All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘SABAM’

Belgian RIAA Demands An Internet Tax To Pay For Losses Due To Piracy

Content owners say piracy is the number one problem facing content owners. These groups have tried almost everything to stop piracy, but none of it has really worked. Now content owners have a new tactic to regain revenue lost due to piracy – an Internet tax. Ars Technica reports that Sabam, the Belgian equivalent of the RIAA, have taken Belgium’s …

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EU Court: Social Networks Not Responsible For User Content

A European court has found that social networks can’t be held responsible for the content its users post – score one for the Internet. SABAM is a name you may not be familiar with but it’s essentially the RIAA of Belgium. The group represents authors, composers and publishers of musical works. They have a beef with Netlog, a social network …

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