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Digital music spending greater than sales of CDs and records for first time

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BPI reveals that digital music accounted for 55.5% of total £155.8m music sales in the first quarter of 2012The amount of money made from digital music services has outstripped the sale of traditional CDs and records for the first time, according to first quarter revenue figures from music industry trade...
Digital music spending greater than sales of CDs and records for first time

UK digital music downloads and streaming revenues overtake physical formats for the first time

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UK consumers are continuing to switch from physical music formats to digital downloads and streaming services, so much so that revenues from digital music surpassed those of physical sales for the first time in the first quarter of 2012. This is according to the British Phonographic Industry, whose new report shows...
UK digital music downloads and streaming revenues overtake physical formats for the first time

Court Issues New Blocking Order Against The Pirate Bay

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Following in the footsteps of Virgin Media, Everything Everywhere, Sky Broadband, BE and O2, today TalkTalk blocked access to The Pirate Bay. The providers were responding to a High Court injunction which orders the country’s major ISPs to block subscriber access to the infamous torrent site. Users trying to access...
Court Issues New Blocking Order Against The Pirate Bay
Digital music outsells physical media in the UK for the first time

Why we are breaking the Pirate Bay ban | Loz Kaye

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We must not hand courts and governments censorship powers without a public debate about digital rightsDigital rights are big news these days. The demise of the Acta treaty, unleashed a wave of articles. One told us Acta had nothing to do with freedom of speech. Another, "Acta is dead in...
Why we are breaking the Pirate Bay ban | Loz Kaye

UK High Court: ISPs Must Block Access To The Pirate Bay

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The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) finally got its will today. According to a ruling by Britain’s High Court, UK Internet providers must now block access to Swedish file-sharing site The Pirate Bay. The BBC reports that the BPI had asked British ISPs to voluntarily block access to the site in...
UK High Court: ISPs Must Block Access To The Pirate Bay

UK ISPs Lose Their Challenge To The Digital Economy Act; Entertainment Industry Responds Condescendingly

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UK ISPs BT and Talktalk challenged the Digital Economy Act soon after it was passed, complaining about how the law was approved, about the implementation details and how it would put them at a competitive disadvantage. Unfortunately, the final appeal in that lawsuit has been rejected, and the ISPs may...
UK ISPs Lose Their Challenge To The Digital Economy Act; Entertainment Industry Responds Condescendingly

Assimilate UK! The British Music Industry Now Controls Your Internet

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One by one the UK’s ISPs are falling to a creeping censorship of the web led not by some secretive government organisation but by the UK’s music industry in the shape of the British Phonographic Industry, the British record industry’s trade association. There is no democratic check on what’s happening...
Assimilate UK! The British Music Industry Now Controls Your Internet

Pirate Bay Block Initiates Streisand Cascade, Drives Record Traffic

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When the news broke that the UK's High Court ordered ISPs to censor the Pirate Bay, we (like many people) pointed out that the block would be largely ineffective. But for now, with the ISPs starting to implement their blocks (Virgin has theirs up and running) and the Pirate Bay...
Pirate Bay Block Initiates Streisand Cascade, Drives Record Traffic

The UK top 100 comes of age with the launch of the Official Streaming music Chart

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The music chart industry is about to catch up with user habits online next week with the launch of the UK’s first Official Streaming Chart. The new Top 100 rundown, which will launch on Monday May 14, will be compiled by the Official Charts Company with data from the nation’s...
The UK top 100 comes of age with the launch of the Official Streaming music Chart

As BPI Tries To Block The Pirate Bay From The UK, Dan Bull Explains Why Musicians Should Block BPI

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With Newzbin2 getting censored in the UK, BPI -- basically, the UK wing of the RIAA -- has been looking to have courts order many more sites blocked, with The Pirate Bay being target number one. Dan Bull, the UK-based musician who we've written about many times for his consistently...
As BPI Tries To Block The Pirate Bay From The UK, Dan Bull Explains Why Musicians Should Block BPI

VIDEO: Music piracy: Google under fire

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The British music trade body, BPI has requested the deletion of more illegal online music files in the six months of this year so far than in the whole of 2011....
VIDEO: Music piracy: Google under fire
UK High Court orders ISPs to block The Pirate Bay

Steve Purdham: 'Music is so powerful a song can chemically change people'

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The boss of We7 reveals how he co-created the online jukebox with Peter Gabriel and why he believes it is the future of radio Steve Purdham, the co-founder and chief executive of online jukebox We7, can recall those heady Saturday nights as a DJ in the pubs and clubs of...
Steve Purdham: 'Music is so powerful a song can chemically change people'
Digital music sales and the role of the post-holiday surge
Pirate Bay getting blocked by all major ISPs, U.K. court rules
Google updates its Transparency Report with copyright removal request info

Pirate Bay Block Inspires Crowdsourced Song – Bye Bye BPI

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Earlier this month in a case brought by several major recording labels including Sony, EMI and Warner, a judge in the UK’s High Court ruled that The Pirate Bay and its users breach copyright “on a major scale.” This ruling means that it’s almost inevitable that the UK’s major Internet...
Pirate Bay Block Inspires Crowdsourced Song – Bye Bye BPI

Iran reportedly blocks Google & all SSL sites on the eve of the revolution anniversary

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Not for the first time, Iran is reportedly stepping up its website-blocking efforts, on the eve of the anniversary of the revolution that overthrew the country’s monarchy and replaced it with an Islamic republic. Following a period of public protests and civil resistance, the Shah left Iran for exile in...
Iran reportedly blocks Google & all SSL sites on the eve of the revolution anniversary

Music Labels Prepare Action To Block Major BitTorrent Sites

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In the wake of OFCOM’s publication of its Initial Obligations Code for the UK’s much-delayed Digital Economy Act, the government said it would remove a pair of controversial sections from the legislation. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) said that following OFCOM’s findings that they would prove inefficient,...
Music Labels Prepare Action To Block Major BitTorrent Sites

As digital music sales leap, paid-for print circulations tumble

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As music companies finally get to grips with the challenges of the internet, paid-for magazines and papers are strugglingJust nine years ago, Britain had a thriving music press and a music industry that was defying the worldwide trend for falling sales. While still some way past its peak, NME enjoyed...
As digital music sales leap, paid-for print circulations tumble
Digital music revenue overtakes physical formats in U.K. for first time

Dan Bull Shares His Thoughts On The Pirate Bay Being Blocked Right After Helping His Music Get On The Charts

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We recently noted that, in the same week that Dan Bull had his new single hit the music charts because he promoted it via The Pirate Bay, BPI had convinced a court to order UK ISPs to start blocking TPB. Earlier this year, Dan had already written a song, Bye,...
Dan Bull Shares His Thoughts On The Pirate Bay Being Blocked Right After Helping His Music Get On The Charts

Dan Bull Talks About Trying To Reach The Charts While Giving Away His Music

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Earlier this week, we wrote about Dan Bull's new song and new experiment: could he release a track via The Pirate Bay for free... and still get it onto the music charts? We talked to Dan to see how the process has been so far, and discussed a few other...
Dan Bull Talks About Trying To Reach The Charts While Giving Away His Music

Torrent site sends condoms to MPAA in serious April Fools' message

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Filed under: Fun, P2P, Humor I'm sure you're sick of reading about April Fools' Day jokes, but this is one prank with a serious message. Russian Torrent site Vertor, tired of anti-piracy groups trying to shut them down, sent a most unusual package to six of its biggest opponents, including...
Torrent site sends condoms to MPAA in serious April Fools' message

Music Industry Warns That It May Sue UK File-Sharers

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Following the passing of the UK’s Digital Economy Act in early April, BPI Chief Executive Geoff Taylor has been speaking with Billboard about how he sees the next steps for tacking file-sharing in the UK. Although so-called “educational letters” will be sent out to those suspected of illicit file-sharing towards...
Music Industry Warns That It May Sue UK File-Sharers

Massive Protest Against UK Anti-Piracy Bill

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The UK Government continues to push forward the Digital Economy Bill (DEB) that aims to protect copyright holders from online pirates. On 15th March the House of Lords approved the bill and handed it over to the House of Commons. To the absolute dismay of most outside the music and...
Massive Protest Against UK Anti-Piracy Bill

Downloads, Spotify and Napster help offset UK CD sales slide

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BPI says music industry revenue fell just 3.4% last year to £795m as digital income increased by nearly a quarter to £282mUK music industry revenue fell just 3.4% last year to £795m as the steady decline in the popularity of CDs was offset by a 25% increase in income from...
Downloads, Spotify and Napster help offset UK CD sales slide

Leaked UK record industry memo sets out plans for breaking UK copyright

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In this leaked, six-page email, Richard Mollet, the Director of Public Affairs for the British Phonographic Institute (the UK's record-industry lobbyists), sets out the BPI's strategy for ramming through the Digital Economy Bill, a sweeping, backwards reform to UK copyright law that will further sacrifice privacy and due process...
Leaked UK record industry memo sets out plans for breaking UK copyright

Music Biz Hopes To End Piracy By Tempting ISPs With Millions

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Around seven years ago when pressure was first starting to form against the then-fledgling BitTorrent scene, attitudes were pretty much as they are now. “They’ll never stop it, we’ll always find a way,” cried the masses grabbing music, movies and software for free, and few disagreed. Of course, there will...
Music Biz Hopes To End Piracy By Tempting ISPs With Millions
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