Spotify sued for copyright infringement

Spotify just can’t seem to catch a break. The music brand, Ministry of Sound, has brought an action against Spotify for copyright infringement. However, interestingly enough, this time the action is not to do with the copyright of the actual music music, but rather the arrangement of the music. The issue is not that Spotify…

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Six strikes apparently strikeless

I’ve made reference in previous blog posts about the Copyright Alert System (CAS), which is also known popularly as the “six-strikes” measure. If you want to know more about CAS please read my previous blog post, which can be found by clicking here. CAS has now officially been in force for seven months, and despite…

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Canada introduces drastic changes to tour law

Canada has introduced a pretty significant change which should affect the entirety of the  international music community. As it stands, Canada is a very popular hotspot for independent and major music artists to tour. However, this might change with the introduction of new regulatory fees. Under previous legislation, bands were required to only pay a…

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Muso reaches agreement with VK

Muso is an online anti piracy company, much like the International Federation of Phonographic Industry (IFPI). From what I can tell however, Muso is more of a commercial service. The general idea behind Muso is that an author uploads their songs (or other digital IP) onto their website, and they in turn have a programme…

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Thicke in copyright dispute

Robin Thicke, a popular R&B and pop singer, released his sixth studio album in the middle of July of this year. The album has eleven tracks, the most popular of which is blurred lines the leading single which shares the same name as the title of his album. Blurred lines has been a topic of…

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Trademark of the week

For the benefits of those who religiously follow the world of trademarks with bated breath, I plan on doing a new segment for this blog. I call it “Trademark of the week”. As the name would suggest these posts will be highlighting new and unique trademarks which have been registered, approved, or rumoured to be…

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