The biggest names in the piracy world belongs to Sweden. The legal frameworks in Sweden are not stringent enough to take an appropriate action against the wrong doers. But the biggest name in music streaming also belong to Sweden. The new technologies have benefited the music industry by new age streaming platforms. The same technology is also providing means like stream ripping which is distributing pirated musical content without being held liable.
Sweden--Music Piracy & Copyright Infringement Report, 2018 is focused on curbing the issue of music piracy. The report has done an in-depth analysis of this issue by taking four aspects into consideration, namely, social, legal, economical and technological. All the facets of the music industry are important to understand this problem. The report has elucidated the rights and liabilities of the artists, record labels and broadcasters. It also explains the legalities involved with copyright infringement and how it is affecting the music industry.
The ISPs are actually right to say that the web-blocks aren’t hugely successful in stopping people accessing music and movies illegally, though that’s in no small part because the search engines make it so damn easy to circumvent the blockades.
The music industry generally reckons that the search engines principally Google could do more to keep piracy sites out of their search results. A common gripe is that, while copyright owners can demand specific links to infringing content be removed from Google search, said content always pops back up at another URL, resulting in something akin to a game of whack-a-mole.
The legal authorities, regulations and technology companies are required to come together to establish a comprehensive framework that can be well implemented to solve the problem of increasing music piracy. The report has come up with such recommendations, which takes into consideration all these factors.
The report has highlighted the roles of ISPs and the secondary liabilities involved with them. The music industry, argues that companies like YouTube, which claim safe harbour protection, are exploiting this bit of copyright law in order to force record companies and music publishers into unfair deals. So that they can compete against Spotify and Apple Music in the streaming music market while paying much lower royalties than their competitors.
There are many such issues involved with music piracy. The report shows all these issues and analyses them based on various aspects with a balanced approach. It shows the current state of music piracy in Sweden and also shows the music revenues earned by the industry through various platforms.
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