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Beatchain partners with FUGA to allow its users to distribute content to streaming services

UK-based Beatchain has partnered with Digital supply chain and marketing company FUGA to allow its users to distribute content to music streaming services through its technology. Artists can upload unlimited tracks for $1.99 per month. Beatchain is data-driven platform that claims to be “revolutionizing discovery, marketing, and promotion in the music industry”.

 

Source: Beatchain partners with FUGA to allow its users to distribute content to streaming services

Resale of E-books Ruled Illegal in EU

In a move that will be welcome news to publishers and other rights holders, advocate general Maciej Szpunar has ruled sites such as Tom Kabinet that sell second-hand ebooks unlawful under EU law. However, the advocate general also noted that there might be justifications for the resale of ebooks, prompting concerned comments from the Federation of European Publishers (FEP).

Source: Resale of E-books Ruled Illegal in EU

Now publishers are becoming news aggregators. This is why.

In trying to wrestle back traffic (and ad revenues) from the duopoly, publishers have been experimenting with diverse services. News aggregation is one area where few publishers have ventured on their own. The exception has been German publishing giant Axel Springer and now, News Corp., which recently announced that it was developing a news aggregation service called Knewz.

Source: Now publishers are becoming news aggregators. This is why.

Apple Wanted to Revolutionize the Way Streaming Pays. Here’s Why It Wasn’t Allowed

Testifying on behalf of Apple on March 8th, 2017, Dale Cendali of legal giant Kirkland & Ellis told the CRB that “the current rate structure is overly complicated and lacks transparency because royalties depend on the amount of revenue a service generates … and because of that, songwriters may receive different compensation even though it is the same song being streamed.”

Source: Apple Wanted to Revolutionize the Way Streaming Pays. Here’s Why It Wasn’t Allowed

States to Launch Google, Facebook Antitrust Probes

State attorneys general are formally launching separate antitrust probes into Facebook and Google starting next week, putting added pressure on tech giants already under federal scrutiny. New York Attorney General Letitia James said Friday that her office was organizing a bipartisan, multi-state probe into social media company Facebook. Separately, the Google probe is expected to be announced at a news conference outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday.

Source: States to Launch Google, Facebook Antitrust Probes

Waves Platform and The Abyss to Jointly Launch Blockchain-Based Games Marketplace

Open source blockchain platform Waves and blockchain game distribution platform The Abyss will jointly launch a blockchain-based marketplace of digital goods and in-game items. The marketplace will enable users to purchase items with Abyss Tokens and sell them to other users.

Source: Waves Platform and The Abyss to Jointly Launch Blockchain-Based Games Marketplace

Facebook Watch Signs Video Partnerships With News Publishers in Europe

Facebook Watch has signed video partnerships with France’s Le Monde, Germany’s Axel Springer and Sweden’s Expressen, among other news outlets, to deliver original content and continue building a globally diverse slate. Facebook’s Jesper Doub said the partnerships underscore Facebook Watch’s “support for the news industry in Europe.”

Source: Facebook Watch Signs Video Partnerships With News Publishers in Europe

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