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Canada's copyright extension excludes authors, CISAC responds

Canada's copyright extension excludes authors, CISAC responds

CISAC has responded to plans from the Canadian government to extend the term of copyright for sound recordings, excluding authors ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on May 7th 2015 at 10:57AM
Blurred Lines

Pharrell legal team requests Blurred Lines retrial

Pharrell Williams’ legal team has filed a motion requesting a retrial following the court ruling in March that found him ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on May 5th 2015 at 11:31AM
Pallante

US Register of Copyright backs performance rights

The US Register of Copyrights, Maria Pallante, has asked Congress to act on a wide range of copyright issues, including ...

by Emmanuel Legrand
on May 1st 2015 at 10:17AM
Donovan

How John Lennon and Donovan dreamt up digital distribution... in the 1960s

Digital distribution may have only reached its true potential relatively recently, but the concept of artists reaching music fans directly ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Apr 23rd 2015 at 3:52PM

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Canada to extend artist copyright to 70 years

Canada to extend artist copyright to 70 years

The government of Canada has announced plans to extend the term of copyright for sound recordings from 50 to 70 ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Apr 22nd 2015 at 11:32AM
Frances Moore

IFPI: 'Music industry missing out on billions' thanks to flaw in copyright legislation

The IFPI is taking action against what it sees as an abuse of safe harbour rules by platforms like YouTube ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Apr 14th 2015 at 1:13PM
Maas

Ministers in France and Germany move to prioritise creators' rights in Europe

Ministers in France and Germany have moved to prioritise creators' rights in Europe's policy agenda.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Apr 8th 2015 at 9:55AM
Universal Music Group wins 'Pyrrhic victory' against MP3tunes

Universal Music Group wins 'Pyrrhic victory' against MP3tunes

Universal Music Group spent $12 million to win a “Pyrrhic victory” against bankrupt digital music service MP3tunes and its founder ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Apr 7th 2015 at 10:46AM

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Kim Dotcom loses civil forfeiture against US

Megaupload and Mega founder Kim Dotcom has lost a civil forfeiture case against the US Government, which means that it ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Mar 27th 2015 at 10:19AM
Pharrell

Pharrell Williams: Blurred Lines verdict 'handicaps creators'

The Blurred Lines verdict "handicaps any creator out there who is making something that might be inspired by something else,” ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Mar 20th 2015 at 10:17AM
Vick Bain

Music Week poll: Blurred Lines verdict unfair Gated Content

Nearly three quarters of respondents to a Music Week poll disagree with the ruling that decided Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 19th 2015 at 9:58AM
Bjoyn

Producer Bjorn Lynne accuses Universal of 'hijacking' his music

Norwegian producer Bjorn Lynne (pictured) has accused Universal Music Group of "hijacking" his music to use in YouTube ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 18th 2015 at 12:40PM

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Blurred Lines poll

POLL: Do you agree with the Blurred Lines verdict?

Yesterday, a Californian jury decided that Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I.’s Blurred Lines breached the copyright of Marvin Gaye’s ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 12th 2015 at 11:35AM
Robin Thicke

Blurred Lines verdict 'doesn't set a new precedent and shouldn't stifle creativity'

It was decided by a Californian court earlier this week that Blurred Lines, the hit single by Pharrell Williams, ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Mar 12th 2015 at 10:36AM
Creators join forces to lobby US Congress

Creators join forces to lobby US Congress

Over 1,500 creators have signed a letter sent to to US Congress "affirming core copyright principles held by the creative ...

by Emmanuel Legrand
on Mar 11th 2015 at 3:15PM
Pharrell

Marvin Gaye's family awarded $7.3m in Blurred Lines trial

A Californian jury has decided that Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I.’s Blurred Lines breached the copyright of Marvin Gaye’s ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Mar 11th 2015 at 11:00AM

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EU Court

Mobile companies not liable for users' copyright infringement, says EU court

The European Court of Justice has ruled that technology companies do not need to compensate copyright-holders when private copies of ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Mar 9th 2015 at 2:31PM
Blurred Lines

Blurred Lines trial set for resolution today

The trial to determine whether Robin Thicke and Pharell Williams plagiarised parts of the late Marvin Gaye's 1997 track Got ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 6th 2015 at 3:06PM
ASCAP

ASCAP hits the $1bn threshold in revenues

ASCAP has become the first performance rights society in the world to report revenues in excess of $1 billion.

by Emmanuel Legrand
on Mar 3rd 2015 at 11:00AM
US

US Copyright Office makes proposals to modernise music licensing

The United Sates music industry is preparing for a major overhaul of its copyright framework following the disclosure on February ...

by Emmanuel Legrand
on Feb 6th 2015 at 10:03AM
Parliament

Government backs down over removal of copyright protection for unpublished works

The Government has halted a proposed move that would see law protecting the copyright of certain unpublished sound recordings up ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jan 29th 2015 at 3:31PM
Finland

Finland to introduce private copying compensation

Finland is to introduce a government fund to compensate artists for the private copying of music and films.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Dec 15th 2014 at 10:29AM
YouTube launches music copyright tracking feature

YouTube launches music copyright tracking feature

YouTube has launched a new feature called Content ID that will determine if an uploaded video contains copyrighted music.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Dec 9th 2014 at 11:02AM
Grooveshark to launch digital radio app

Grooveshark to launch digital radio app

Grooveshark will launch a radio service application in January in an attempt to legitimise the services offered by the company.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Dec 9th 2014 at 10:24AM