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Court Orders Cloudflare to Prevent Access to Pirated Music or Face Fines or Prison

News This week visitors to pirate music site DDL-Music were greeted with a rare ‘Error 451’ message from Cloudflare, indicating that the site had been rendered unavailable due to legal reasons. It now transpires that following legal action by Universal Music, Cloudflare was served with a court injunction , which threatened fines and potential prison […]

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French Anti-Piracy Law Decreased Music Consumption Variety, Research Suggests

News Newly published research shows that the French anti-piracy law Hadopi has had a positive effect on digital music sales. This effect decreased over time but remained relatively stable for bigger artists. The same data further suggests that people’s music consumption became less varied during the same period. According to the researcher, the discovery element […]

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Music Piracy Drops Dramatically, IFPI Shows

Music industry IFPI has released its latest music consumption report, revealing that music listening numbers are increasing. The report also stresses that piracy remains a threat, but fails to highlight the rather dramatic drop in piracy rates that took place over the past year. Music piracy, in various forms, has been a problem for decades […]

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The Solution to Music Piracy in Nigeria is No Joke – Or is It?

Popular comedian and musician Koffi Idowu sits on the board of the Copyright Society of Nigeria. He says the country needs to tackle piracy by utilizing cutting-edge technology. Such as barcodes. And the military. Meanwhile, legal streaming services are getting tagged onto banking services which are sharing customer information and habits with music companies. Joke? […]