EU Copyright Directive: will there be a copyright tax for sharing content online?

Much has been made of the new EU Copyright Directive, with commentator’s opinions being polarised. Some say the Directive will offer greater protection for those operating in the creative industries but, in some cases, also has the potential to be “catastrophic” for online service providers. By way of background, the EU Copyright Directive essentially seeks…

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AI hits the wrong note – artificial intelligence still some way to go when detecting copyright infringement

James Rhodes is a classical pianist. He recorded himself playing Bach in his living room and posted the recording on YouTube as he has done on countless other occasions. YouTube immediately removed the video claiming infringement in 47 seconds of the video. Almost immediately stories were circulating on the internet headed ‘Sony Owns Bach’. As…

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Prince’s Music Lives On ….. and his estate is getting busy

Prince’s estate had promised us lot of posthumous music going forward and we wait in eager anticipation of that. Meanwhile to preserve the value and integrity of his legacy the estate is suing a ‘bootleg label’ known as Eye Records. Describing itself as a “bootleg label dedicated” to the Purple One, the label is accused…

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