A code that will see Australians sent warning notices for alleged infringement of TV shows, films, and music online has been lodged with the Australian Communications and Media Authority.
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The Israeli tech firm announced the beta launch of WixMusic, a platform designed to give indie musicians a way to market their brand and sell their music online.
Film studios and ISPs have released a new draft code that is aimed at curbing the number of Australians who illicitly download TV shows, films, and music online.
Australia's internet service providers have expressed their eagerness to work with the government to continue the fight against internet piracy.
The public's view on the Australian government's plans to crack down on online piracy is being censored by the Attorney-General's Department.
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.
In a strongly-worded email to Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Village Roadshow Co-CEO Graham Burke has said the company will not attend an upcoming public forum on copyright infringement because it will be dominated by "crazies".
Content owners have claimed the launch of a new guide for buying TV shows, films, music and games online shuts down claims that Australians download copyright infringing material because it is not available legitimately.
ISPs should work toward a voluntary scheme to crack down on online piracy or face new legislation when the Copyright Act is overhauled, Australian Attorney-General George Brandis has said.
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.
Psy's "Gangnam Style" music video was a hit online, but its influence continues to dominate in South Korea.
Hortonworks gets the nod from online music service Spotify, which has picked its Hadoop distro for one of Europe's biggest commercial clusters.
Following last week's Microsoft-Nokia buyout, the smartphone maker has shut down its online music store Ovi in India, making it accessible only via mobile apps on Nokia devices.
Microsoft continues to expand support for Xbox Music with iOS and Android apps now available for online streaming of over 30 million songs. Free web streaming is now also available for consumers.
Country's copyright watchdog will supervise e-commerce sites such as Apple's online store and Amazon as part of the country's efforts to curb online piracy and address complaints from content producers.
After having three hit singles, Lowenstein created Stageit, an award-winning online music venue streaming six performances a day. But concerts are just the beginning.
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.
If the fight against online piracy involves winning the hearts and minds of the general public, then I despair for the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand.
The French anti-piracy authority Hadopi recently published a report outlining possible measures to fight copyright infringement online that could see the organisation facing an overhaul. Others would rather it disappeared altogether.
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