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CMU News: File-sharing hub ExtraTorrent is still offline
CMU News: KickassTorrents founder granted bail
CMU News: Preliminary injunction extends ban on release of unofficial Prince recordings
CMU News: Prince estate recommends rescinding Universal’s $30 million recordings deal
CMU News: Feds investigation Fyre Festival
CMU News: BPI responds to Conservative and Labour election manifestos
CMU Digest: Guvera, Fyre Festival, MCPS, CMRA, Spotify, The Great Escape
CMU Insights: My slides from The Great Escape
CMU News: Deadmau5 countersues in cat-based trademark case
CMU News: Eminem’s song-theft case against New Zealand’s governing party wraps up
CMU News: Fyre Festival lawsuits now number ten
CMU Podcast: YouTube, Amazon, Fyre Festival
CMU News: Prince estate confirms Universal’s $30 million recordings deal in doubt
CMU News: Fyre won’t fire you, but won’t pay you either, failed festival boss tells staff
CMU News: YouTube doesn’t negatively impact on the streaming market, says YouTube
CMU News:
CMU@TGE: Top Ten Questions - What are the pros and cons of direct licensing your performing rights in live?
CMU News: Mark Geragos expands his Fyre Festival litigation
CMU News: Fourth Circuit refuses to intervene in fight to regain lost MegaUpload data
CMU News: No safe harbour talk in Warner negotiations, says YouTube’s Lyor Cohen
CMU News: More lawsuits fired at Fyre
CMU News: Suppliers join ticketholders in suing Ja Rule over the Fyre Festival shambles
CMU News: Spotify and Deezer back call to regulate app store owners
CMU News: Cliff Richard puts legal battle with BBC on hold to try to reach a deal
CMU Podcast: Fyre Festival, Eminem, The Great Escape
CMU Insights: My slides from Spot+ 2017
CMU News: BBC hits out at Cliff Richard’s legal spend on police raid privacy case
CMU News: Injunction blocking unofficial Prince release extended, but estate must post $1 million bond
CMU News: Alanis Morissette’s former business manager gets six years for his embezzlement
CMU News: Australian live industry calls for ticket tout bots ban
CMU News: Second class action filed over Ja Rule’s Fyre Festival
CMU News: The Eagles sue Hotel California
CMU News: Australian courts block various Kickass-linked piracy sites
CMU News: Ja Rule’s luxury festival collapses into a $100 million lawsuit
CMU News: Eminem’s political song-theft case reaches court
CMU News: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis accused of some thrifty song theft
CMU News: The Game sues Viacom over sexual assault damages
CMU Podcast: Record industry growth, Digital Economy Act
CMU News: Digital Economy Act passes introducing new ticket tout regulations
CMU News: New lawsuit over Jefferson Starship name
CMU News: Blurred Lines case shouldn’t have gone to a jury, says lawyer
CMU News: The battle for lost MegaUpload data goes to the Fourth Circuit
CMU News: Sony Music maybe negotiating an end to its business partnership with Dr Luke
CMU News: Competition regulator to investigate Live Nation’s IOW Festival purchase
CMU Insights: Safe harbours in five steps
CMU News: RIAA follows BMG’s lead, sues ISP for failing to stop repeat infringers
CMU Digest: Spotify, Prince, UK Music, BMG, Tunecore, Cash Money
CMU Insights: My slides from Canadian Music Week 2017
CMU News: Court sides with BMG over Windstream in safe harbour case
CMU News: Prince estate seeks to stop unofficial EP release
CMU News: Defamation case against former Kesha lawyer allowed to proceed
CMU News: UK Music sets out demands to Westminster as General Election called
CMU News: Universal may seek a $30 million refund from Prince estate over recordings deal
CMU News: Cash Money sued over millions of Drake profits
CMU News: Beyonce cites fair use in video clip sample case
CMU Podcast: BPI stats, Dailymotion, Kate Bush
CMU News: US indies reveal the pain of DMCA takedowns
CMU News: Kim Dotcom goes to US Supreme Court to fight his ‘fugitive’ status
CMU News: Sirius hits out at labels and others for trying to intervene in Flo & Eddie settlement
CMU Insights: CMU@CMW in five steps
CMU News: Troy Carter to advise the Prince estate
CMU News: Warhol Foundation sues photographer over 1984 Prince portraits
CMU News: Civil actions against MegaUpload postponed yet again
CMU News: German court tells PayPal to reveal pirate’s identity to Sony Music
CMU Digest: Spotify, Warner, PROMOTE Act, agent of change, Vevo, fake tickets
CMU Podcast: Spotify, US Radio, Google
CMU News: Elton John and Sophie Ellis Bextor among new batch of phone hacking litigants
CMU News: British DJ sentenced to year in jail after including Muslim call to prayer in his techno set
CMU News: Second bill in US Congress seeks to address radio royalties issue
CMU News: UK Music urges music employers to read up on government’s new apprenticeship initiative
CMU News: Managers criticise the continued secrecy as Universal agrees new Spotify deal
CMU News: Lords call for extension of agent of change principle
CMU News: Court says Italian web-blocking is just fine
CMU News: Court says FBI shouldn’t get to review MegaUpload’s Canadian data
CMU News: BMG settles with US net firm RCN
CMU Digest: RIAA, tout laws, Fair Play Fair Pay, Spinal Tap, Amazon, Form 696
CMU Trends: 1972 and all that… Again!
CMU Insights: My slides from Tallinn Music Week 2017
CMU News: Efforts to get radio royalties for recordings back on agenda in US Congress
CMU News: MegaUpload data to be rescued, though not shared with MegaUpload
CMU News: Lords back new ticket touting regulation beyond the bots ban
CMU News: Lawyer says Sony/ATV’s delaying tactics are “devaluing” Paul McCartney’s rights
CMU News: Spinal Tap creators hit out at Vivendi’s “distracting and obfuscatory conduct”
CMU News: Tensions between Prince heirs continue, questions asked about Universal deals
CMU Insights: Top five challenges in streaming
CMU News: US Supreme Court refuses to hear record industry’s pre-1972 safe harbour case
CMU News: Campaigners say new piracy jail terms could be misused
CMU Digest: Viagogo, Spinrilla, SoundCloud, safe harbours, iHeart, PPL/PRS
CMU Podcast: Viagogo, Spinrilla, Talking To The Media
CMU News: Australian government takes safe harbour reform out of copyright bill
CMU News: Alabama lawmakers consider law protecting right to resell tickets
CMU News: Live Nation fined over refunds for AC/DC show in Seville
CMU News: Viagogo no show at MPs’ touts debate
CMU News: Georgia Supreme Court rules in favour of iHeart in yet another pre-1972 lawsuit
CMU News: Jury badly advised says appeal in Stairway To Heaven song-theft case
CMU News: Now Aussie lawmakers are also considering a bots ban
CMU News: Spinrilla hits back at labels lawsuit
CMU News: Jimi Hendrix company sues his brother again
CMU News: Police investigating conduct of former BPI anti-piracy chief
CMU Digest: SXSW, touts, Spotify, Deezer, Pandora, Paul McCartney
CMU Podcast: SXSW, Pandora, Deadmau5
CMU News: More scrutiny of ticket touting in Parliament next week, Viagogo to appear
CMU News: Pre-1972 copyright question heading to California’s Supreme Court
CMU News: Prince heirs already concerned about new estate administrators
CMU News: Entertainment industry says it’ll pay to rescue former MegaUpload data at risk
CMU News: Goldenvoice sues Urban Outfitters over Coachella-branded garb
CMU News: Sony/ATV responds to McCartney reversion right lawsuit
CMU News: Deadmau5 sued over the name of his (live)cat
CMU News: US border control says performance visas required even for free shows
CMU News: Music industry criticises Australian safe harbour expansion plan
CMU News: Government confirms bots ban and better enforcement in response to secondary ticketing review
CMU News: Kesha fan could be subpoenaed in ongoing Dr Luke dispute
CMU News: Canadian officials not impressed with US report that always criticises their copyright regime
CMU Digest: Copyright Royalty Board, business rates, ERA, SXSW, Kickass, anti-piracy emails
CMU News: Kickass man’s lawyer plans to take case to human rights court
CMU News: Test case against web-block evader dismissed
CMU News: Music publishers worldwide follow mechanical rate proceedings in US
CMU News: 72% of web users won’t be budged by ISP’s anti-piracy emails
CMU News: UK Music cautiously welcomes Chancellor’s statement of business rates, though still not entirely clear how music venues will be affected
CMU News: Cher’s lawyers tell graphic designer to font off
CMU News: Government’s business rate plans could have big impact on grassroots venues
CMU Trends: The push for digital transparency gets political
CMU Digest: Soundcloud, Spotify, Kickass, Secret Garden Party, Sunrise Records, Spinal Tap
CMU Podcast: SoundCloud, Transparency, Spinal Tap
CMU News: New filing in moral rights action against Jay-Z
CMU News: UK ad spend on piracy sites down 64%, reckons PIPCU
CMU News: Kickass man can be extradited, says Polish court
CMU News: Music creatives call on government to push for more digital music transparency
CMU News: Vivendi says $400 million Spinal Tap legal claim “absurd”
CMU News: Virginia lawmakers seek to limit anti-touting measures in the state
CMU News: Russia considering law to force search engines to delist piracy sites
CMU News: BMI and US radio industry agree interim royalty rate
CMU Digest: Google, MegaUpload, safe harbours, O2, CD Baby, ReDigi
CMU News: Google says we need more ‘fair use’, but ex-RIAA man isn’t so sure
CMU News: Google says safe harbours are brilliant
CMU News: T Bone Burnett leads music industry’s submissions to latest safe harbour review in US
CMU News: Major Swedish ISP says it won’t web-block without a court order
CMU News: The exclusive rights of PROs to license questioned in Spanish direct licensing case
CMU News: Librarians and law professors speak up for ReDigi as digital resale case rumbles on
CMU News: UK Music welcomes new search engines code
CMU News: MegaUpload extradition order stands, says court, though Kim Dotcom claims victory
CMU News: UK search engines sign up to anti-piracy code
CMU News: Another setback in Flo & Eddie’s legal battle for royalties on pre-1972 tracks
CMU News: PPL announces Performer ER deal with Jamaican society
CMU Digest: SoundCloud, Cox Communications, Songkick, Swedish web-blocks, RAO, musicFIRST
CMU News: Net firm Cox ordered to pay $8 million more to BMG
CMU News: musicFIRST calls for US federal law to apply to all sound recordings
CMU News: Swedish net firms hit out at “disastrous” web-block injunction
CMU News: Swedish appeals court green lights web-block against The Pirate Bay
CMU News: ISPs start to send out educational emails to file-sharers
CMU Digest: Prince, Spinal Tap, Duran Duran, DEB, Dr Luke, Spinrilla
CMU Podcast: Transparency, Spinrilla, PRS
CMU News: Search engines may sign up to voluntary anti-piracy code this summer
CMU News: Beyonce sued over Formation samples
CMU News: European Advocate General says web-blocking is just fine
CMU News: US songwriters seek to stop dismissal of their 100% licensing lawsuit
CMU News: Spinal Tap co-creators join Harry Shearer’s $400 million Vivendi lawsuit
CMU News: Dr Luke says it’s Kesha who owes him royalties, claims $1.3 million due
CMU News: More web-blocks could be incoming in Ireland
CMU News: Government agrees “principle of transparency” important for well-functioning digital market in Lords debate
CMU News: Duran Duran given all clear to appeal reversion right ruling
CMU News: Kylie and Kylie seemingly settle Kylie trademark dispute
CMU Trends: Can contributory infringement be a crime in the US?
CMU News: Major labels sue mixtape sharing app
CMU Digest: HMV, Eventbrite, Kesha, KickassTorrents, Facebook, 50 Cent
CMU Podcast: HMV, Enemies Of Music, Facebook
CMU News: US court formally hears Kickass arguments
CMU News: Judge discharges 50 Cent’s bankruptcy after speedier than expected repayments
CMU News: Prince estate’s dispute with Tidal rumbles on
CMU Insights: Five bits of newsworthy copyright jargon
CMU News: 50 Cent sues former lawyers over sex tape case
CMU News: Sweden considering tougher sentences for rampant pirates
CMU News: Russian government proposes one collective licensing body across Eurasian Economic Union
CMU News: America’s Copyright Alert System is wound down
CMU News: Ticketbis says its research shows Italians approved of ticket reselling
CMU Trends: Five contenders for music’s enemy number one
CMU News: New dispute over Flo & Eddie’s settlement with Sirius following New York ruling
CMU Digest: Digital Economy Bill, Tidal, Irish ticketing, Get It Right, Apple, Global Music Rights
CMU Podcast: Tidal, Piracy, Madonna
CMU News: Transparency amendment proposed for Digital Economy Bill
CMU News: Irish competition regulator to investigate the ticketing sector
CMU News: Piracy FAQs site launched as ISPs prepare to send out ‘educational emails’ to infringers
CMU News: Apple sued over sample in synced Jamie XX track
CMU News: Jean Michel Jarre talks “value transfer”
CMU News: Judge rules on Prince estate administrator
CMU News: Global Music Rights seeks dismissal of radio industry’s monopoly case
CMU News: UK Music welcomes government’s new review of the creative industries
CMU News: PIPCU sends out new ‘stop it now’ letters to the pirates
CMU Digest: TGE, Paul McCartney, Michael Lynton, German record sales, Pandora, DF Concerts
CMU Podcast: Paul McCartney, Donald Trump, videos on Facebook
CMU News: Quincy Jones’ Jackson Estate lawsuit to proceed to trial
CMU News: Paul McCartney goes legal over the US reversion right
CMU News: Former financial advisor admits to stealing nearly $5 million from Alanis Morissette
CMU News: US record industry lobbying group makes copyright demands of new Congress
CMU Insights: CMU@TGE 2017 in five steps
CMU News: MCPS agrees ‘memorandum of understanding’ in response to CRM Directive
CMU News: PPL and PRS launch combined licence for community radio
CMU News: Artists will still get Pandora royalties from SoundExchange, but only on free streams
CMU News: Gwen Stefani accused of song-theft by her former hairstylist
CMU News: Victoria Beckham’s lawyers seeking to block any Spice Girls reunion
CMU News: IP Crime Unit dropped in on brands still advertising on piracy sites
CMU Digest: Team Rock, Creative Content UK, Pandora, The Carpenters, Tidal, BMG
CMU News: Prince siblings clash over who should advise his estate
CMU News: UK ISPs to finally start sending warning letters to suspected file-sharers
CMU Podcast: Prince, Team Rock, rebooting copyrights
CMU News: The Carpenters sue Universal over unpaid royalties, including sales-v-licence
CMU News: Tidal responds to lawsuit filed by Prince estate
CMU News: Universal releases Motown rarities album to reboot European copyright
CMU News: US record industry backs BMG in the big Cox Communications appeal
CMU News: Song-theft case against Justin Bieber and Usher dismissed for a second time
CMU Digest: AEG Live, retail revenues, SoundCloud, BMG, BMI, Russian societies
CMU News: BMG responds to appeal in Cox Communications dispute
CMU News: BMI goes to court over interim royalty rate proposed by US radio
CMU News: New scandal for Russian collecting societies
CMU Podcast: Review Of The Music Business Year 2016
CMU News: New York appeals court decides there isn’t a performing right on golden oldie recordings after all
CMU News: Capitol takes safe harbour on pre-1972 recordings case to Supreme Court
CMU News: PRS welcomes jailing of prolific file-sharer
CMU News: Competition And Markets Authority launches
CMU News: See Tickets among ticketing platforms to sign up to FanFair’s anti-tout declaration
CMU News: Anthrax fear they could lose airplay as a result of the RMLC v GMR legal battle
CMU Trends: Tackling the touts in 2016 – A recap
CMU Digest: OneMusic Australia, BOTS Act, gig licensing, Trump letter, Bestival, RCA
CMU Podcast: SoundCloud, Sony Music, Gig licensing
CMU News: Barack Obama signs US ticket touting bots ban into law
CMU News: As radio industry prepares for fight with Global Music Rights, announces new deal with ASCAP
CMU News: Australian court orders ISPs to block The Pirate Bay
CMU News: Former moneylenders sue American Idol owner over alleged dodgy dealing
CMU News: Australian collecting societies announce plans for combined public performance licence
CMU News: Music industry writes open letter to Donald Trump – piracy and safe harbours are the focus
CMU Insights: Ten music industry questions we’re often asked
CMU News: Government opposes adding “cultural benefit” to gig licensing criteria
CMU News: Former SFX board member sues Robert Sillerman over unpaid loan
CMU Digest: SoundCloud, Duran Duran, YouTube, bots ban, LiveStyle, GMR
CMU Podcast: YouTube, SFX, Irving Azoff
CMU News: NMPA announces deal with YouTube over unpaid song royalties
CMU News: US Congress passes ticket tout bot ban
CMU News: Prince siblings can’t agree on permanent administrator for his estate
CMU News: Web-blocking back in the Swedish courts
CMU News: Irving Azoff’s GMR declares - “It’s the radio industry being anti-competitive!”
CMU News: Amendment to policing bill aims to force consideration of “cultural benefits” into the event licensing process
CMU News: YouTube paid over $1 billion to the music industry this year
CMU Insights: Five key developments in music rights this year
CMU News: Australian creators launch campaign against proposed copyright reform
CMU News: Duran Duran “outraged and saddened” after losing copyright reversion right case
CMU Digest: iHeartRadio, tout bans, Kobalt, IFPI, Flo & Eddie, Time Inc
CMU News: Italian parliament green lights proposed ticket tout ban
CMU News: Flo & Eddie’s pre-1972 settlement with Sirius could net $99 million for heritage artists
CMU Insights: My slides from Slush Music 2016
CMU News: MPs from all parties call on government to back ticket tout bots ban
CMU News: Civil cases against MegaUpload kept on hold pending criminal action
CMU News: Russian streaming firm sues Yandex over alleged executive poaching
CMU Digest: Fabric, GMR, touts, T In The Park, Buma-Stemra, Amazon
CMU Podcast: Fabric, Amazon Tickets, OK Go
CMU News: Buma/Stemra to phase out controversial discounts for concert promoters
CMU News: Wantickets sues Eventbrite in dispute over former employees
CMU News: The Game ordered to pay $7.1 million in sexual assault case
CMU News: Song right societies collected €7.5 billion last year, says CISAC report
CMU News: Kickass lawyers diss US government’s defence of its criminal case
CMU News: We Shall Overcome copyright case to proceed
CMU News: US radio industry accuses Global Music Rights of monopoly abuse, goes legal
CMU News: Nearly 500 more URLS web-blocked in UK on copyright grounds
CMU Digest: Touts, GEMA, NMPA, Amazon, Prince, Duran Duran
CMU Podcast: Ticket touts, Duran Duran, Prince
CMU News: Music publishers get in their wish list to President-Elect Trump
CMU News: 50 Cent sample case dismissed by US court
CMU News: New GEMA court ruling could “devastate” German industry, say music publishers
CMU News: Prince companies sue Tidal over catalogue streams
CMU News: MPs grill tout site chiefs
CMU News: US Internet Association gets its copyright demands in quick to President-Elect Trump
CMU News: Tech groups submit filings in support of Cox as it appeals BMG ruling
CMU News: Judge recommends summary judgement in favour of Justin Bieber in $10 million song-theft case
CMU News: Italy to consider ticket tout ban
CMU News: Duran Duran go to court to test reach of US copyright reversion right
CMU News: US Copyright Office calls for new submissions on the safe harbour debate
CMU News: Flo & Eddie settle with Sirius in Californian pre-1972 royalties battle
CMU News: US Department Of Justice to appeal 100% licensing agreement
CMU Trends: Dancing babies, fair use and takedowns – Explaining lenz v universal
CMU Digest: Cox Communications, Songkick, Mandy Jiroux, Omnifone, KickassTorrents, Electric Jukebox
CMU Podcast: KickassTorrents, US Copyright Office, BRITs
CMU News: Cox Communications files appeal in $25 million safe harbours case
CMU News: Door manufacturer fined over death of Fisherman’s Friends singer and tour manager
CMU News: Don Henley says US Copyright Office chief fired because she stood up for creatives
CMU News: Culture select committee to consider secondary ticketing and the bloody bots
CMU News: Mandy Jiroux countersues Blind Melon in Insane copyright case
CMU News: EU songwriters hit out at US royalties exception
CMU News: KickassTorrents man “like a drug broker” of piracy, says US government
CMU News: Amy Lamé appointed as London’s first Night Czar
CMU Digest: GEMA, ticket bots, European Copyright Directive, counterfeit CDs, dancing baby case, Avenged Sevenfold
CMU Podcast: YouTube, Avenged Sevenfold, The Smiths
CMU News: US music industry urges EU ambassador to back safe harbour reform
CMU News: Kickass man to stay in prison as extradition process continues
CMU News: Steve Angello faces two lawsuits that could cost him $12 million
CMU News: Billy Corgan takes his wrestling feud to Twitter
CMU News: Government pledges meeting to discuss tackling ticket tout bots
CMU News: Dutch industry turns its anti-piracy efforts to Facebook groups
CMU News: Bieber avoids deposition and possible arrest by settling paparazzo lawsuit
CMU News: Undercover cops to be identified in Fabric appeal
CMU Insights: Top five facts about digital licensing
Media Commentary (for the BBC): YouTube's seven-year stand-off ends

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