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Trump Administration Brands Multiple Amazon Sites ‘Notorious Markets’ for ‘Counterfeiting and Piracy’

Photo Credit: Bryan Angelo The Trump administration has placed several Amazon sites on its notorious markets blacklist. The office of the U.S. Trade Representative updated the list today to include Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.fr, and Amazon.in. The list usually targets known piracy vectors like cyberlockers and torrent sites. The US-based site, Amazon.com, was only spared […]

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British Label Group BPI Has Submitted 500 Million URLS to Google for Removal

Photo Credit: Unsplash British label group BPI has submitted its 500 millionth URL to Google for removal. It is reaching one billion removals from all search engines combined. While music streaming is growing globally, piracy is still a problem. Industry groups take action against copyright infringing sites by working with search engines to remove links […]

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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a simple-but-effective process allows users to make demos, live recordings, unreleased tracks, and a slew of otherwise unpublished […]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 […]