The UK government is considering introducing extrajudicial pirate website blocking so that rightsholders will not have to go to the High Court every time they want an illegal site taken down.
Websites dedicated to pirating music from YouTube are causing trouble. 35% of 16-24-year olds are ‘stream-ripping’ music - and that number is set to rise.
A newly released YouGov study claims that the number of UK residents illegally downloading music has fallen dramatically by 18% in the last five years.
Use of online piracy sites for music 'dramatically surged' last year, according to the latest research from global piracy authority MUSO.
UK rightsholder representatives and search engines have come together to launch a new initiative to reduce the availability of infringing online content.
The UK music industry is taking action against Youtube-mp3.org, the largest site dedicated to offering illegally stream ripped music.
The BPI has called for ‘urgent reform’ of the current notice and take-down system as a response to online music piracy.
Spotify has helped reduce music piracy but has also displaced sales, a new report has claimed.
The number of music lovers accessing legal online content has risen by more than ten percent since 2013, according to new Intellectual Property Office (IPO) figures.
The BPI and sister organisation the Recording Industry Association of America have reportedly issued Google with their 200 millionth takedown notice.