Artists’ Lobby Attacks New EU Music Copyright Directive

Samuel Agini reports on a European directive that would “force companies that manage music rights to pay artists their royalties more speedily”.

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.

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).

Napster’s Long Shadow: Copyright And Peer-To-Peer Technology

In a recent article, entitled, “Napster’s long shadow: copyright and peer-to-peer technology”, published in the Oxford Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice, Nick Scharf, a PhD candidate at the University of East Anglia, examines the fallout from Napster.