Posts Tagged: music piracy


USTR: Counterfeit and pirated physical products valued at nearly half a trillion dollars

According to the Office of the United States Trade Representative, imports of counterfeit and pirated physical products are valued at about half a trillion dollars, or about 2.5 …
By Steve Brachmann
6 months ago 2

China’s copyright regulator tells foreign and domestic music companies to improve copyright licensing, reducing piracy

In mid-September, the federal government of the People’s Republic of China issued statements which indicate that the country is looking to expand upon recent rhetoric over …
By Steve Brachmann
11 months ago 1

How New Musicians Can Protect Their Music’s Intellectual Property

It’s not just businesses and corporate environments that need intellectual property protection - artists of all kinds must protect their work too. Specifically, musicians have a …

The Changing Reality of Making Music in the Internet Age

Things have changed in a way because technology has allowed sampling of very specific parts of songs to take place sometimes without written prior acknowledgement or permission …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 1

Seventh Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy Opens in Istanbul

Over 850 delegates from more than 100 countries are attending the three-day meeting from 24 to 26 April that is being chaired by the World Customs Organization (WCO) and hosted by …
By WIPO
5 years ago 1

Counterfeiting, A Growing Worldwide Problem

Counterfeiting is a far bigger story than loses to big companies and the associated loss of downstream economic activity. Those that support counterfeiters by buying knock-off goods …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 2

Combating Copyright Infringement: DMCA Take Down Notices

We shouldn't fool ourselves and try and pretend that the lack of respect for intellectual property rights is limited to those who seek to share movies, music …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 13

US Trade Representative Issues Annual Report on Global IP Rights

For 2010 the US Trade Representative reviewed 77 trading partners for this year’s Special 301 Report, and placed 41 countries on either the Priority Watch List, Watch List, or the …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 0

The Future of Global Copyrights

Every modern country has copyright laws of some sort in place. The rationale behind them all is to motivate the creation of future works and to protect …
By Stephen Sharon
9 years ago 4

U2 Says ISPs to Blame for © Infringement

According to U2 manager Paul McGuinness, Internet service providers are to blame for continuing music piracy.  Speaking at conference in France, McGuinness said that ISPs should be …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 0

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