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Apple Music, Spotify and YouTube lift music sales higher for the first time in three years

Apple Music, Spotify and YouTube lift music sales higher for the first time in three years | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
Apple Music, Spotify and YouTube have lifted recorded music sales higher in Australia for the first time since 2012.
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From Russia with Love exclusively?

NEWS ALERT: From Russia with Love exclusively? Federal Court finds copyright infringement in Russian broadcasts https://t.co/L7ACU5QRXM
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The 1709 Blog: IFPI GLOBAL MUSIC REPORT 2016

The 1709 Blog: IFPI GLOBAL MUSIC REPORT 2016 | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
The 1709 Blog: IFPI GLOBAL MUSIC REPORT 2016 https://t.co/360oIajpx7
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Facebook Launches Video Rights Manager To Combat 'Freebooting' And Copyright Issues: Here's The Deal

Facebook Launches Video Rights Manager To Combat 'Freebooting' And Copyright Issues: Here's The Deal | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
Facebook is cracking down on 'Freebooting' practices, and it rolled out Video Rights Manager to protect copyrighted materials. The Rights Manager will offer flexibility to content creators who want to keep exclusivity on their clips.
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California Resale Royalty Act Claims Dismissed as Preempted by Copyright Law, Despite 1980 Ninth Circuit Holding to the Contrary

California Resale Royalty Act Claims Dismissed  as Preempted by Copyright Law, Despite 1980 Ninth Circuit Holding to  the Contrary | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
The U.S. District Court in Los Angeles invalidated the California Resale Royalty Act as preempted by copyright law.
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Lawyers who won Happy Birthday copyright case sue over “We Shall Overcome”

Lawyers who won Happy Birthday copyright case sue over “We Shall Overcome” | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
Civil rights anthem never should have been copyrighted, plaintiffs say.
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Take Down and Stay Down - Rethinking the DMCA - Plagiarism Today

Take Down and Stay Down - Rethinking the DMCA - Plagiarism Today | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
The DMCA safe harbor provisions have few supporters. Rightsholders are asking for a take down stay down system, but how practical is it.
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Copyright Does Not Protect the Klingon Language, Court Hears - TorrentFreak

Copyright Does Not Protect the Klingon Language, Court Hears - TorrentFreak | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
Paramount Pictures and CBS Studios can't claim copyright over the Klingon language, Vulcan's pointy ears, or Phaser weapons, a court heard this week.
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Copyright Litigation: Authors and Authors Guild Ask to be Heard by Supreme Court in Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against Google - Indiana Intellectual Property Law News

Copyright Litigation: Authors and Authors Guild Ask to be Heard by Supreme Court in Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against Google - Indiana Intellectual Property Law News | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
Washington, D.C. - Following a ruling by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in favor of Google, Inc., the 2005 class-action lawsuit The Authors Guild et al. v. Google, Inc. has headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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The IPKat: Fordham 2016: Views from the Judiciary

The IPKat: Fordham 2016: Views from the Judiciary | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
Fordham 2016: Views from the Judiciary https://t.co/avuAoYRVLX
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Website operator not liable for copyright infringement despite lack of DMCA safe harbor protection

Website operator not liable for copyright infringement despite lack of DMCA safe harbor protection | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
Website operator not liable for copyright infringement despite lack of DMCA safe harbor protection https://t.co/aUMIvDewg8
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Landmark study on the effects of copyright takedown abuse on online free expression

Landmark study on the effects of copyright takedown abuse on online free expression | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
Three of America’s sharpest copyright scholars have released a landmark study of the impact of copyright takedowns on free expression in America: Notice and Takedown in Everyday Practice, by …
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Google-funded study concludes: Make DMCA even more Google-friendly

Google-funded study concludes: Make DMCA even more Google-friendly | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
You need fewer digital rights. We need more
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MPA: We've Reached a Turning Point on Piracy - TorrentFreak

MPA: We've Reached a Turning Point on Piracy - TorrentFreak | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
The president of the MPAA's European operation says he believes a turning point has been reached on piracy, with service providers and search engines beginning to understand they all have a role to play.
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ACCC changes tune on Trans-Pacific Partnership IP impact

ACCC changes tune on Trans-Pacific Partnership IP impact | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has changed its view of the potential impact the Trans-Pacific Partnership will have on the nation’s intellectual property regime.
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Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven may be partly stolen, judge says

Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven may be partly stolen, judge says | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
‘Substantial’ similarities are enough to warrant a trial over whether Robert Plant and Jimmy Page lifted opening chords from Taurus by the band Spirit
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Circuit Seeks Guidance on Important Issue in NY Copyright Law

Circuit Seeks Guidance on Important Issue in NY Copyright Law | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
The Second Circuit has asked the New York Court of Appeals to determine whether there is a right of public performance for creators of sound recording
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"Happy Birthday" Legal Team Seeks to Free "We Shall Overcome" From Copyright

"Happy Birthday" Legal Team Seeks to Free "We Shall Overcome" From Copyright | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
A documentary filmmaker is the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit over the famous protest song
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Canada to Introduce Copyright Bill Implementing Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access for the Blind - Michael Geist

Canada to Introduce Copyright Bill Implementing Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access for the Blind - Michael Geist | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
While the media focus has unsurprisingly been on Budget 2016, the government has quietly moved to introduce copyright reform legislation that will allow Canada to implement the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons...
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Cat selfie: the next copyright battle? | TechnoLlama

Cat selfie: the next copyright battle? | TechnoLlama | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
Non-human copyright is the next big thing.
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Call for small claims copyright system to protect everyone - National - NZ Herald News

Call for small claims copyright system to protect everyone - National - NZ Herald News | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
A copyright law expert is calling for a small claims system to be looked at in New Zealand, which he says will help ensure copyright law works for everyone. - New Zealand Herald
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The IPKat: Fordham 2016: Copyright and trade mark - what does the future hold?

The IPKat: Fordham 2016: Copyright and trade mark - what does the future hold? | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
Fordham 2016: Copyright and trade mark - what does the future hold? https://t.co/jtysk2ynJH
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Get Ready for the Blockchain Tsunami

Get Ready for the Blockchain Tsunami | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
Lately I've been hearing about blockchain-related solutions to copyright problems on practically a weekly basis.
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Supreme Court Delays Decision on Google Books Case

Supreme Court Delays Decision on Google Books Case | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
Lawyers tell PW it is likely the court simply did not get to the case, and will be relisted for a future conference. The court's next scheduled conference is April 15.
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These music stars are taking the piracy fight to Capitol Hill

These music stars are taking the piracy fight to Capitol Hill | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
Hundreds of the country’s most successful recording artists are sick and tired of getting ripped off via pirated videos — and are demanding Congress do something about it.
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