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YouTube Can’t Be Forced to Share IP Addresses, Email Addresses of Copyright Infringers, EU Court Rules

Photo Credit: Christian Wiediger The European Union’s Court of Justice has ruled that YouTube is required to provide rightsholders with the postal addresses of alleged copyright infringers, but is not legally obligated to disclose infringers’ IP addresses, email addresses, or phone numbers. The Court delivered the far-reaching ruling as part of a broader interpretation of […]

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British Government Allows Outdoor Concerts, Theater Events to Resume

Photo Credit: Hanny Naibaho The British government has officially given outdoor concerts and theater performances the greenlight to resume amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning tomorrow, July 11th, outdoor theater performances and outdoor concerts can recommence with socially distanced crowds in England. (The other United Kingdom nations are following their own reopening guidelines; Northern Ireland will […]

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Muzak Parent Mood Media Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Photo Credit: Derrick Treadwell Mood Media, the parent company of background music brand Muzak, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Mood Media (formerly Fluid Music Canada) noted its intention to move forward with the Chapter 11 filing in recently published release. Along with the bankruptcy plans, the announcement shed light upon a restructuring support agreement […]

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Live Nation Accused of ‘Systemic Racism’ In Newly-Filed Discrimination Lawsuit

An employee has accused leading concert promoter Live Nation of “systemic racism” in a stunning new discrimination lawsuit. Candace Newman, a furloughed Live Nation tour manager, submitted the complaint to a California federal court, and DMN secured an exclusive copy of the corresponding filing. For additional background, the text indicates that Newman is African American […]

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Black Singer Lady A Breaks Her Silence After Getting Sued by Lady Antebellum (aka the New ‘Lady A’)

Lady A, formerly Lady Antebellum, playing in 2012. Photo Credit: zqvol Lady A, the Seattle-based singer who made headlines when country trio Lady Antebellum (now also performing as Lady A) adopted the professional title she’s used since 1987, has broken her silence after being sued over the name. About one month back, Digital Music News […]

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Napster, iHeartMedia Dropped from Massive Streaming Collusion Lawsuit

In March, performance rights organization Pro Music Rights (PMR) filed a far-reaching lawsuit against an array of companies, including prominent music industry entities such as Apple, Spotify, Deezer, Pandora, iHeartMedia, and Rhapsody, over their allegedly colluding to create an “illegal cartel.” Now, Pro Music Rights has dropped Rhapsody (as well as its Napster music streaming […]