Youtube soon to offer music streaming service

In recent years streaming has been portrayed as the long awaited practical alternative to piracy. The market has a lot of big name competitors, including Apple, Spotify, and Sony. A recent newcomer to the streaming service is Google, who launched their streaming service back in August of this year. Google’s streaming service is currently integrated…

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Piracydata.org

Since the advent of digital piracy the question has arisen many times as to why people pirate. The abundant amount of articles, papers, and discussions on the matter has made one thing clear: there is no one absolute reason. Although, many people (myself included) are of the opinion that a large portion of piracy is…

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Another one bites the dust.

isoHunt was at one point one of the largest torrent sharing website on the internet. Earlier this week a seven year battle in the courtrooms between isoHunt and the MPAA came to an end, with the MPAA walking out as the clear victors. The founder and owner of isoHunt, Gary Fung, has agreed to pay…

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UK digital economy Act goes into force

As of this week on the third of October, the UK Digital Economies act has come into force. The digital economies act introduces stricter regulation aimed to reduce the level of piracy in the UK. In response to the new legislation, the London School of Economics (LSE) has published a fairly controversial article. The fourteen…

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Music artists face copyright infringement

A dozen music artists are facing charges of copyright infringement. The record label which filed the suit, Twilight Records and Syl-Zel Music, claims that the artists in question sampled their song “different strokes”, without their prior permission or consent. The song was initially sung by Sylvester Thompson (aka Syl Johnson) in 1967. The suit involves…

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