Canadian groups headed to America have two choices: Stump up $2000-$5000 in border fees and union dues and wait weeks for a permit, or go without and risk a two to five year personal ban from the US. Whether it's a one night show played for beer and beds or a full arena tour makes little difference to the costs and paperwork involved.
In a typically backstabbing lame duck kabuki dance, Google has fired Maria Pallante, the head of the U.S. Copyright Office. *This is a real tragedy because Register Pallante was even handed and concerned about treating everyone involved with copyright fairly--consumers as well as creators, not to mention cooperating with Google and Amazon in permitting the…
Although Garth Brooks may have been the biggest artist remaining whose music was unavailable across all major services before signing up with Amazon Music Unlimited this yet, it's hardly a complete set for the streaming world just yet. Here are 11 of the biggest names still at large, before the Internet can truly catch 'em all.
CBC’s Marketplace investigated why it’s so hard for fans to get good seats and found that only one-third of tickets for the Tragically Hip’s Man Machine Poem tour made it to fans at face value.
There have been multiple reports of Spotify Free ads launching malware on all platforms – including in Safari on Macs. This is not the first time the issue has occurred, the company apologising after a previous incident back in 2011 …
Michael Jackson’s estate made $115m last year – proof that artists’ work can carry on making a fortune after their death. From Nick Drake to Elvis, it’s about selling an artist as if they are still alive – and learning how to say no
New proposals around copyright and user-generated services were unveiled at the European Commission’s (EC) annual State of the Union address, delivered by EC president Jean-Claude Juncker in Strasbourg today (Sep. 14).
On Tuesday, Ms. Lewis and Songwriters of North America, an advocacy group she helped found a year ago, sued the Justice Department, saying that the agency overstepped its authority and that its ruling violated the property rights of songwriters by potentially nullifying private contracts between writers who have worked on the same song.
Newspaper publishers would get the right to curb the online use of their content, allowing them to demand payment from Google News and other sites that use clips of their articles, under new European Union draft copyright rules published Wednesday.