The record industry order forces websites to stop offering ‘fake streaming’ in Germany | Instant News


The Frankfurt Regional Court has issued an injunction against Germany-based operator likeservice24.de, a widely used website engaged in music streaming manipulation services.

The action was announced today (26 January) by IFPI, the global trade body for the recorded music industry and its German national group, BVMI.

The order prevents operators from offering digital service providers ‘game’ or ‘mock-streaming’ ‘views’ as well as fake ‘comments’, ‘likes’ and ‘subscribers’ regarding music content.

This is the latest in a series of orders resulting from record industry action in Germany and Brazil coordinated by IFPI and local industry bodies.

In Germany, the effort resulted in preliminary rulings by regional courts against the operators of the six manipulation services streaming on March, 2020 and August, 2020.

“IFPI and its industry partners remain committed to tackling this dangerous practice, which not only removes legitimate compensation from artists, songwriters and other rights holders, but also misleads music fans.”

Frances Moore, IFPI

IFPI Chief Executive Frances Moore, said: “This is another positive decision in a series issued by a German court that supports the recording industry’s continuing struggle against streaming manipulation globally.

“IFPI and its industry partners remain committed to tackling this dangerous practice, which not only removes legitimate compensation from artists, songwriters and other rights holders, but also misleads music fans.”

“We are taking legal action to ensure that the streaming marketplace is functioning properly and without manipulation, to the detriment of content creators and partners.”

Dr. Florian Drücke, BVMI

Florian Drücke, Chairman & CEO of BVMI, added: “While we are not aware of the specific steps that the streaming services themselves are taking on their platform to directly prevent this activity, on our part, we are taking legal action to ensure that the streaming market is functioning. well and without manipulation, to the detriment of its creators and partners.

“Such manipulation undermines the accuracy of royalty payments to music creators and the credibility of a major industry barometer, the charts. On behalf of music creators and fans, we will not accept it. “Music Business Around the World



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