British copyright organisation starts legal action against music streaming service SoundCloud

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We’ve just posted the following news: British copyright organisation starts legal action against music streaming service SoundCloud[newsimage]http://static.myce.com//images_posts/2015/08/soundcloud-logo-o-95x75.png[/newsimage]

The British copyright organisation Performing Right Society (PRS) starts legal action against Soundcloud following five years of unsuccessful negotiations. PRS has posted a letter on its website explaining the move.

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#2

Sounds alot like something I seen before…

NAPSTER…

But oh well… there is always torrents… closing down SoundCloud isn’t going to stop torrents. Which is what it looks like they are trying to do.


#3

Somehow I had a feeling Sound Cloud would be taken down by copyright bullies. Looks like the beginning of the end. I wonder if SC will also be killed by these jerks, and subsequently resurrected by “rogue” employees.

As for not removing as many works as the industry would like, of course SC isn’t bending over and taking it: most of these takedown requests are likely bogus generated by bots with no human interaction. There’s no way a stupid bot can determine whether something is copyright infringement or not.