Last month in Germany, the Federal Court made a ruling which moved to limit the liability of parents for their minor children’s illegal music sharing. The court’s decision stipulates that parents are not liable for the illegal music file sharing of their minor child if they have educated their children enough about the prohibition of participating… Read more »
The Marketplace Presents: Muso
As we talked about recently, piracy is still very much an issue in our world today. There are ways to combat it, like streaming services, anti-piracy measures from the government and the DMCA, but that doesn’t solve the immediate problem of having an illegal link up that people are downloading without permission. Muso is here… Read more »
Digital Music on the Uprise in 2012
It’s no news that digital music has slowly been claiming a solid market share for the industry. But there are still improvements to be made and growth to be seen. Worldwide sales of digital music grew by 8% last year to 5.2 billion U.S. dollars as the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) announced… Read more »
Shall We Learn from Piracy and Listen to Users?
To start with, let me state that I am not a piracy advocate. I do however believe that things are not always as obvious as we would like them to be, and the case of MegaUpload has many lessons we can learn from. Without a doubt, MegaUpload‘s closing-down is good news for the content industry…. Read more »
Newsflash: People to Pay for Digital Music; But What Does “Pay” Mean?
“Give people a choice, and they might pay for digital music, after all.” — Peter Kafka, All Things D, January 23, 2012. Damn, that Peter Kafka at the Wall Street Journal is fast. He beat me to the much-anticipated IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) 2012 report on the state of digital, er, phonographic music…. Read more »