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Entries in 'copyright' (62)

David Cameron

Cameron urged to commit to UK's IP Crime Unit

The Prime Minister’s Intellectual Property Advisor Mike Weatherley MP has championed the contribution of the creative industries to the British ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Apr 15th 2014 at 11:00AM
IMPALA

IMPALA calls for music sector contribution to EU copyright consultation

IMPALA has urged the music sector at large to add its voice to a European Union public consultation on copyright ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Feb 4th 2014 at 10:39AM
ReDigi

'Second hand' digital market battle reignited by new ReDigi patent

ReDigi has been at loggerheads with major labels and publishers in recent years thanks to its attempts to establish a ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jan 31st 2014 at 1:22PM
Steve Winwood

Kobalt acquires Steve Winwood song rights, licenses masters for sync

Kobalt Music Copyrights SARL has acquired the worldwide publishing rights to the major catalogue of Steve Winwood.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jan 8th 2014 at 10:14AM

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The Beatles

The Beatles set to release rarities LP in copyright protection bid

A new Beatles LP featuring 59 rare and unheard recordings will be released this week in a bid to renew ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Dec 16th 2013 at 11:01AM
BPI

Copyright thief given 18-month prison sentence

A man who was found to be in possession of one of the largest hauls of hi-tech equipment for use ...

on Dec 4th 2013 at 10:41AM
Grooveshark

PPL asks labels: 'Have you licensed to Grooveshark?'

PPL has sent out another survey to its label members for the BPI, this time asking if they have licensed ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Nov 11th 2013 at 10:46AM
European Union

MEPs call for copyright review to end 'licensing nightmare'

A group of European Parliament members have called for a review of The European Copyright Directive to overhaul a "licensing ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Nov 11th 2013 at 9:50AM

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Copyright term for sound recordings increases from 50 to 70 years today

Copyright term for sound recordings increases from 50 to 70 years today

New rules introduced today will see recorded performers and musicians benefit from an extended length of copyright term in the ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Nov 1st 2013 at 10:42AM
Piracy

UK ISPs forced to block 21 major pirate websites

UK ISPs will block a record 21 copyright-infringing websites by tomorrow after a High Court judge ruled that they should ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Oct 29th 2013 at 1:01PM
Rihanna

Understanding Rihanna vs. Topshop

In March 2012, Topshop started selling a t-shirt featuring a photo of Rihanna taken by an independent photographer. Topshop had ...

on Oct 17th 2013 at 12:22PM
EU

Private copy levy on digital lockers proposed in European Parliament

A proposal to place a levy on digital ‘lockers’ that allow consumers to store their music in the cloud has ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Oct 17th 2013 at 10:55AM

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City of London Police

UK Police target domain name providers in war on piracy

The UK’s newly formed Intellectual Property Crime Unit has altered its approach in the battle against piracy, targeting the providers ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Oct 10th 2013 at 11:02AM
Vimeo

Labels allowed to pursue Vimeo for copyright-infringement in court

A US judge has called into question the “safe harbour” defence in relation to 55 specific videos on Vimeo.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 23rd 2013 at 11:30AM
Sam Tarantino

Grooveshark CEO: "Our slow but steady steps are starting to bear fruit"

Following several legal battles with labels over licensing deals and being banished from app stores, Grooveshark's business is reported to ...

Tina Hart
by Tina Hart
on Sep 18th 2013 at 3:32PM
Village People

Village People's Victor Willis to gain copyright control 35 years on?

Former Village People member Victor Willis is on his way to winning a landmark copyright case that will see him ...

Tina Hart
by Tina Hart
on Sep 11th 2013 at 2:31PM

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RapidShare

GEMA hails 'landmark' court ruling against RapidShare in Germany

Germany’s Federal Court has issued what performance rights organisation GEMA is calling a landmark judgement against RapidShare that will see ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 19th 2013 at 2:10PM
NMPA

US publishers file lawsuit against YouTube multi-channel network Fullscreen

US publishers including Warner/Chappell has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Fullscreen, a multi-channel network (MCN) behind some of YouTube’s ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 7th 2013 at 1:23PM
City of London Police

IP Crime Unit could drive compensation claims for piracy victims - report

New details have emerged about the UK’s IP Crime Unit, which is set to launch next month with £2.5 million ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 5th 2013 at 2:16PM
Finland

Finland to consider 'fairer' copyright law proposed by the public

Finland is the first country in the world where Parliament will vote on a “fairer” copyright law that has been ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Jul 23rd 2013 at 11:03AM
Google

Google chairman: 'Deleting pirate sites from search is against our philosophy'

Google's chairman has said that deleting websites that infringe copyright laws from the search engine's listings is counter to the ...

Tina Hart
by Tina Hart
on Jul 15th 2013 at 11:33AM
Piracy

Attempt to 'unwind' Eircom three-strikes rule dismissed

The Ireland Supreme Court has upheld a decision that would reportedly 'unwind' to the three-strikes rule with regards to illegal ...

Tina Hart
by Tina Hart
on Jul 8th 2013 at 10:19AM
Google

Google URL takedown requests reach over half a million per day

The latest Google transparency report has revealed that the tech giant is now receiving over half a million takedown requests ...

Tina Hart
by Tina Hart
on Jul 2nd 2013 at 11:50AM
Leppard and Younger

New IP Crime Unit set for September launch in the UK

A new police unit aimed at targeting intellectual property crime is set for launch in the UK in September, with ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jun 28th 2013 at 10:19AM
Cary Sherman

RIAA, NMPA applaud White House IP Enforcement update

The Recording Industry Association of America and the National Music Publishers Association have welcomed a new report from the US ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jun 21st 2013 at 3:04PM