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The National Music Publishers' Association sent DMCA take-down notices to the biggest Web sites seeming to profit from posting unlicensed lyrics.
One big multichannel network on YouTube faces a suit from the National Music Publishers' Association, while the publishers' organization settles with another.
The incoming chairman of a key House of Representatives panel worked to ban Internet gambling and champion the Stop Online Piracy Act. And he hasn't given up.
Music videos are making a comeback with help from Vevo and YouTube. Indie music publishers want their fair share.
The influence of music publishers is growing, and one man is leading them to what they hope is more digital music dollars.
Negotiations between Apple and music publishers to license an iTunes cloud music service are going well. Hopes are high that an agreement will be reached soon, but it's not a slam-dunk.
Apple is busy adding 90-second song previews to the music that's eligible. For overseas iTunes users, never fear. The longer samples may be coming soon.
Apple initially hoped to announce 90-second samples in September, but licensing issues pushed the announcement back.
Steve Jobs & Co. really want to offer buyers extended music samples by the holiday shopping season. But to do that, Apple must iron out licensing issues.
Apple in "active negotiations" for song samples with rights holders, but some music publishers want Apple to pay. How the negotiations fare could set the mood for negotiations over cloud music.