Ticketmaster, StubHub Execs Are Testifying Before a Congressional Panel on Excessive Ticket Costs

Congress’s continued effort to curb deceptive ticketing practices and lower ticket prices has taken the form of a comprehensive hearing, at which executives from America’s leading ticketing companies have been called to testify. A House of Representati… Continue Reading

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European Artists May Have to Pay to Perform in Post-Brexit Britain

To perform in front of post-Brexit UK audiences, foreign artists, including those from European Union nations, may need to pay a sizable sum once the Brexit transition period concludes at the end of 2020. As part of the Home Office-proposed rules, arti… Continue Reading

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Federal Judge Allows Global Music Rights, Major Radio Stations to Air Their Antitrust Grievances

The legal battle between Global Music Rights (GMR) and the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) has taken another interesting turn, as a federal judge has allowed each of their antitrust lawsuits to proceed. GMR had been attempting to dismiss the RMLC’… Continue Reading

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Trump Signs NAFTA-Killing USMCA Agreement, Complete With Global DMCA Protections

President Trump has signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), expanding U.S. copyright law into Mexico and Canada. President Trump has signed USMCA, a trade agreement between the United States, Canada, and Mexico, into law. The far-reac… Continue Reading

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Impala Speaks Out Against the UK’s Unwillingness to Enforce EU Copyright Directive

Impala, a leading advocate of independent record labels in Europe, is speaking out against the United Kingdom’s decision to not enforce the European Union’s controversial Copyright Directive. In a statement, Impala said that the Copyright Directive “br… Continue Reading

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British Government Refuses to Implement the EU Copyright Directive

With Brexit rapidly approaching, the United Kingdom has decided it will not enforce the EU’s Copyright Directive. It’s now confirmed: the post-Brexit United Kingdom will not enforce the European Union’s controversial Directive on Copyright in the… Continue Reading

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar Slams ‘Broken Ticket Industry’ as Justice Department Prepares Legal Action Against Live Nation

As the U.S. Justice Department prepares to take legal action against Live Nation, U.S. Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) attacked what she called a “broken ticketing industry.” In a Twitter post that referenced ou… Continue Reading

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