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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
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
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
Setlist: Apple HomePod, YouTube, Sainsbury’s
CMU News: Google fights landmark Canadian anti-piracy ruling in US court
CMU News: Kim Dotcom settles with NZ police over heavy-handed house raid
CMU Digest: FanFair, Sainsbury’s, Prince, Webster PR, V Festival, Apple
CMU News: YouTube says that C3 video block was administrative not editorial
CMU News: YouTube pulls anti-YouTube video from YouTube
CMU News: Prince heirs request axing of bank administrating his estate
CMU News: Travis Scott sued over balcony fall at New York gig
CMU News: Copyright owners pursue the most claims through the High Court
CMU News: 82% of consumers reckon secondary ticketing needs to be more transparent
CMU News: Two more stream-ripping sites shut down in the UK
CMU News: Manowar force tribute band to redesign logo
Setlist: Eminem, WINTEL, Kid Rock
CMU News: The Turtles lose pre-1972 battle in Florida
CMU Digest: WINTEL, NMPA, YouTube, The Pirate Bay, EFF
CMU News: Artist group piles pressure on YouTube with ads on YouTube
CMU News: Eminem wins NZ$600,000 damages in sound-a-like infringement case
CMU News: Decapitated formally plead not guilty to rape charges
CMU News: The Pirate Bay’s .se domain is working again
CMU News: New abuse claims made against R Kelly
CMU News: Entertainment industry litigation against MegaUpload kept on ice
CMU News: Three pharmacists reprimanded for trying to access Prince’s prescription history
CMU News: Classixx sue H&M over some classixx jumpers
CMU News: Stream-ripping doesn’t necessarily constitute ripping off, says EFF
CMU News: US music publishers propose new blanket licence for mechanical rights
Setlist: Songkick, ticket touts, The Pirate Bay
CMU News: Spinal Tap creators amend their Vivendi litigation, add Universal Music as a defendant
CMU Trends: Dissecting The Digital Dollar - Step by step
CMU Digest: Songkick, touts, Spinrilla, European Digital Rights, The Pirate Bay, Sci-Hub
CMU Insights: Introducing the MMF 'Deals Guide' and 'Transparency Guide'
For Midem: The Transparency Debate
CMU News: Now the digital rights groups write to the EU about safe harbour reform
CMU News: New South Wales pass tough new anti-touting laws
CMU News: Songkick hits out at Live Nation over slack document sharing
CMU News: Frank Ocean defeats his father’s $14.5 million libel lawsuit
CMU News: Spinrilla tries to have copyright case dismissed over missing data
CMU News: thepiratebay.se domain has expired
CMU News: Songkick lays into Ticketmaster once again as it shuts down its ticketing service
CMU News: Tech sector opposes proposed landmark web-block injunction in the US
CMU News: Nelly’s accuser asks for police investigation to end, saying “system will fail me”
Setlist: Cloudflare, Grime, Radiohead
CMU News: Heirs unhappy that Prince vault has been moved to LA
CMU News: Cloudflare CEO faces two-hour deposition over his company’s piracy policies
CMU News: SACEM ends dispute with Universal Music sister company Canal+
CMU News: Nelly criticised over his response to rape allegations
CMU News: Nearly half of grime fans reckon form 696 is discriminatory
CMU News: New South Wales proposes banning the resale of tickets for profit
CMU News: European Parliament’s next chit chat about copyright reform postponed
Setlist: Takedown-stay-down, Spotify, pop politics
CMU News: As copyright directive debates continue in Brussels, let’s shout “value gap” again
CMU Digest: Spinal Tap, Guvera, Sci-Hub, Fyre Festival, Ticketmaster, MegaUpload
CMU News: Web-blocking proposed by magistrate judge in American copyright case
CMU News: Zex guitarist sues former label in wake of sexual assault allegations
CMU News: Spotify appoints a new head of publisher licensing as US mechanicals dispute rumbles on
Setlist: Enemies of music, Stats, Zappa
CMU News: Guvera execs to be questioned under oath at liquidators ‘public examination’
CMU News: Spinal Tap litigation to proceed, though some new paperwork is required first
CMU News: European Commission backs takedown-and-stay-down for combating piracy online
CMU Digest: Spotify, Fair Play Fair Pay Act, Dweezil Zappa, Bell Canada, Royalty Flow
CMU News: More US politicians back American record industry’s bid for radio royalties
CMU News: $40 million defamation suit over TLC biopic to proceed
CMU News: Canadian tel co proposes web-block agency
CMU News: The Pirate Bay will be web-blocked in the Netherlands once again
CMU News: Viagogo seller says fraudsters grabbed his touting profits
CMU News: Kanye West calls for insurers’ countersuit in St Pablo tour dispute to be dismissed
CMU News: Metropolitan Police to review controversial form 696
CMU Digest: RIAA, UK Music, Spotify, Rolling Stone, New Order, Martin Garrix
CMU News: Martin Garrix wins legal battle with Spinnin Records
CMU News: John Lemon drink agrees to rebrand following legal action from Yoko
CMU News: Taylor Swift accused of lyrical theft in Shake It Off… again
CMU News: New lawsuit filed over Santa Claus Is Coming To Town royalties
CMU News: More safe harbour sparring as tech and entertainment sectors make NAFTA submissions
CMU News: Harry Styles sues potential merch bootleggers ahead of Nashville show
CMU News: Spotify’s latest mechanicals motion denied, though it could persist with its bold new argument
CMU News: EU to pressure web giants to do more to tackle piracy on their networks
CMU News: Competition regulator approves Live Nation’s IOW Festival purchase
CMU News: BPI welcomes digital minister’s value gap commitments
CMU Digest: Spotify, IOW Festival, Chance The Rapper, We Shall Overcome, Tencent, Sharebeast
CMU News: More court submissions and another lawsuit add to Spotify’s mechanicals woes
CMU Insights: Five things you’ll learn on the CMU seminar programme
CMU News: Chance The Rapper sued over 10 Day sample
CMU News: First verse of We Shall Overcome public domain, says US judge
CMU News: Sharebeast operator pleads guilty to copyright infringement
CMU News: Minnesota court upholds ruling over rejected Prince heirs
CMU News: Radiohead “appalled” after trial over drum tech’s death called off
CMU News: Thriller actress goes legal again as 3D version of the video premieres
CMU News: Billy McFarland propped up another company with his Fyre credit card, says Vice
CMU News: YouTube-mp3 officially shuts down
CMU News: PRS says it has industry agreement on new live performance licence, now needs Copyright Tribunal approval
CMU Digest: YouTube-mp3, Warner, Facebook, Hope & Glory, Toni Basil, Spotify
CMU Insights: Five news stories we’ll explain at our digital masterclass
CMU News: Facebook offering hundreds of millions to get music licences quicker
CMU News: Criminal case over Radiohead drum tech’s death called off due to delays
CMU News: Attacks on torrents bring digital locker file-sharing back into fashion
CMU News: YouTube-mp3 agrees to shut down
CMU News: Toni Basil goes legal over Mickey syncs
CMU News: Spotify questions whether mechanical royalties are even due on a stream
CMU News: Fyre Festival company forced into bankruptcy
CMU News: Flavor Flav sues Chuck D, Chuck D not too bothered
CMU News: MegaUpload founder shows off new tech venture K.im
CMU Beef Of The Week: Australia v Viagogo
CMU Digest: Viagogo, Goldman Sachs, Kanye West, musicFIRST, Merlin
CMU News: Lloyd’s insurers countersue Kanye West over St Pablo tour claim
CMU News: musicFIRST launches campaign to rally US artists behind copyright reform
CMU News: Queensland Attorney-General advises consumers to “think twice” before using Viagogo
CMU News: Unfair dismissal claim filed after health facility treats Justin Bieber’s bashed balls
CMU News: Katy Perry sued over toe injury at 2014 concert
CMU News: Australian consumer rights commission takes Viagogo to court
CMU News: Lynyrd Skynyrd biopic blocked because of ex-drummer’s involvement
CMU News: ASCAP formally supports BMI in 100% licensing appeal
CMU News: IP-focused policing unit secures more funding

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