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AMPAL holds board elections

ICMP member the Australasian Music Publishers’ Association (AMPAL) held its Annual General Meeting on 21 November.

European Commission publishes Piracy Watch-List

The European Commission in December published its highly anticipated Counterfeit and Piracy Watch-List, which names online and physical marketplaces that are reported to engage in piracy and counterfeiting across the world.

Making sense of the Brussels bubble

ICMP held its biannual EU Training Day at its headquarters on 28 November. ICMP Board Members were in attendance as were national Music Publisher Associations from Denmark, Finland, France, Norway, the UK and others.

WIPO Conference on Global Digital Content held in New Delhi

The 2018 WIPO Conference on the Global Digital Content Market was held on 14 & 15 November in New Delhi, India.

The two-day event discussed public access to music, film and other creative works. It also looked at what can be done to improve the livelihoods of creators. 

Apply to sit on the MLC Board and Committees

With the passing of the Music Modernization Act (MMA) on 18 September comes a new copyright licensing organisation called the Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC).

The MLC will create and maintain a database of music composition copyrights and their owners.

New Australian online copyright laws target search engines

The Australian government recently amended its 2015 website blocking legislation that allows rightsholders to obtain Federal Court orders obliging ISPs to take reasonable steps to block access to foreign pirate websites. 

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