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Universal Music and Twitch Reach Streaming Peace Accord

Variety reports that Amazon and Universal Music Group (UMG) have revised their agreements and will now let Amazon Music users stream more of the label’s songs, while reducing punishments for those who use unauthorized UMG music on the video gaming live-streaming platform Twitch. Twitch has had a long-standing fight with the music industry. UMG and …

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Locast Loses Defense Against Copyright Claims by Networks

Nonprofit over-the-air streaming service Locast has lost its key defense in a copyright infringement suit. A Manhattan federal court has ruled that the company cannot use a Copyright Act defense against the infringement claims brought by U.S. television networks ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox. U.S. District Judge Louis Stanton ruled that despite its standing as …

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Illegal Streaming Site Popcorn Time Set to Make a Comeback

Advertised as the ‘Netflix for pirates,’ the Popcorn Time illegal streaming service may be trying to make a comeback, after being shut down in 2015. This is bound to be a massive headache for paid streaming services like Netflix and Disney+ as well as for movie studios. The movie piracy platform has struggled since its …

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