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Record breaker: a brief history of Prince's contractual controversies

Record breaker: a brief history of Prince's contractual controversies | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
From his first album with Warner Music in 1978 to his current ambivalent relationship with digital, the Purple One, who has compared contracts to slavery, has a nearly 40-year history of battling for control over his music
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Guess whose records are now being shipped to a store nearby?
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Grooveshark has been cloned and its music is back online

Grooveshark has been cloned and its music is back online | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Grooveshark has come back online — but not officially. A clone of Grooveshark is now being hosted at Grooveshark.io (the original site was a .com), allowing visitors to keep streaming, downloading, and searching for music files, including the many, many copyrighted files that got the original site in trouble.

The cloned site's creator, who goes under the pseudonym Shark, claims to have started backing up Grooveshark after suspecting that it was about to go offline. Shark claims to have backed up 90 percent of Grooveshark's content and to have also assembled a team dedicated to bringing all of Grooveshark's features, including playlists and favorites, back online. "I was connected to Grooveshark a few years back and I have, together with the team I've gathered, the knowledge and the technological abilities to bring it back to life," Shark writes in an email to The Verge.
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Grooveshark's ready to play hide and seek

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Christopher Coleman's curator insight, May 6, 2015 10:15 AM

"The Clone Wars have begun."

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Pirate Bay Has Been Raided and Taken Down: Here's What We Know | WIRED

Pirate Bay Has Been Raided and Taken Down: Here's What We Know | WIRED | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

The popular file-sharing service Pirate Bay was taken down today following a raid in Sweden by police who seized servers and computers.

The Pirate Bay portal went down Tuesday morning after Swedish police raided a server room in Stockholm over alleged copyright violations. In addition to its file-sharing section, Pirate Bay’s forum Suprbay.org was also down.

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Raiding the Pirate Bay server room is a spectacular move from the Swedish police, but this will not stop the Pirate Bay torrent file sharing nor come close to stop piracy in any way.

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Was Megaupload Shutdown Because Of Megabox?

Was Megaupload Shutdown Because Of Megabox? | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

“UMG knows that we are going to compete with them via our own music venture called Megabox.com, a site that will soon allow artists to sell their creations directly to consumers while allowing artists to keep 90 percent of earnings,” MegaUpload founder Kim ‘Dotcom’ Schmitz told Torrentfreak

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Anonymous downs government, music industry sites in largest attack ever — RT

Anonymous downs government, music industry sites in largest attack ever — RT | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Hacktivists with the collective Anonymous are waging an attack on the website for the White House after successfully breaking the sites for the FBI, Department of Justice, Universal Music Group, RIAA and Motion Picture Association of America.
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Appeals court strikes a blow for fair use in long-awaited copyright ruling

Appeals court strikes a blow for fair use in long-awaited copyright ruling | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The judges ruled today that copyright holders "must consider the existence of fair use before sending a takedown notification." Universal's view that fair use is essentially an excuse to be brought up after the fact is wrong, they held. UMG's view of fair use solely as an "affirmative defense" is a misnomer.
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US Court of Appeals has dismissed Universal's takedown request of a Prince track synced to a dancing baby video.

Judges remind copyright owners that fair use exists and this should make them adjust their automated takedown notice algorythms. 

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Grooveshark

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Today we are shutting down Grooveshark

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Bummer. Grooveshark is down.

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Christine Rose Infanger's comment, May 3, 2015 10:07 AM
Good. Perhaps when they're writing their settlement check for $50m they'll be reminded that pesky things like copyright matter. I don't understand why people/companies don't ever seem to learn that you can't keep ignoring the rights of artists and other rights holders without consequence.
Pierre Priot's comment, May 4, 2015 3:15 AM
nobody's too big to fail!
Cy Queen's curator insight, May 4, 2015 4:34 PM

Does this make things better or worse?

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Copyrights: Legal hurdles to retrieving files from Megaupload

Copyrights: Legal hurdles to retrieving files from Megaupload | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Megaupload users got a temporary reprieve this week when the companies that hosted the site's servers, Carpathia Hosting and Cogent Communications, agreed not to delete any Megaupload data for at least two weeks.
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If the feds can shut down Megaupload, why do we need SOPA?

If the feds can shut down Megaupload, why do we need SOPA? | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Supporters of the Stop Online Piracy Act say it's needed to combat "rogue sites." Yet Megaupload got shut down under existing laws. Does the Megaupload raid prove SOPA is unnecessary, or not?
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TechCrunch | With MegaUpload Down, Who’s Next? RapidShare? SoundCloud? DropBox?

TechCrunch | With MegaUpload Down, Who’s Next? RapidShare? SoundCloud? DropBox? | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Every digital locker service and file linking website is on notice now that MegaUpload and TVShack are down. The Feds have their banhammer out and aren't afraid to use it. Sites better check their zettabytes of data.
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