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YouTube Flags Cat Purring as Copyright Infringing Music

YouTube's automated takedown tool is known for its flaws, but this week it crossed a line by attacking a purring cat. According to YouTube's Content-ID system both EMI Publishing and PRS own the rights to a 12 second purring loop. The cat in question, Phantom, has filed a dispute and…

EMI Boss Opposes SOPA, Says Piracy is a Service Issue

The RIAA has been one of the most dedicated supporters of the PIPA and SOPA bills, but not all of the people they represent share their enthusiasm. EMI's VP of Urban Promotions Craig Davis made some very reasonable remarks on the controversial anti-piracy plans, stating that "the method they're using…

EMI Tries To Hide Kids Education Anti-Piracy Objective

A music industry consultant has changed her Linkedin profile when it was revealed that the music lessons she's giving in schools aren't quite as they seem. Ruth Katz, who worked in anti-piracy enforcement for EMI and still works for the company as a consultant, is lecturing kids as young as…

EMI Sues Irish State For Not Implementing Piracy Blocking Provisions

After failing last year in its attempt to force a local Internet service provider to block online piracy, a major record label is now taking on a much bigger opponent. Yesterday, EMI Records filed a lawsuit against the Irish state for not fulfilling its obligations under European law which would…

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