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More Music Industry News: Radio Royalty Battle, EU Piracy Laws, Court Setback For Real & More

  • image from www.google.com Radio Royalties Fight Heats Up In Washington - Should stations pay artists to play their tunes? Get ready for one of the year's biggest battles. (Forbes)
  • EU urged to crack down on internet piracy - European trade unions and industry groups are calling for tighter controls on illegal filesharing and more pressure on ISPs. (Guardian)
  • Spain mulls tougher internet piracy laws. (AFP)
  • Thumplay has launched an unlimited streaming music service for PC's with an app for Blackberry. 
  • Judge: RealNetworks caused its own legal problems. A judge has rejected RealNetworks' claim that the movie studios were colluding against it, saying that the problems in the case were all of Real's own making. The company should have known better than trying to sell illegal DVD-ripping software. (ars)
  • Slacker radio adds more mobile apps and offline listening. (press release)
  • UK's PRS for Music appoints a new CEO. (Music Ally)
  • MP3 co-creator wants to smarten-up dumb devices – A German electrical engineer who helped make MP3 players a reality has turned his attention to making "dumb devices" act smart. (AFP)


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