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Entries in 'copyright' (76)

Bachman

Canada extends recording copyright term, 'but what about authors' rights?'

With Canada having just passed into law an extension to the copyright length of sound recordings, musician and songwriter Randy ...

by Emmanuel Legrand
on Jun 26th 2015 at 10:39AM
Parliament

Government 'considering options' on private copying exception

The Government is now considering its options on the private copying exception, having had current legislation denounced as unlawful by ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jun 22nd 2015 at 2:53PM
Australia

Australian copyright bill expected to be passed within weeks

A copyright amendment bill was submitted to the House of Representatives in Canberra, Australia this week, which, when passed, will ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jun 12th 2015 at 9:47AM
BPI

BPI launches online copyright protection portal

BPI launched its new Copyright Protection Portal at a Midem press conference in Cannes on Saturday, June 6.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jun 6th 2015 at 12:59PM

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TPB

Dutch Attorney General refers Pirate Bay case to European Court Of Justice

The Netherlands’ attorney general Robert van Peursem has said that he wants the European Court Of Justice to evaluate whether ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jun 3rd 2015 at 10:38AM
MusicTank to debate private copy exception

MusicTank to debate private copy exception

Music industry think tank and business information hub MusicTank has confirmed the speakers for its forthcoming debate on private copy ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on May 29th 2015 at 11:38AM
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

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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
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

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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
Kim dotcom

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

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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
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
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