Music Industry News

TuneIn Downplays Its Major Label Legal Defeat — “The Judgment Will Have Very Little Impact”

Last week, TuneIn suffered a legal defeat against two of the major labels on copyright infringement grounds. In the UK-based decision, TuneIn was found liable for streaming stations based outside of the country.  In his decision, judge Colin Birss in London found in favor of Warner Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment, while also issuing a […]

The post TuneIn Downplays Its Major Label Legal Defeat — “The Judgment Will Have Very Little Impact” appeared first on Digital Music News.

Music Industry News

The War Between the RIAA and Cox Communications Continues — Both Sides Seek Summary Judgments

The RIAA’s long-running war against Cox — and broadband ISPs in general — is entering a new chapter. The Recording Industry Association Of America (RIAA), which principally represents Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, and Sony Music Entertainment, and ISP Cox Communications are preparing to battle each other in the US District Court for the […]

The post The War Between the RIAA and Cox Communications Continues — Both Sides Seek Summary Judgments appeared first on Digital Music News.

Music Industry News

Payback Begins: Taylor Swift Confirms Her Intentions to Re-Record Albums 1-5

Taylor Swift is about to make life very complicated for music industry heavyweights Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta. Earlier today (August 22nd), Taylor Swift confirmed during an interview with Robin Roberts on “Good Morning America” that she intends to re-record her first 5 albums so that she can gain control over the songs’ master recordings. […]

The post Payback Begins: Taylor Swift Confirms Her Intentions to Re-Record Albums 1-5 appeared first on Digital Music News.

Music Industry News

YouTube Overhauls Its Copyright Claim Rules for “Very Short Clips” of Music — Rights Owners May Not Like the Changes

YouTube is making some broad changes to how it handles copyright claims of ‘brief unintentional clips’ of music. The new system is supposed to make the copyright claim system fairer to content creators.   The intention is to stop small bits of music from causing copyright holders to go nuts with strikes. We’re not sure how […]

The post YouTube Overhauls Its Copyright Claim Rules for “Very Short Clips” of Music — Rights Owners May Not Like the Changes appeared first on Digital Music News.

Music Industry News

Nintendo Drops The Hammer on YouTube Music Channels — Virtually Guaranteeing an Increase In Piracy

Nintendo is hitting YouTube channels featuring popular game soundtrack with copyright strikes. Many channels are voluntarily shutting down in the wake of the strikes. Several YouTube channels shut down yesterday after Nintendo issued repeated copyright strikes. The GilvaSunner channel had over 300,000 subscribers. The owner shared a screenshot of his inbox of dozens of copyright […]

The post Nintendo Drops The Hammer on YouTube Music Channels — Virtually Guaranteeing an Increase In Piracy appeared first on Digital Music News.

Music Industry News

In a Major EU Test, DailyMotion Fined €5.5 Million for Failing to Remove Infringing Content

In a well-watched case, Dailymotion has been tagged with a €5.5 million ($6.1 million) fine for failing to proactively remove copyrighted videos. French video-sharing website Dailymotion has been fined €5.5 million (about $6.1 million) by Italy’s Court of Rome; the sum will be paid to Mediaset, the largest commercial broadcaster in Italy. Mediaset initially filed […]

The post In a Major EU Test, DailyMotion Fined €5.5 Million for Failing to Remove Infringing Content appeared first on Digital Music News.