Music Industry News

Global Anti-Piracy Coalition Battles an Overlooked Enemy ⁠— Password Sharing

The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) is turning its attention to password sharing among streamers. The organization hasn’t announced any concrete measures, but they are looking into best practices for tackling the issue. ACE was founded to combat torrent piracy, but password sharing is a new hot-button issue. ACE consists of several high profile […]

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EU Study Reveals a Dramatic Decline in Music Piracy Among Young People

A study by the European Union (EU) Intellectual Property Office indicates that only 49% of people between the ages of 15 and 24 accessed pirated digital content over the past year. This represents a decline in piracy of 22% since 2016 when 60% of people used pirated content. The news is even better for the […]

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TikTok, Pandora Advertising Found on Pirate TV Platform TeaTV

An investigation by CNBC has shown that not only are pirated versions of popular movies and TV shows appearing on an online platform called TeaTV, but so are ads from major companies. The companies, which include music industry heavyweights Pandora (owned by SiriusXM) and TikTok (owned by ByteDance), are inadvertently funding these activities through ads. […]

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Tech News

Anti-Piracy: Can It Exist Without Censorship?

Image by g4ll4lls (CC by 2.0) Will the EU violate users’ fundamental rights? Communia, an public domain believes so. Back in September 2016, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced his plans to modernize existing copyright laws in Europe. They form part of the Digital Single Market reforms. However, Communia, founded by groups including Creative Commons […]