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Universal signs total deal for Elton’s copyrights

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Share this post Over 250 copyrights are covered by the deal signed today by Universal Music Publishing Group for Elton John’s back catalogue. The worldwide agreements administer the post-1974 publishing interests of Elton John and his collaborator, Bernie Taupin. As … Continue reading

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RIAA email spells trouble for amateur online stations

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Share this post Streaming radio service Live365 is being scrutinised by the Recording Artist Association of America (RIAA) which is interested in user-generated stations that do not properly comply with various DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) statutes. The RIAA says … Continue reading

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Chinese music firm files 50 piracy lawsuits

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Share this post It’s interesting that a Chinese company – a part of thew world normally notorious for copyright violation – is suing other chinese firms for just that. The Chinese-based music and video company, Guangdong Meika Music and Video, … Continue reading

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iTunes “only” on 54 per cent

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Share this post According to The Register an Xtn Data study suggests that iTunes, at 54%, has the biggest digital music market share in the UK, while Napster has 10%, Wippit 8%, MyCokeMusic 6%, MSN 5%, Virgin Digital 3%, Tesco … Continue reading

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DRM CDs are turning music away say retailers

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Share this post Really? You don#039t say. Copy-protected CDs are turning music fans off record buying say retailers in the US. Thus retailers themselves are starting to consider throwing out DRM#039d CDs. Great news for fans – bad news for … Continue reading

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Fresh crackdown on illegal music filesharers – here we go again

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Share this post Guess what? 50 individuals and companies who illegally uploaded music tracks from the web will be hit with legal action. For more news see: Fresh crackdown on illegal music filesharers – Ireland Online: addict3d.orgFresh crackdown on illegal … Continue reading

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Gina Harkell on being sued – MP3

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Share this post Gina Harkell speaks about her experience being sued by the BPI after her son downloaded music illegally.

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Blanket license could help home copying

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Share this post [Copyright conference coverage]: Alexander Ross Partner, Wiggin: Thanks to EU copyright directive there has to be a levy system. Fair compensation is all it allows for – which might be zero. If we introduced a private copy … Continue reading

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Pete Jenner on Podcasting

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Share this post Pete Jenner (former manager of Pink Floyd) on why Podcasting is cool: “Podcasting feels like FM radio did in the 60s.” (Jenner is the second speaker).

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Consumers won’t comply with heavy restrictions

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Share this post [Copyright conference coverage] Steve Greenfield, Snr Lecturer in Law, Univ. Westminster (pictured, standing), said: “Consumers will NOT comply when you try to restrict what they do to consumer content. Eleven years olds now interact with the music … Continue reading

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