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IP Holders Can Now Manually Timestamp YouTube Videos In Copyright Claims

gamesindustry.biz reports: "Google has updated the process for copyright holders to manually claim against videos on YouTube. In a post on the YouTube Creators blog,...

Facebook’s Libra Probably Won’t Help People Without Bank Accounts

The Verge reports: "Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra claims to solve a very dire problem: helping people without access to banks. I have my doubts about how...

Songtrust Royalty Collections Up 70% in a Year

Variety reports: "Global music royalty collection service Songtrust, whose mission is to remove the complexity of the publishing landscape by offering detailed artists and rights...

Publishing Lawsuit Against Pandora From Wixen Music Raises Questions Regarding Lyric...

Hypebot reports: "Pandora is facing down a long-expected lawsuit from Wixen Music Publishing over the streaming platform's alleged infringing of lyrics in songs represented...

Spotify Says It Overpaid Songwriters And Wants Money Back

Hypebot reports: "In it's latest spat with music publishers, Spotify says they owe the streamer for overpayments. Last year's US Copyright Royalty Board rate...

Why the Internet’s Most Important Law Exists and How People are...

The Verge reports: "Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act is one of the internet’s most important and most misunderstood laws. It’s intended to protect...

Popular Stream-Ripping Site Convert2MP3 Shut Down

Billboard reports: "Convert2MP3, one of the world's most popular stream ripping sites, has been shut down following a joint operation by international labels body...

France responds to Facebook’s Libra with new cryptocurrency task force

VentureBeat reports: "France is creating a G7 task force to study how central banks ensure cryptocurrencies like Facebook’s Libra are governed by regulations ranging...

Merlin Paid Indie Labels $1 Billion In Last 18 Months

Hypebot reports: "Global independent digital rights agency Merlin announced the findings of its 2019 Membership Report & Survey at A2IM Indie Week on Tuesday,...

SoundExchange Sues Music Choice For Royalty Underpayment

Hypebot reports: "SoundExchange today filed a lawsuit against cable music platform Music Choice over underpaid royalties. The action comes after an audit of Music...