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.
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.
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.
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.
Hollywood studios should back-down from pushing for tougher copyright laws and make movies and music for nix, according to a piracy expert.
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.
I have mentioned a few times before my somewhat controversial view on Internet piracy - the end-user downloading (and uploading, to some extent) of mostly videos, music files, software - and the issues which surround it. As this generation of students are the forerunners of the technological age, born into an era where technology has surrounded our upbringings and shapes our future, when the two collide, it makes for interesting news.
Music industry exec testifies in PirateBay trial, blames piracy for industry problems.
Calls to follow the French…
I am on an active quest to learn Spanish, which is a bit complicated at times, as I often find that my developing Spanish language skills mixes with my French to become Franglish (Je suis tres cansado, pero...).
Universal Music Group on Friday said that it will sell "thousands of its albums and tracks" without DRM for a limited time. Universal said in a statement that its test will run from August and January and track "consumer demand, price sensitivity and piracy in regards to the availability of open MP3s.
Tory leader David Cameron has delivered a speechto the AGM of the BPI, and seems to be telling the music industry exactly what it wants to hear.Up to now Cameron has appeared to have taken an informed and un-Tory view of the world - noticeable on green issues - but it seems the rumours of him moving to the right in response to Gordon Brown's appointment as Prime Minister seems justified here:"ISPs can block access and indeed close down offending file-sharing sites.
Does anyone really believe the RIAA when they tell us that 'the sky is falling' from rampant piracy?Just last year, the recording industry, was trying to strong-arm Apple into raising its base price for it's entire DRM-protected music library.
If you follow the digital music business at all, then you know by now that earlier this year, Apple CEO Steve Jobs issued a clarion call (ok, an open letter) to the entertainment confab to free digital content of any digital rights management (DRM) technology: the technology that, in the course of trying to prevent piracy of content, also prevents honest people like you and me from moving iTunes-bought music from an Apple iPod to a non-Apple MP3 player (that's just one example).
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