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CMU News: MMA signed into law, and then Kanye West waffled
CMU News: Another Congressman jumps on the Ticketmaster touting exposé
CMU News: Sky to introduce three-strikes anti-piracy system in Ireland
CMU News: European songwriter organisation joins calls for regulators to block Sony’s EMI deals
Setlist: NAFTA, BASCA, Live music industry stress
CMU News: Court throws out Gwen Stefani song-theft case
CMU News: Kanye West fights class action status for lawsuit over Life Of Pablo “never, never” tweet
CMU Digest: BASCA, Ticketfly, NAFTA, Tencent, National Trading Standards
CMU News: Eventbrite sued over Ticketfly hack
CMU News: US government to put the spotlight on the ticketing market
CMU News: FanFair hits out as advertising regulator says Viagogo ads are all good
CMU News: RIAA expresses disappointment over safe harbour provision in the all new NAFTA
CMU News: National Trading Standards charges nine ticket touts in the UK, as Ticketmaster faces a class action over resale Stateside
CMU News: Judge declines summary judgement in Beyonce’s Feyonce dispute
CMU News: BASCA calls for Sony’s EMI deals to be blocked
CMU News: Appeals court overturns ruling in Stairway To Heaven song-theft case
CMU Digest 01.10.18: Pandora, Ticketmaster, Ricky Nelson, Bestival, EMI
CMU News: Ricky Nelson estate sues Sony over international deductions on streaming money
CMU News: Latest draft of MMA approved by House Of Representatives
CMU News: BMI heads to the rate court over live industry royalties
CMU News: Elton John settles with The Sun over libellous dog bite story, and ramps up his Universal Music alliance
CMU News: Sony files paperwork with European Commission over EMI deals
CMU Digest: Spotify, MMA, Sony/ATV, Childish Gambino, Taylor Swift
CMU News: Suge Knight pleads no contest to voluntary manslaughter, gets 28 years
CMU News: Taylor Swift's
CMU News: US Senate passes Music Modernization Act
CMU News: Perfume firm seeks access to Jay-Z’s calendar
CMU News: Artists galore call on SiriusXM to back the Music Modernization Act
Setlist: 20 years of CMU - Michael Jackson
CMU News: Childish Gambino countersues Glassnote in royalties dispute
CMU News: Music Modernization Act could be hotlined by Senate later today
CMU Digest: Copyright Directive, Viagogo, MMA, Troy Carter, Ja Rule
CMU Beef Of The Week: Aging artists v the 74 million dollar man
CMU News: European Parliament backs safe harbour reform – everyone responds
CMU News: MEPs debate safe harbour reform… again
CMU News: SoundCloud launches Discover Weekly rival
CMU News: Anti-tout campaigners call on Google to axe Viagogo from its searches
CMU News: Songwriter group urges MEPs to back Copyright Directive – including its “transparency triangle”
Setlist: Viagogo, BPI, Chris Evans
CMU Digest: Viagogo, Copyright Directive, Dr Luke, BPI, Chris Evans
CMU News: Musicians busk while tech bosses blog as Europe’s big safe harbour vote looms
CMU News: Viagogo a no show at Parliament’s latest secondary ticketing hearing
CMU News: Viagogo sues Ed Sheeran promoter over anti-touting efforts
CMU News: Ad industry regulator drops sanctions against Viagogo ahead of select committee hearing
CMU News: Competition & Markets Authority begins legal action against Viagogo
Setlist: 20 years of CMU - The digital royalty lawsuits
CMU Trends In Five Steps: Safe Harbour
CMU Digest: Copyright Directive, Michael Jackson, Viagogo, Spinal Tap, Cox
CMU News: Europe For Creators campaign fights for safe harbour reform ahead of European copyright vote
CMU News: Lawsuit against Mariah Carey over cancelled shows dismissed
CMU News: Russian web giant Yandex’s video site could be blocked on copyright grounds
CMU News: Sony and Michael Jackson estate excused from fake vocals case
Setlist: Grande, Apple, The Eagles
CMU News: Spinal Tap welcome latest ruling in Vivendi dispute
CMU News: Music industry campaigners hope lacklustre protests and talk of butterflies will help get safe harbour reform through
CMU News: BMG settles with Cox in landmark safe harbour case
CMU News: Sony Music denies conceding that fake vocals appeared on posthumous Michael Jackson album
CMU News: Indie festivals again criticise Live Nation’s dominance in their sector
CMU Digest: Eventbrite, Shazam, Grande, Spotify, CBS Radio
CMU Trends Guide To Music Rights Part Three: The music rights sector
CMU News: Dancehall lyric borrowed by Miley Cyrus a “mere transliteration”, says latest legal filing in We Can’t Stop copyright case
CMU News: Court sides with Commodores over Commodore in Commodores trademark case
CMU News: European Commission set to approve Apple’s Shazam purchase
CMU News: Remastering doesn’t always create a new copyright, appeals court says in pre-1972 royalties case
CMU News: Labels want ISPs to be “de facto copyright enforcement agents”, says ISP
Setlist: Ticketmaster, Frank Sinatra, Cliff Richard
CMU News: Copyright infringement is definitely “stealing”, reckons judge in BMG v Cox case
CMU News: New lawsuit renews hostilities between Cash Money and Lil Wayne
CMU News: Regulator litigation could result in apology ads from Viagogo in New Zealand
CMU News: Jefferson Airplane founder sues hospital over treatment that left him unable to perform
CMU News: RIAA seeks summary judgement on safe harbour point in Grande litigation
CMU Trends Guide To Music Rights Part Two: How music licensing works
CMU Digest: Ticketmaster, Viagogo, Warner, Disney, IMPALA
CMU News: As Copyright Directive campaigning starts up again, article thirteen opponents plan to take to the streets
CMU News: New Zealand Commerce Commission begins legal proceedings against Viagogo
CMU News: BBC won’t appeal Cliff Richard police raid ruling
CMU News: Global Music Rights must continue with radio industry fight in Pennsylvania, says Californian court
CMU News: Local councillors and MP express concerns about impact of Wireless festival
CMU News: Warner goes legal over Frank Sinatra songs and an often forgotten British reversion right
CMU News: Disney shouts ‘first amendment’ and ‘fair use’ in response to Michael Jackson estate’s copyright lawsuit
CMU News: IMPALA lodges concerns with European Commission over “seismic” impact of Sony’s EMI deals
Setlist: YouTube, Viagogo, Guvera
CMU Trends Guide To Music Rights Part One: How music rights work
CMU Digest: Warner, Spotify, Guvera, YouTube, stream-ripping
CMU News: Travis Scott fan sues festival after rapper shows up late for headline set
CMU News: Finance outfit ordered to refund millions to exploited Guvera investor
CMU News: Harvey Goldsmith urges Irish politicians to pass tout ban, even if some Viagogo employees lose their jobs
CMU News: US labels sue two more stream-ripping sites
CMU News: Irish Senator opposes ticket touting laws because it might cost Viagogo jobs
Setlist: Universal, Brexit, The Beatles
CMU Digest: MMA, Vivendi, Deezer, Cox Communications, EMI
CMU News: Compromise reached to let Music Modernization Act march on
CMU News: Major labels sue Cox Communications
CMU News: We Shall Overcome publisher handed $352,000 legal bill after song declared public domain
CMU News: Indie publishers call on SESAC and HFA to compromise on Music Modernization Act
CMU News: Sony’s latest EMI deal should be cause of concern for regulators, say the indies
CMU Digest: MMA, ticket touts, Eventbrite, Cliff Richard, Spotify
Setlist: Mercury Prize, MMA, Taylor Swift
CMU News: BBC agrees to pay Cliff Richard £850,000 as judge refuses appeal in police raid reporting case
CMU News: Irish government to back ticket touting ban proposals
CMU News: SESAC responds to criticism of its late minute Music Modernization Act lobbying
CMU News: London’s night czar responds to criticism following Hackney curfew decision
CMU News: Campaigners fear Music Modernization Act could falter because of HFA intervention
CMU News: Billy McFarland reaches deal with SEC over Fyre Festival fraud
CMU News: UK Music urges local councils to act as agent of change guidelines published
CMU News: Miley Cyrus given time to seek dismissal of reggae lyric plagiarism case
CMU News: MGM Resorts defends its lawsuit against victims of Route 91 Harvest shooting
CMU News: Four men indicted over murder of XXXTentacion
CMU News: Radiohead use Toronto show to criticise outcome of Canadian stage collapse trial
CMU Digest: Cliff Richard, Route 91, Spotify, Ed Sheeran, ICE, SACEM
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

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