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The Sony/PIAS distribution centre in Enfield was sadly destroyed in the riots last night in London (8th August). As seen on the news big hitters such as Sony had their stock destroyed, but also and perhaps more heart breaking for EDIT is to hear of all the independent labels that have been affected, as this will hit them just as ...Read More


Next month's TUC annual three day conference in London will see The Musicians' Union push to back a move to give people a choice on whether or not they work for free as they feel that professional musicians are being "emotionally blackmailed" into working for free at charitable and fundraising events. The motion, which appears in the preliminary agenda, argues ...Read More


Vince Cable, the Government's business secretary, is moving to legitimise the “ripping” of digital copies of music and movies from physical discs for personal use and other copyright exceptions, following recommendations in the Hargreaves review of intellectual property. This move would once have seen to be the harbinger of doom for copyright owners but with hindsight it is clear that ...Read More


Vince Cable the Government's business secretary has scrapped plans this Wednesday which would have introduced the blocking of illegal filesharing websites as set out in the Digital Economy Act last year. He announced that site blocking is too cumbersome and unworkable, and work is being done on other ways to tackle online copyright infringement specifically looking at a plan to ...Read More


A High Court Judge has ruled that BT must block their customer's access to the website Newzbin 2 which illegally was providing links to pirated movies following a case brought by the Motion Picture Association (MPA) which represents a number of movie studios including Warner, Disney and Fox. BT and the Motion Picture Association (MPA) will return to court in October ...Read More


Unless you've been on tour in Antarctica lately, you've no doubt at least heard of Google's new social platform called Google+. More than 20 million early adopters have already jumped on it during its early invitation-only phase. Perhaps you got an invitation and are already getting acquainted with Circles, Hangouts, and some of the other cool Google+ features. A number ...Read More


So far, I’m not quite old enough to entertain any worries about the youth of the nation or the deficiencies of their character. Plenty of today’s young adults actually strike me as irritatingly great: Growing up with the Internet means they knew by age 10 what I learned last week, and a lot of them seem awfully ...Read More


HMV had sales of more than £2bn, in it's last year of trading. It currently has 600 stores in the UK and employs 13,000 people. It is also responsible for more than a third of all music CD sales here and more than a quarter of all DVD sales. HMV stores are the only remaining chain of recorded music stores ...Read More


The UK Government made an announcement that it will take another look at plans to block websites that infringe copyrights which made up part of its controversial Digital Economy Act (DEA). This decision comes following a number of complaints about 'how viable this will be to implement on a day to day basis?' and on the back of stern criticism ...Read More


The fifth meeting of EDIT took place on Wednesday 14th April 2010 at The Glassblowers. There were no matters arising from the previous meeting and the following items were discussed:- - EDIT Blog - Independents Day 2010 - PRS for Music Update - PPL Update - Shazam - YouTube - Online Mechanicals - Track Patrol EDIT Blog Dave Louca (Big in Ibiza) was due to attend to discuss operation of ...Read More