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5th May 2021

Recording industry takes action against Vimeo for making available infringing music content

5th May 2021  – IFPI, representing the recording industry worldwide, together with its Italian national group FIMI and the Italian anti-piracy organisation FPM, has coordinated a legal action on behalf of its record company members against online content sharing service Vimeo in Italy. The action is based on Vimeo’s failure to prevent unlicensed music appearing on […]

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4th May 2021

IFPI statement on the publication of the EU Priority Third Countries Report 2021

4th May 2021 – 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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30th April 2021

Comment from IFPI on the Helsinki Court of Appeal’s decision in The Pirate Bay case

30th April 2021 – We welcome the decision from the court today. Copyright infringement harms the music ecosystem and prevents music creators from being fairly compensated. Right holders have been forced to pursue The Pirate Bay across multiple jurisdictions in Europe over a ten-year period. Despite a vast number of court decisions confirming the illegality […]

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27th April 2021

Frances Moore named in Billboard’s International Power Players List

27th April 2021 – Frances Moore, Chief Executive of IFPI, has been named as one of Billboard’s International Power Players. The list, revealed today, recognises ‘industry leaders at over 100 companies who are driving the success of music business outside the U.S.’. Included alongside Moore is IFPI’s Asia Regional Director, Jenny Wong.  Read the full […]

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26th March 2021

Comment from IFPI on Court of Appeal of England and Wales decision in TuneIn case

26th March 2021 – Today’s decision by the Court of Appeal of England and Wales confirms that TuneIn can only operate with appropriate licences from right holders and therefore cannot continue to blatantly disregard its obligation to ensure that its service is lawful. This is a big win for those investing in and creating music, […]

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23rd March 2021

IFPI issues Global Music Report 2021

Global recorded music revenues grow 7.4% Read IFPI’s State of the Industry here Explore the report online at our microsite here The global recorded music market grew by 7.4% in 2020, the sixth consecutive year of growth, according to IFPI, the organisation that represents the recorded music industry worldwide. Figures released today in IFPI’s Global […]

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