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Millions in Unpaid YouTube Royalties Up for Grabs

Billboard reports: "The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) has alerted its members that they have a three-month window to...

Netflix Taps BMG for Music Publishing Rights Outside U.S.

Billboard reports: "BMG has signed on to manage and administer Netflix's music publishing rights outside the U.S. The exclusive agreement covers elements such as...

U.K. Government Loses Brexit Appeal: What the Delay in Exiting EU...

Billboard reports: "The U.K.'s top judges have ruled that the British government cannot start the process of Brexit without the prior approval of Parliament,...

Arrival, La La Land, and others leak in annual ‘screener season’...

The Verge reports: "Every year, awards season in Hollywood is foreshadowed by its illegal relation: screener season. This is the time when pirated copies...

Here’s What Happens to Tech in 2017

Wired reports: "What does 2017 hold for the world of tech and media? With so much changing at the end of 2016, it’s hard to...

DEW Startup Competition Entry Deadline – Jan. 1, 2017

Hey Everyone, To all of you involved in digital entertainment startups, the entry deadline for the 2017 Digital Entertainment World Startup Competition is this...

Introducing the RightsTech Project

Dear Readers, I am pleased to announce the launch of the RightsTech Project, a platform to chronicle, discuss, and advance efforts around innovation in rights...

Popular Torrent Site What.CD Shuts Down: ‘All Data Has Been Destroyed’

Billboard reports: "Invite-only torrent site What.CD, a favorite destination for audiophiles for its vast trove of hard-to-find releases and high-quality files, has terminated operations...

German Rights Body and YouTube End Seven-Year Battle

Billboard reports: "A seven-year-long battle over the work of German songwriters and composers has ended. Google's international video giant YouTube and GEMA -- the...

UK High Court Orders ISPs To Block 13 Piracy Websites

Deadline Hollywood reports: "The Motion Picture Association, the international leg of the MPAA, has won a legal battle in the UK against 13 piracy websites,...