22nd May 2023

IFPI statement on the publication of the EU Priority Third Countries Report 2023

22nd May 2023 – The European Commission has published its EU Priority Countries Report (here) in order to strengthen the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR) in countries outside of the European Union.  The report identifies “priority countries” in which the state of IPR protection gives rise to the greatest level of concern. […]

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9th May 2023

Adriana Restrepo named in Billboard’s inaugural Latin Women in Music List

9th May 2023 – Adriana Restrepo, Regional Director of IFPI Latin America & Caribbean, has been named as one of Billboard’s Latin Women in Music for 2023. The inaugural list honours a range of female executives from every sector of the industry in the Latin American region. The launch of Billboard’s Women in Music was celebrated […]

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3rd April 2023

Record companies in Germany take successful action against hosting provider of stream ripping software, YouTube-DL

3rd April 2023 – IFPI, the organisation that represents the recording industry worldwide, and BVMI, its National Group in Germany, working on behalf of their member record companies, have managed a successful action against the individual hosting the stream ripping software YouTube-DL. The Hamburg Regional Court has issued an injunction requiring the individual to stop […]

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30th March 2023

Comment from IFPI on the Court of Milan’s decision to uphold its order against CloudFlare

March 30, 2023 – “We welcome the decision today from the Court of Milan which confirmed that CloudFlare is obliged to cease providing access to three copyright infringing sites and any additional ‘mirror sites’ via its public DNS service.  In doing so the Court of Milan has set an important precedent that online intermediaries can be required […]

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15th March 2023

Brazilian authorities continue large-scale initiative ‘Operation 404’ against infringing music services

March 15, 2023 – With the support of IFPI and Pro-Música Brasil, Brazilian law enforcement authorities have completed a substantial series of actions as part of the ongoing ‘Operation 404’, an initiative that tackles copyright and licencing infringing services on the internet. Operation 404 is one of the largest copyright infringement campaigns of its kind […]

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23rd February 2023

IFPI Chief Executive Frances Moore featured in Billboard Women In Music 2023

23rd February 2023 – Frances Moore, IFPI Chief Executive, has been included by Billboard in its 2023 Women In Music Top Executives list. The list recognises a range of high achieving women executives from every sector of the music industry. The Billboard panel highlighted Frances Moore’s leadership of IFPI as it “continues to expand its […]

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