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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? […]

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YouTube Forbids Monetizing Short Music Clips Through Manual Content-ID Claims

YouTube has announced that it will update its manual Content-ID claiming policy. Starting next month, rightsholders are forbidden from manually claiming videos that use short or unintentional music fragments. Those who repeatedly violate this new policy will have their manual claiming rights revoked. With the new policy, YouTube hopes to improve fairness in the creator […]