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French music streaming services up in arms at the possibility of a ‘streaming tax’ to finance music industry body CNM

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France-based music streaming services have reacted with virulence to a commitment from France's President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, to ensure the future funding and the development of the Centre National de la Musique (National Music Center or CNM), a government-backed organisation created to support the music sector, through the possible financial contribution from streaming platforms.

The streaming services have called the "contribution" a "streaming tax" which has the potential t...

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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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European Commission opens probe into Apple’s commercial terms imposed on app developers using the iOS platform

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European Commission's antitrust division has opened on June 24 two new fronts against Apple — the first by informing Apple of its preliminary view that its App Store rules are in breach of the Digital Markets Act (DMA); and the second by starting an investigation into Apple's new fees charged to app developers who use the iOS platform.

If confirmed, these breach of rules could result in Apple being fined up to 10% of its global turnover. Apple can address these issues and avoid a fine if the...

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USPTO taps Farheena Y. Rasheed as Deputy General Counsel for IP Law and Solicitor

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The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has promoted Farheena Y. Rasheed to the position of Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property Law and Solicitor. She most recently served as the acting Solicitor at the USPTO.

The Office of the Solicitor serves as legal counsel to the USPTO on intellectual property law matters and works in collaboration with the Department of Commerce on interagency intellectual property law matters. It also coordinates with the Department of Justice in advoc...

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European Commission has ‘very serious’ issues about ‘non-compliant’ Apple

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The European Commission's head of competition Margrethe Vestager warned Apple aboiut its alleged non compliance with European Union law regarding the functioning of the Apple App Store.

Speaking on CNBC, Vestager said the European Commission — which has been looking into the workings of the Apple store, alongside Meta and Alphabet as part of a probe — has concerns about Apple's compliance with the Digital Markets Act, the online regulation adopted last year by the EU.

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