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Illicit file-sharing activity continues to trouble the recorded music sector, but stream-ripping has emerged as the leading means of obtaining copyright-infringing music content online.


  • It might well be time to take a look at core legislation that has served to protect online platforms from liability for the past two decades.

Features and Benefits

  • Examines the current state of piracy in the music industry.
  • Explains why the music industry needs to remain vigilant about potential new pirate services.

Key questions answered

  • How are new pirate music services presenting new challenges to the music industry?
  • Do technology developments mean the DMCA should be reviewed?

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  • Summary
  • Keeping a lid on the evolution of recorded-music piracy
  • New pirate services present new industry challenges
  • Technology developments prompt a review of the DMCA


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