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Warner Music Group Leads Way In $1.6BN Music Piracy Lawsuit against Altice USA

Altice USA, a prominent internet service provider, faces a new lawsuit from music rightsholders alleging its complicity in widespread music piracy through its services. Copyright Lawsuit Filed by WMG and Sony Against Altice In a recent development, Warner Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment have filed a similar lawsuit in the US District Court against […]

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Twitter Sued for Copyright Infringement by Digital Music Licensing Group

Twitter, under its new brand name X, faces a copyright infringement lawsuit from Suisa Digital Licensing. The European music licensing organization alleges that the social media firm failed to compensate music authors and publishers whose works are used on its platform. Suisa Digital Licensing Sues X for Unauthorized Music Use In Wednesday’s statement, Suisa Digital

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Industry Lost 2 Trillion Yen to Manga Piracy in 2021

According to a recently released report by the Content Overseas Distribution Association (CODA), which is based in Japan, Japanese entertainment piracy in 2021, which included music, anime, manga and video games, cost these industries ¥1.9 to ¥2.2 trillion yen (US $14.2-$16.5 billion). This study, which is based on requests and questionnaires from consumers, shows a

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Zippyshare File-sharing Piracy Enabler Shuts After 17 Years

In what is a devastating loss to the world’s file-sharers, the legendary Zippyshare will be shutting down at the end of the month. Since 2006, this popular cyber-locker service, like other file-sharing sites such as Megaupload, was frequently used for the storage of unauthorized music downloads and was often a target for anti-piracy efforts. Cloud

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Labels Awarded $46.7 Million From ISP in Music Piracy Trial

In Austin, Texas, a federal jury has ruled that Grande Communications Networks LLC, rebranded as Astound Broadband, must pay several music labels $46.7 million as compensation for music piracy committed by its users. The jury decided that the internet service provider should be held responsible for users’ infringement activities on its platform. Plaintiffs included Warner

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Court Says RCN Repeat Infringement Lawsuit Can Continue

U.S.  copyright law requires internet providers to shut down the accounts of repeat copyright infringers in certain cases. The reluctance of internet providers (ISPs) to adhere to this rule has led to infringement lawsuits over the past several years. RCN is one of the named providers, and in 2021, they were sued by various film

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Some YouTube Rippers Gone From UK Google Search Results

Google voluntarily removed several well-known and popular YouTube ripper sites from its search engine results in the UK. This was after the music organization BPI sent a notice that internet service providers are required, by court order, to block these sites that engage in the piracy of copyrighted material. It took the Phonographic Performance Ltd

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