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Universal Music Sued for Piracy

Music publishers are usually the ones initiating piracy lawsuits, not on the receiving end of one. But Universal finds itself in that situation due to its use of fonts. In news that’s sure to make a few people smile, Universal…

Record labels win fight to block music piracy websites

Record labels have won against internet service providers to have piracy website KickassTorrent blocked but will have to pay $50 per name to have the website’s domain names blocked. In Friday’s ruling, Justice Stephen Burley ordered ISPs including TPG, iiNet, Optus and Telstra to block…

The rise of music streaming services hasn’t killed music piracy

There’s no doubt that streaming services have helped combat the music industry’s piracy problems. Apps like Spotify and Apple Music made the Napsters and Limewires of the world less relevant through sheer convenience — just listen to a couple ads…

German court tells PayPal to reveal pirate’s identity to Sony Music

A German court has told PayPal that it must provide Sony Music with the personal details of one of its customers who used the payment processing firm’s services to collect money via a piracy site. Credit card companies and money…