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European Commission ramps up pressure on EU states to implement the copyright directive
Russian stream-ripper opts to just ignore the record industry's lawsuit against him
One Liners: ADA, Twitch, AJ Tracey, more
Tencent share price dips as Chinese regulator confirms exclusivity deal ban
TikTok rival Lomotif signs licensing deal with Universal
Another round of anti-piracy web-blocks instigated in the UK
Byta relaunches site following £1 million investment
Setlist: Anarchy in the High Court - it's the Sex Pistols!
RCN has another go at accusing the majors of issuing takedown notices in an unlawful way
One Liners: Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Coldplay, more
Damon Dash launches Roc-A-Fella NFT auction (again)
Sony Music sues Gymshark over unlicensed recordings in its social media videos
BMG welcomes Parliament's streaming report:
EU Advocate General rejects calls from Poland to annul safe harbour reform in Europe
Twitch user develops Spotify hack to overcome music licensing problems on livestreaming platform
Setlist: The things people still get wrong about streaming - dissecting the Economics Of Streaming report
Spotify suspends subscribers who stream-rip via high-speed recording app
Playlists: Brand New On CMU and CMU Approved
UK Parliament calls for
DCMS Committee Economics Of Streaming Report: Lots of quotes
Holly Herndon launches
European performers back the UK artists calling for equitable remuneration on streams
Dear fellow performers - an open letter on performer remuneration from streaming
Tencent Music's exclusivity deals to be banned, but no forced sale of Kugou and Kuwo, say sources
Epic Games' Apple App Store beef allowed to proceed in the Australian courts
Texas court bounces Triller/TikTok patent dispute to California
Setlist: Let's fix streaming by taxing the superstars
Dua Lipa sued for posting pap snap of herself to Instagram
Viagogo being investigating in New South Wales where ticket touting is tightly regulated
One Liners: Aurora, Vince Staples, St Vincent, more