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British music industry agrees to a Code on Transparency under the aegis of the Intellectual Property Office

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The British music industry has agreed a 'Code of Good Practice on Transparency in Music Streaming', under the aegis of the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), as part of the commitment made by the Government in response to the recommendations of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee’s Inquiry into Music Streaming.

The voluntary Code is designed to "improve transparency around licensing and royalties related to music streaming." The Code has been agreed by 12 music industry bodies re...

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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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Chinese authorities launch campaign to crack down on copyright infringement

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The Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China's Central Committee and several other Chinese government's departments have launched a new campaign to crackdown on copyright infringement.

This campaign specifically targets illegal activities such as pirating, unauthorised sales and online dissemination of textbooks, picture books, cartoons, and exam materials. According to Xinhua news agency, the campaign will "strengthen inspections and investigations in the publishing market, pri...

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British House of Commons’ Culture, Media and Sport Committee reflects on its achievements during the past legislature

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As the country prepares for general elections on July 4, the Chair of the Committee on Culture, Media and Sports, Caroline Dinenage, outlined in a public statement some key achievements of the Committee and work that could be taken forward in the new Parliament.

"Over the last five years, our Committee has been at the forefront of standing up for our world class creative industries, supporting strong, independent media and working to ensure that our sporting heritage is protected for generat...

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Spanish police takes action against IPTV service TVMucho/Teeveeing

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Global anti-piracy coalition, the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), has welcomed the action taken by the Spanish National Police against the large-scale illegal IPTV service TVMucho, also known as Teeveeing.

ACE said the Spanish initiative was "the first criminal action in Spain against an operation of this size and scope." Following a criminal referral from ACE in January 2023, Spanish authorities raided on April 22 the operators’ facilities, disrupting access to the IPTV ser...

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