would force people...

Billboard to include streaming and single track sales data in US album chart
Billboard to include streaming and single track sales data in US album chart

20 November 2014

Billboard, having adding streaming data into its main singles chart back in 2012, has announced that it will include the same in the...

Irving Azoff continues to put pressure on YouTube over song rights
Irving Azoff continues to put pressure on YouTube over song rights

19 November 2014

Despite being best known as a veteran artist manager and, from his time co-running Live Nation, a key player in live music, Irving...

Judge indicates that public performance right might apply to pre-1972 recordings in New York State too
Judge indicates that public performance right might apply to pre-1972 recordings in New York State too

18 November 2014

So the whole pre-1972 thing is getting very interesting indeed in the US, and arguably rather bizarre, in that recent rulings suggest that...

Band Aid 30 recorded, debuted and on sale now
Band Aid 30 recorded, debuted and on sale now

17 November 2014

So what did we learn this weekend? Well, mainly that, while God is happy to accept thanks for ensuring famine remains confined to...

Warner announces deal with Chinese internet giant
Warner announces deal with Chinese internet giant

14 November 2014

Warner Music has announced an alliance with Chinese internet giant Tencent which, says the major label, is the "first-ever master distribution partnership between...

YouTube unveils Music Key
YouTube unveils Music Key

13 November 2014

Ah, YouTube. Do you remember YouTube? It's where you used to go to access the very latest episodes of your favourite American TV...

Merlin reportedly signs up to YouTube's subscription service
Merlin reportedly signs up to YouTube's subscription service

12 November 2014

YouTube has signed a licensing deal with indie label digital rights agency Merlin for its much-delayed subscription streaming service, or so says the...

Significant jail time for former Dancing Jesus file-sharers
Significant jail time for former Dancing Jesus file-sharers

11 November 2014

Setting a precedent for the first time, in the UK at least, that operating an online file-sharing community can equate to running a...

Brand new week, more frickin Taylor Swift
Brand new week, more frickin Taylor Swift

10 November 2014

The boss of Taylor Swift label Big Machine, Scott Borchetta, confirmed on Friday that it was Spotify's freemium level that caused the singer...

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