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Online TV service Locast suspends operations after court decision ruled it infringed the copyright of networks

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Locast Nation has suspended operations following a decision from the Federal District Court in the Southern District of New York that the online service's non-profit status could no longer exempt it from copyright infringement.

A post on the Locast site read: "As a non-profit, Locast, was designed from the very beginning to operate in accordance with the strict letter of the law, but in response to the court’s recent rulings, with which we respectfully disagree, we are hereby suspending oper...

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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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South Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism puts out a Generative AI and Copyright Guide in English

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The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) in South Korea, in partnership with the Korea Copyright Commission, have released the 'Generative AI and Copyright Guide' in English in response to "the frequent use of K-content for AI training abroad and Korean culture (Hallyu) fans’ creation of content similar to K-content using generative AI."

A Korean version of the Guide was initially released on December 2023. The MCST said this initiative aims "to clarify legal uncertainties related ...

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Motion Picture Association urges Congress to adopt site-blocking legislation in the US

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Charles Rivkin, the Chairman and CEO Motion Picture Association (MPA), announced that his organisation was going to work with Members of Congress with the goal to "enact site-blocking legislation in the US."

Rivkin made the announcement at the CinemaCon 2024, the yearly gathering of the global motion picture theater industry, held in Las Vegas and organised by the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO).

MPA's Charles Rivkin

Rivkin described site-blocking as "a targeted, legal tac...

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Parliament report calls on UK Government to introduce a private copying scheme

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A report from British Parliament's House of Commons' Culture, Media and Sport (CMS) Committee has made several recommendations to ensure that creators receive fair remuneration for their works, in particular through the introduction of a private copying scheme.

The report on 'Creator remuneration' from the CMS Committee calls on the Government to ensure creators are compensated "when people copy or move content such as songs to or between their devices (known as private copying)."

The re...

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