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Composer Discovers His Music Is All Over Chinese TV, Can’t Get Paid

In a collection of 37 Twitter posts, composer Kerry Muzzey described his odyssey of trying to get paid for music of his that has appeared on Chinese TV. Muzzey alleges that the culprit is China Central Television (CCTV). He insists that, for many years, the television network has been using his songs in their shows. […]

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YouTube Blocks Chanukah-Themed Parody of Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’

It is being reported that YouTube took down a Chanukkah parody video because of copyright violations, despite the claimant allegedly not providing what content the video infringed. A Capella Orthodox Jewish group called the Maccabeats produced the video, which is entitled “Pan Fry” and is said to be a parody of both Lil Nas X’s […]

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YouTube Update Makes It Easier To Deal with Copyright Claims

YouTube has updated its Studio platform to allow video creators the ability to more easily deal with copyright disputes. Creators now can directly respond to copyright claims in the platform’s interface. They will see the following information there: Which videos were removed Who submitted the copyright takedown notice How you can resolve the problem Even […]

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Canada Issues Its First Nationwide ISP Order To Block a Pirate Website

A federal court in Canada has ordered all the country’s internet service providers (ISPs) to block a company from offering pirated television channels online. This is the first time that Canada has ordered a nationwide ISP blocking order, which some believe is setting a precedent that could have negative consequences in the future. The order […]

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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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