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Memo from Google to European policy-makers: “We won’t pay the ‘link tax’!”

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By Emmanuel Legrand

European policy-makers have been scrambling to find an answer to Google's decision not to remunerate European news publishers for the use of their content on Google News, despite a provision in the recent Copyright Directive which introduced a neighbouring right for news publishers (originally Article 11, now 15). Google's decision was aimed at France, which became the first country to implement the new right in its legislation, following a July 25 vote by the Parliament.
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Emmanuel is a Washington, DC-based freelance journalist, blogger and media consultant, specialising in the entertainment business and cultural trends. He was the US editor for British music industry trade publication Music Week. Previously, he was the editor of Impact, a magazine for the music publishing community (2007-2009), the global editor of US trade publication Billboard (2003-2006), and the editor in chief of Billboard’s sister publication Music & Media (1997-2003).

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+1 Records seals global strategic partnership with Exceleration Music

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Independent label +1 Records has signed a strategic, global partnership with Exceleration Music, the structure dedicated to enhancing the future of independent music.

Exceleration has made an investment in +1’s catalogue and will provide the resources and operational support the label’s upcoming releases. New York and Los Angeles-based +1 Records was Co-founded in 2008 by Jonny Kaps, Nat Hays Boas and and Josh Swade.

The two partners said that Kaps would continue as CEO of the company, w...

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US Justice Department starts legal action against Google for alleged anticompetitive behaviour in the digital advertising market

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The US Justice Department — alongside eight States — have filed a civil antitrust lawsuit against Google, accusing the Alphabet-owned company of "monopolising multiple digital advertising technology products in violation of Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act."

The suit — in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia — alleges that through serial acquisitions and anticompetitive auction manipulation, Google "subverted competition in Internet advertising technologies."

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John Asein renewed for four years at the helm of the Nigerian Copyright Commission

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Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has renewed the mandate of John Asein as Director General of the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC). Asein will serve for another final four-year term, in accordance with the Nigerian Copyright Commission Act.

NCC is the government agency responsible for all copyright matters in Nigeria, including the administration, regulation, promotion, enforcement and prosecution of copyright.

The NCC operates the Nigerian Copyright e-Registration System...

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