Online copyright infringement of music over file-sharing services is trending downwards in Australia, according to Spotify research, but it is still a big problem.
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The Singapore government is mulling over plans to block websites that offer pirated content including movies and music, along with other efforts to curb online piracy.
Illegal music downloads are causing the country's record companies to bleed with lower CD sales and local artistes are not helped by a complex copyright registration system.
Music streaming service launches in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong, and is betting legally-free music will subsequently compel users to pay for content and eradicate music piracy in the region.
Chinese Internet company resolves US$8.6 million music piracy lawsuit with four music companies including Universal Music and Warner Music, which also ink a deal to allow users to download songs legally for free.
Germany’s highest court today ruled that parents are not responsible if their children illegally download music - provided that they did everything reasonable to make sure their kids knew what they were doing wrong.
The first person fined under the Sarkozy-era Hadopi law is a 40-year-old man whose soon-to-be-ex-wife downloaded Rihanna songs over his internet connection.
Research from the web giant and the PRS shows that unlawful file-sharing is getting more popular in the UK, but money is also flowing in from legal alternatives
Easy access to a wide catalogue with multiple payment options gives Flipkart a firm position in the market and first serious threat to music piracy.
As I caught up with my relatives over our annual lunar new year gatherings earlier this week, I was asked a question that had popped up many times before: "How do I download music on iTunes?"And the answer has always been the same: "You can't if you're in Asia (outside of Japan).
Settlement with U.S. record companies such as Warner Music and Universal Music in July sees U.S. government removing Chinese search giant from list of "notorious markets" sustaining piracy, report states.
Grooveshark.com said yesterday that a lawsuit accusing it of posting copyrighted music is based on a "gross mischaracterisation of information".
A deal between the UK ISP and the Swedish music-streaming service could cut online copyright infringement, Virgin Media's regulatory chief has argued
The National Broadband Network Company today confirmed it had hired Sabiene Heindl, one of the most high-profile executives working for the music industry's Australian anti-piracy taskforce, Music Industry Piracy Investigations (MIPI).
Could digital music lockers in the cloud from the likes of Apple, Amazon and Google could be just the way to curb online music pirating? Some U.S. government officials certainly think so.
newsmaker Accessibility of digital music plays pivotal role in curbing piracy while cloud services must ensure optimal consumer experience, says Universal Music's global head of digital business, Rob Wells.
Smartphone ubiquity, and better social and music discovery experience result in booming mobile music streaming market despite online radio and free downloads, say market watchers.
Hollywood studios should back-down from pushing for tougher copyright laws and make movies and music for nix, according to a piracy expert.
The music industry has long bemoaned file-sharing programs and web sites as gateways for rampant digital piracy. But it may only be half the story.
The Australian arms of the music and film industry have won a victory against piracy with the news that Sydney man Yong Hong Lin has been handed a three-month jail term for selling illegal imported discs from his Eastwood music and movie store.
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