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How Long Will Spotify Allow Bootleg “Podcasts” to Top the Charts?

A substantial number of podcast bootleggers are delivering illegal music to Spotify users, and it’s unclear how — or if — the streaming service will stem the tide of copyright infringement and stolen royalties. According to a report from Pitchfork, a simple-but-effective process allows users to make demos, live recordings, unreleased tracks, and a slew of otherwise unpublished […]

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Lady Gaga Tweets Stolen Images to Criticize Her Music Pirates ⁠— ShutterStock Responds

Photo Credit: Justin Higuchi / CC by 2.0 Lady Gaga caused an uproar on social media when she tweeted ‘pirated’ stock photos. The singer used the images to criticize fans who listened to her leaked song early. The singer’s newest song, “Stupid Love” leaked on the internet and soon went viral. While Twitter worked hard […]