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CMU News: Cliff Richard wins £210,000 in legal battle with BBC
CMU News: Human rights court orders Russia to compensate Pussy Riot over 2012 jailing
CMU News: Route 91 Harvest hotel sues shooting victims to avoid liability
CMU News: Woman charged over Selena Gomez email hack
CMU Digest: Blurred Lines, Childish Gambino, ISM/MU, Sony Music, Cardi B
Setlist: Copyright Directive, Childish Gambino, Rage Against The Machine
CMU News: Sony has another go at keeping Dr Luke investigation details secret
CMU News: Royal Albert Hall admits to an “inherent but authorised conflict of interest” in Charity Commission dispute
CMU News: US appeals court declines to reconsider controversial Blurred Lines judgement
CMU News: Glassnote comments on Childish Gambino royalties dispute
CMU News: Rage Against The Machine issue cease and desist over Nigel Farage’s podcast
CMU News: Cardi B’s ex-manager responds to lawsuit over “grossly unfair” contracts
CMU News: Glassnote sues Childish Gambino in SoundExchange royalties dispute
CMU Digest: Copyright directive, SGAE, MegaUpload, Strongroom, bots ban
CMU News: Cardi B sues former manager who tried to enforce contacts
CMU News: Music industry comments on copyright directive ruling
CMU News: Rick Ross can’t bail on cancelled gig case because his business associates negotiated deal
CMU News: German court says Usenet provider liable for its users’ copyright infringement
CMU News: Sony/ATV seeks dismissal of latest case over Beatles concert documentary
CMU News: European Parliament votes down Copyright Directive, meaning further safe harbour debate in September
CMU News: MegaUpload founder can be extradited to the US, says NZ appeals court
CMU News: Piracy level downs among younger consumers, reckons IPO stats pack
CMU News: Paul McCartney joins music industry in last big push ahead of copyright vote
CMU News: Ghost Ship managers plead guilty over deadly fire
CMU News: Two Fyre Festival ticket-buyers win $5 million in damages
CMU News: Ozzy Osbourne hits back at AEG over venue bookings lawsuit
CMU News: Eminem publishers say NZ$600,000 damages over New Zealand political ad should be higher
CMU News: Global publishers now reportedly pulling rights from controversial Spanish society SGAE
CMU News: Sony Music must tell Kesha who it interviewed in Dr Luke investigation
CMU News: Long running web-blocking case to be considered anew in the Netherlands
CMU News: Fyre Festival bankruptcy trustee wants McFarland lawyer to stay on the case
CMU Digest: Chart, MMA, Prince, AEG, Beats
CMU News: Senate committee approves Music Modernization Act
CMU News: Ed Sheeran sued over alleged Marvin Gaye rip off, again
CMU Beef Of The Week: The tech lobby v Article 13
CMU News: Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine ordered to pay $25 million to former Beats partner
CMU News: Jay-Z disputes claims of unpaid fees over Tidal acquisition
CMU News: Gamers debate copyright claims as labels issue takedowns against Twitch
CMU News: Tidal lawsuit over Kanye’s “never, never, never” tweet proceeds
CMU Digest: Copyright directive, Prince, Beats, FanFair, YouTube
Setlist: Copyright, Touts, Prince
CMU News: Prince estate returns to court over unofficial posthumous EP
CMU News: Copyright case testing liabilities of Cloudflare settled out of court
CMU News: Music 4.5 puts spotlight on copyright reform
CMU News: Music industry welcomes copyright directive vote in the European Parliament
CMU News: Prince heirs want Tidal deal reconsidered because of stat-fiddling allegations
CMU News: Dre insists he came up with Beats concept in royalty court battle
CMU News: Google needs to stop profiting from rule-breaker Viagogo, say anti-touting campaigners
CMU News: Tech lobby ramps up campaign against safe harbour reform as key votes on EU copyright reform begin
CMU Insights: Top five Digital Dollar news stories
CMU News: Ticket tout repping group launches code of practice
CMU Trends: Top Five US Copyright Quirks
CMU Digest: Sony, SGAE, Stream Ripping, Young Fathers, StubHub
Setlist: Spotify, SGAE, Ryan Adams
CMU News: Stream-ripping sites PickVideo, Video-download and Easyload cease operations
CMU News: DJ Khaled sues over trademarks exploiting his infant son’s name
CMU News: Kesha’s claims to Lady Gaga about Katy Perry also part of Dr Luke defamation lawsui
CMU News: Supreme Court ruling on web-blocking costs shouldn’t affect music cases
CMU News: Californian court allows class action over StubHub fees to progress
CMU News: CISAC responds to latest call for action against Spanish collecting society
CMU News: Music publishers will seek alternative licensing solutions in Spain if collecting society won’t address TV cash controvers
CMU News: Dancing baby fair use case could end with settlement
Setlist: 20 years of CMU – The rise and fall of Grooveshark
CMU News: Sacha Robotti goes legal after ex-management redirects website to porn
Setlist: Viagogo, Apple Music, Michael Jackson
CMU News: AEG hits back at Ozzy Osbourne lawsuit over venue booking practices
CMU News: Moral rights case against Jay-Z thrown out once again
CMU News: Michael Jackson estate sues ABC over documentary
CMU News: Campaigners respond to ASA ruling on Viagogo
CMU News: Digital minister says don’t use Viagogo as ticket resale site fails to comply with regulator demands
Setlist: EMI, Spotify, Nine Inch Nails
CMU News: Three men arrested after drug-related deaths cause festival to be cut short
CMU News: Sony Music sued over Puerto Rican compilation’s title
CMU News: Judge approves settlement in Lowery/Ferrick mechanical royalties case
CMU News: BPI urges government to make piracy part of the internet safety conversation
CMU News: Indie sector hits out at Sony’s bid to control 90% of EMI Music Publishing
CMU News: Pussycat Dolls sue Daily Mail over “prostitution ring” claims
CMU News: The Script sue James Arthur in latest song-theft case
CMU News: US radio industry takes its BMI royalty dispute to the rate court
CMU News: 20 years of CMU - the 20 stories that kept us all THRILLED
Setlist: Tidal, RIAA, Dr Dre
CMU News: Norwegian collecting society reports Tidal to police over Kanye and Beyonce stat allegations
CMU News: Tidal and Prince estate end legal battle, plan rarities release together
CMU News: Beefed up Music Modernization Act arrives in US Senate
CMU News: Tidal denies fiddling the figures, accuses newspaper of “smear campaign”
CMU News: RIAA hopes to beef up Grande Communications litigation with new evidence
CMU News: Law firm files class action over allegations Live Nation breached its Ticketmaster consent decree
CMU News: Jay-Z and Eminem among creditors of bankrupt Weinstein Company
CMU News: Court says Jay-Z must testify in SEC investigation
CMU News: Dr Dre and Ice Cube again deny liability for ‘Straight Outta Compton’ death
SEC’s demands to question Jay-Z turning into a “celebrity hunt”
CMU News: Content Creators Coalition calls on Congress to question Google bosses
Setlist: Spotify, Canada, Kanye
CMU News: Jay-Z to testify as to why he shouldn’t testify about Rocawear business partner
CMU News: RIAA and Cloudflare reach agreement over theoretical MP3Skull actions
CMU News: Justin Timberlake added to soft drink false advertising lawsuit
CMU News: Canada still appears on US government’s copyright watch list
CMU News: Legal battle between Idol maker and its former creditors continues
CMU News: Voluntary web-blocks in Japan lead to litigation
CMU News: LMFAO v Rick Ross lyric dispute back in court
CMU News: Sexual assault lawsuit against Russell Simmons is dismissed
Setlist: Viagogo, IFPI, royal vinyl
CMU News: IMPALA welcomes EC proposals close the online ‘power gap’
CMU News: House Of Representatives passes the Music Modernization Act
CMU News: French culture minister proposes web-block list in new anti-piracy push
CMU@TGE Top Questions: How can we enhance and enforce music copyright in China?
CMU News: Prince’s family sue over hospital treatment in days before star’s death
CMU News: Madonna loses legal battle over old pants
Setlist: Festival plastic, Hits Radio, Mariah Carey
CMU News: New campaign launched by “responsible secondary ticket operators”
CMU News: Mariah Carey’s ex-manager plotting “blockbuster exposé lawsuit”
CMU News: Record industry’s MegaUpload litigation postponed yet again
CMU News: Collage’s Uptown Funk song-theft litigation dismissed
Setlist: MMA, Spotify, BPI
CMU News: Music industry urges EU to not water down safe harbour reform
CMU News: House Of Representatives judiciary committee green lights Music Modernization Act
CMU News: All-new Music Modernization Act glues together American music proposals
CMU News: Music publishers win Wolfgang’s Vault copyright action
CMU News: Lawsuit over Christina Grimmie murder allowed to proceed
CMU News: Most net firms back web-blocking in Canada, though there are some detractors
CMU News: Law firm looking into anti-competitive conduct claims against Live Nation
CMU News: Record industry’s copyright battle with American ISP allowed to continue
CMU News: The Commodores sue ex-Commodore over The Commodores trademark
CMU News: Tulisa wins 10% of publishing in Britney and Will.i.am hit
CMU News: Jenner sisters settle photographer litigation over controversial t-shirts
CMU News: Viagogo fined a million euros in Italy
CMU News: Pressure mounts on Google to reject Viagogo ads
CMU News: PRS’s new live music tariff delayed by direct licensing discussions
CMU News: South African collecting society in spotlight after gospel star hits out over underpaid royalties
CMU News: Vimeo not liable for ‘unfair competition’ over unlicensed music
CMU News: The Weeknd seeks to stop Starboy trademarks
CMU News: Ticketmaster responds to allegations of anti-competitive behaviour
CMU News: BMI boss welcomes conclusion of 100% licensing dispute, considers extending his society’s licensing remit
CMU News: Guvera CFO was concerned when he joined the business, but trusted its CEO to raise more finance
CMU News: Kim Dotcom says extradition attempt “over” after Human Rights Tribunal ruling
CMU News: Russell Simmons faces another lawsuit over rape allegations
CMU News: Suge Knight loses yet another lawyer
Setlist: Blurred Lines, The Loop, Guvera
CMU News: Australian movie boss wants web-blocking extended to Google
CMU News: Appeals court upholds $5.3 million Blurred Lines ruling
CMU News: Songwriters call for publisher commitments on Spotify and Facebook cash
CMU News: Australian police urge fans to only use primary sites after fraudster arrested over Ed Sheeran ticketing scam
CMU News: Long-running Dutch web-block dispute may be considered in court anew
CMU News: Guvera bosses ignored expert advice against a 2016 IPO
Setlist: Lyor Cohen, iHeartMedia, Miley Cyrus
CMU News: Country writer takes ASCAP to arbitration over $1.3 million of ‘premium’ payments
CMU News: IMPALA hits out at article thirteen critics in Brussels
CMU News: UK Music calls for quicker action on business rates
CMU News: Suspended sentences for operators of French piracy site Liberty Land
CMU News: Suge Knight lawyer removed from murder case after witness-tampering charges
CMU News: Fyre Festival founder told to pay back $26 million to defrauded investors
Setlist: NME, Spotify, Viagogo
CMU Digest: NME, ASA, Universal Music, Redefining Music Education, iTunes LP
CMU News: Ad industry regulator demands some clarity from the secondary ticketing sites
CMU News: Judge recommends that record industry lawsuit against ISP Grande proceed
CMU News: New Zealand regulator asks whether buying tickets from Viagogo is “worth the risk”
CMU News: Suge Knight’s lawyers charged over misconduct in relation to murder case
CMU News: Martin Shkreli may have to give up Wu-Tang album as part of fraud conviction
CMU News: Angry parents to meet New Zealand Commerce Commission over Viagogo’s fake Bruno Mars tickets
CMU News: Belgian ISPs join with rights owners to request latest anti-piracy web-blocks
CMU Digest: Spotify, PPL PRS, Robomagic, iHeartMedia, Time Inc UK
CMU News: 50 Cent doesn’t have $8.5 million worth of bitcoin
CMU News: US songwriter group raises three key concerns with Music Modernization Act
CMU Digest: Amazon Tickets, Spotify, touting rules, agent of change, CD sales
CMU News: Man behind French piracy site ordered to pay €83 million to copyright owners
CMU News: Frank Ocean sues producer over Blonde songwriting credits
CMU News: Irish government could back ticket touting ban
CMU News: Aussie movie exec says Google “facilitates crime”
CMU News: Trademark elements of Toni Basil’s Mickey case dismissed
Setlist: Ticketing, SGAE, Prince
CMU News: Kanye West settles with insurers over cancelled Saint Pablo Tour
CMU News: Warner sues smart TV company Future Today
CMU Digest: SGAE, touting rules, Dice, Songwriters Guild Of America, Music Moves Europe
CMU News: Government extends rules for ticket resellers, publishes guidelines for the touts
CMU News: CISAC responds to publishers’ demands over Spanish collecting society
CMU News: Taylor Swift gets song-theft action dismissed
CMU News: Music publishers call on CISAC to suspend Spanish collecting society SGAE
CMU News: Songwriters Guild Of America backs amended Music Modernization Act
Setlist: Best Buy, Apple, Spice Girls
CMU News: US Copyright Royalty Board ignored the market when setting webcasting rates, says SoundExchange
CMU Digest: Shazam, Google, Apple Music, Spotify, CISAC
CMU Insights: My slides from Output 2018
CMU News: Jean-Michel Jarre leads call for European Parliament to “shape a fairer digital market”
CMU News: A court may have overturned BMG’s safe harbour win, but RIAA reckons the ruling helps its own ISP litigation
CMU News: European Commission to investigate Apple’s Shazam acquisition
CMU News: Cloudflare terminates Sci-Hub’s account following piracy ruling
CMU News: Man arrested over plot to kidnap Lana Del Rey
CMU News: Wiz Khalifa accused of rap-theft
CMU News: Beatles file $100 million lawsuit against unofficial merch sellers
CMU News: Appeals court overturns BMG’s safe harbour win, despite strengthening its case
CMU Trends: Top three music business trends in January
CMU Digest: CRB, Pandora, safe harbour, YouTube, agent of change
CMU News: Music industry urges new EU presidency to support safe harbour reform
CMU News: YouTube plays down talk of non-disparagement agreements
CMU News: Judge dismisses song-theft case against U2’s The Fly
CMU News: Content Creators Coalition urges Congress to investigate YouTube’s ‘non-disparagement agreements’ with artists
CMU News: We Shall Overcome is public domain in the US after copyright case settled
CMU News: Music industry welcomes US mechanical royalty ruling
CMU News: BMI and ASCAP persuade broadcasters to back Music Modernization Act
Setlist: Enrique Iglesias, Little Mix, The Smiths
CMU Insights: Five key CMU Insights copyright slides
CMU News: EU to launch its own version of the piracy-focused Notorious Markets list
CMU News: Russell Simmons sued over rape allegations
CMU Trends: Reviewing the sales v licence debate
CMU Digest: Spotify, YouTube, Little Mix, Kim Dotcom, Rainbow Venues
CMU News: Enrique Iglesias reckons misclassified streams cost him millions in royalties
CMU News: Music Modernization Act introduced into US Senate
CMU News: Little Mix lawsuit to test obligations of gig promoters under the Equality Act
CMU News: Journalists hit out at LA police response to them interviewing Suge Knight
CMU News: Family of Slipknot bassist settle negligence action against his former doctor
CMU News: Hotel California is still Hotel California after settling Eagles lawsuit
CMU News: Kim Dotcom sues New Zealand government for billions over 2012 MegaUpload raid
CMU News: Parliament to put spotlight on live sector
Setlist: Songkick, Notorious markets, Nando’s
CMU News: UK government to put ‘agent of change’ into planning rules
CMU Trends: Agent of change – the story so far
CMU Digest: Songkick, agent of change, MMF, Notorious Markets List, smart speakers
CMU News: Ireland adds more websites to web-blocking list
CMU News: Stream-ripping, Pirate Bay and even vKontakte appear in US government’s annual piracy report
CMU News: Songkick settles Live Nation litigation
CMU News: Heritage artists galore intervene in pre-1972 case in California
CMU News: Pirate Bay web-block extended to other ISPs in Netherlands
Setlist: Lana Del Rey, American Idol, Jimmy Iovine
CMU News: Spotify formally backs Music Modernization Act
CMU Trends: Five contenders for music’s enemy number one – update!
CMU Digest: Agent of change, Facebook, Music Modernization Act, Lana Del Rey, 19 Recordings
CMU News: Music community gathers in Westminster to back agent of change proposals
CMU News: Radiohead publisher denies it has gone legal in Lana Del Rey Creep dispute
CMU News: Wixen boss likes the Music Modernization Act and “loves” Spotify’s service, despite the $1.6 billion lawsuit
CMU News: US music industry trade groups galore present united front over copyright reform in Washington
CMU News: Lana Del Rey sued by Radiohead over plagiarism claims
CMU News: Sony settles in dispute over royalties received by some American Idols
CMU Trends: Top five music lawsuits to watch in 2018
CMU Digest: Wixen, Spotify, 2017 stats, IMPEL, France Télévisions
CMU News: Wixen sues Spotify for $1.6 billion in wake of Music Modernization Act
Setlist: Review Of The Music Business Year 2017 – Part Two
Setlist: Review Of The Music Business Year 2017 – Part One
CMU News: American knock back of Canadian court’s global IP injunction made permanent
CMU News: Music Modernization Act seeks to fix America’s mechanical royalties mess
CMU News: Beats will get its monster legal bill paid for by Monster
CMU Trends: Online music piracy – past, present and future
CMU Digest: Universal, Stop2018, agent of change, BMI, Rolling Stone
CMU News: US appeals court 100% certain fractional licensing is all fine
CMU News: Artists urge Congress to back legislation fixing the 1972 quirk
CMU News: Judge declines to sack bank administrating the Prince estate
CMU News: Apple Music sued over unpaid mechanicals Stateside
CMU News: Court rejects much of Kim Dotcom’s bid for judicial review over extradition
Setlist: Shazam, Spotify, Touts
CMU News: Music industry welcomes review of Canada’s copyright laws
CMU News: Russell Simmons vows to defend himself as police investigation into rape claims begins
CMU Digest: Spotify, National Trading Standards, Shazam, EC, YouTube
CMU News: National Trading Standards raids four properties in ticket tout investigation
CMU News: Spotify and Deezer call on EU to restrict tech giant “gatekeepers”
CMU News: Prosecutors confirm no action to be taken over Nelly rape allegations
CMU News: Court approves Prince estate’s documentary deal
Setlist: YouTube, YouTube, and YouTube
CMU Insights: My slides from Selector Pro
CMU News: Google at al excluded from extended safe harbour in Australia
CMU News: Web-block agency being considered in Canada
CMU News: Eventim hits out at German regulator’s ruling on exclusivity clauses
CMU News: Warner Music Sweden fires exec over sexual misconduct
Setlist: Rainbow Venues, Steely Dan, Slush Music
CMU Digest: Rainbow Venues, CMA, web-blocks, London Plan, SMG
CMU News: New Zealand ISPs hit out at Sky’s web-blocking bid
CMU News: Mayor includes agent of change in his London Plan
Media Commentary (for Newsweek): Steely Dan's legal drama
CMU News: Walter Becker estate responds in Steely Dan dispute
CMU News: Disney accused of song-theft over Frozen soundtrack
CMU News: South African and Swiss lawmakers consider web-blocking proposals
CMU News: Video removal notices can’t be defamatory, says YouTube
CMU News: Warner Music not happy about property development next door
Setlist: Universal, Google, Wu-Tang Clan
CMU News: Sci-hub domains go down as American court order that included web-blocking comes into effect
CMU Digest: FanFair, MU, Vivendi, Route 91 Harvest, Pandora
CMU News: More lawsuits filed over mass shooting at Route 91 Harvest Festival
CMU News: Donald Fagen sues former bandmate’s estate over Steely Dan company
CMU News: Paypal drops trademark actions against Pandora
CMU Digest: CISAC, 696, Prince, UK Music, Guvera
CMU News: Law firm plotting class action over Guvera financing
CMU News: UK Music urges business rates rethink to save venues and recording studios
CMU News: Austrian Supreme Court backs web-blocking
CMU News: Prince estate accuses Tidal of fabricating a contract
CMU News: Emails in Songkick case see Live Nation dissing Team Adele
CMU News: London police drop controversial form 696
CMU News: American web-blocking injunction unlikely to result in any web-blocking
CMU News: Music publishers call on Canada to extend its copyright terms
Setlist: Taylor Swift, Thekla, Tidal
CMU News: Officials raided StubHub and Viagogo in ticket tout investigation
CMU News: Canadian super-tout pops up in Paradise Papers
CMU Digest: Thekla, Digital Music Europe, Sci-Hub, Tidal, vKontakte
CMU News: Russian government proposing super speedy web-blocks
CMU News: Beyonce involved in Poisonous trademark battle
CMU Insights: Five key developments in piracy and copyright protection
CMU News: Streaming companies set up new lobbying group in Europe
CMU News: Taylor Swift criticised over blog post cease-and-desist
CMU News: Scientific copyright case brings web-blocking to the USA
CMU News: Crystal Castles’ Ethan Kath sues Alice Glass over abuse claims
CMU News: Overrated reckons it’s being underpaid in Baby Come Back royalties dispute
CMU News: US court knocks back Canada’s global injunction over IP infringement
CMU News: There were Jedward japes galore when merch dispute got to Ireland’s high court

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