Free Music Contracts Offer: Music Contract Store

Music Contract Store is offering Dotted Music readers free professional music contracts for a limited time only.

The Age of Music Piracy Continues As Japan Makes Illegal Downloading A Punishable Offense

Editor Sam Agini reports on the legislation passed in Japan that renders illegal downloading a punishable offense.

vKontakte Criticised For Inadequate Copyright Care

The RIAA has praised the office of the United States Trade representative for its Special 301 Report highlighting the inadequate copyright protection measures of some of the United States’ Trading partners, including Russian social media website, vKontakte.

Universal’s EMI Takeover Probed By EU

The Guardian has reported that the European Union’s competition regulator has launched an in-depth probe of Universal Music Group’s planned acquisition of EMI.

S(T)OPA As Perceived By A Law Academic

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is part of a seemingly more aggressive legislative strategy designed to combat the unauthorised infringement of IP rights on the Internet along with its (ugly) sisters the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA).

Subtext And Confusion: The RIAA’s Blog

A seemingly innocent blog post on the RIAA’s website serves a more subtextual agenda; but is it as clear as the RIAA would have us think?