Fragmented Streaming Landscape Keeps Piracy Relevant, Research Suggests – TorrentFreak

Streaming video services are, in theory, great competitors to pirate sites and services. However, when you have to sign up for half a dozen subscriptions to watch your favorite movies and shows, something is wrong. New research suggests that this fragmented streaming landscape is keeping piracy relevant.

Source: Fragmented Streaming Landscape Keeps Piracy Relevant, Research Suggests – TorrentFreak

SoundExchange Is Auditing TuneIn Over Statutory License Payments

Last Friday, the Copyright Royalty Board filed its ‘Notice of Intent to Audit‘ radio streaming platform TuneIn, with SoundExchange leading the examination.  The news comes a month after SoundExchange filed a similar audit intent notice with the board’s judges “for their transmissions terminating in the United States for the year 2018.”

Source: SoundExchange Is Auditing TuneIn Over Statutory License Payments

Universal Music Disputes Severity of 2008 Fire Cited in New York Times Article

In response to a New York Times article recounting a 2008 fire described as “the biggest disaster in the history of the music business” in which thousands of Universal Music Group master recordings were destroyed, the company has issued a statement disputing the characterization of the damage it caused to the company’s archives.

Source: Universal Music Disputes Severity of 2008 Fire Cited in New York Times Article

House Opens Tech Antitrust Inquiry With Look at Threat to News Media

In its first hearing about the power held by Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple, lawmakers focused on the decline of the news industry. They said they were troubled that the online digital advertising market, which is dominated by Google and Facebook, had siphoned off too much revenue from news organizations.

Source: House Opens Tech Antitrust Inquiry With Look at Threat to News Media

Should Copyright Protect Music Created By Artificial Intelligence?

As technology develops to the point where AI is capable of creating original music, questions are being raised as to whether this computer generated music, and the people behind the code that make it possible, should be granted the same legal protections as more traditionally created music.

Source: Should Copyright Protect Music Created By Artificial Intelligence?

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