Category Archive: Music

AVMSD Reform: Focus on Video-Sharing Platforms

As broadly known, the EU Commission on May 25, 2016 published its proposal for a reform of the audio-visual media services Directive no. 2010/13/EU (“Proposal“, available here).  The Proposal is currently under scrutiny: in particular, the European Parliament’s Committee on Culture and Education on April 25, 2017, voted to amend the Proposal.  The subject matter …

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If you can’t beat them, block them. Section 115A strikes against piracy websites, this time for the music industry

By Rohan Singh, Jessica Noakesmith and Brett Shandler If you can’t beat them, block them. Section 115A strikes against piracy websites, this time for the music industry. Universal Music Australia Pty Limited v TPG Internet Pty Ltd [2017] FCA 435 (28 April 2017) (Universal Music) Last week in the Federal Court of Australia, over thirty …

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ITALY – Pisa Internet Festival – the Future of Copyright

News from the Pisa Internet Festival. Copyright, Data Protection, Internet of Things, ICT and artificial intelligence… are joining together in Pisa this week-end. Share this

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EUROPE – New Consultation on the EU Satellite and Cable Directive!

The European Commission launched yesterday a consultation on the Satellite and Cable Directive with a view to further promote cross border access to broadcasting and related online services. The Satellite and Cable Directive (Directive 93/83/EEC on the coordination of certain rules concerning copyright and rights related to copyright applicable to satellite broadcasting and cable retransmission) …

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UK: Rated R – age ratings for online music videos

By Katherine Mullally The British Board of Film Classification (“BBFC“), working in partnership with digital service providers including Vevo and Youtube, is giving movie-style age ratings to online music videos produced in the UK.  This is being done with a view to improve consumer awareness of online content and to protect children from viewing inappropriate …

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UK: Regulations creating private copying exception quashed by High Court

By Sean Godfrey The High Court has ruled that the Copyright and Rights in Performances (Personal Copies for Private Use) Regulations 2014 (the “Regulations“) which created a copyright exception in the UK for private copying be quashed. This follows Mr Justice Green’s decision in June 2015 that the Government had acted unlawfully in not putting …

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UK: Copyright exception ruled to be out of tune by denying the music industry ‘fair compensation’

By Sean Godfrey and Sam Churney On 19 June 2015 Mr Justice Green handed down a judicial review decision in the High Court in favour of music industry organisations (UK Music 2009 Limited, the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) and the Musicians’ Union) (the “Claimants“) ruling that the UK Government’s decision to introduce …

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Japan – Amendments to METI Guidelines on Electronic Commerce and Information Property Trading

By Ann Cheung and Keitaro Uzawa The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan (METI) recently revised the Interpretative Guidelines on Electronic Commerce and Information Property Trading (Guidelines), which apply to all online business operations in Japan and clarify how the Civil Code, which governs Japanese commercial contracts, and other relevant laws, such as, …

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Jury Finds Singers, Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams, Owe $7.4M for Copyright Infringement

By Matt Ganas, Caleb Ginsberg and Kieron Frazier  On March 10, 2015, a California federal jury awarded Marvin Gaye’s children nearly $7.4 million after deciding that pop stars, Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke, copied Gaye’s 1977 song, “Got to Give It Up,” in writing their 2013 chart-topping hit, “Blurred Lines.” “Blurred Lines” was the best-selling single in …

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UK: Secondary ticketing market to become more transparent

By Sam Churney The UK Government has agreed to an amendment to the Consumer Rights Bill which will make the secondary ticketing market more transparent and help to protect secondary ticket buyers against fraud. Share this

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