Anti-Piracy

IFPI Forces Closure of Site That Sold ‘Fake’ Plays on Spotify, YouTube (Billboard)

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A legal injunction has been placed against one of Europe’s leading “fake stream” sites, ordering it to close. The order was filed against Followerschmiede.de in the Berlin District Court by international trade body IFPI and German music association Bundesverband Musikindustrie (BVMI) as part of a broader industry-wide campaign to prevent “fake streams.”