Ford v Freeplay: When free doesn't mean free

CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including the Ford motor company's accusation that production music library Freeplay Music intentionally chose a name to make it seem like its music was free to use in order to sue it (and others) for copyright infringement, plus the crackdown on the boom in illegal raves during the pandemic.

SECTION TIMES
01: Ford v Freeplay Music (00:04:59)
02: Crackdown on illegal raves (00:22:29)

STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK
• Ford accuses music library Freeplay of "bait-and-switch", because its free music isn't always free (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/ford-accuses-music-library-freeplay-of-bait-and-switch-because-its-free-music-isnt-always-free/)
• UK police have a go at cracking down on some COVID-rule-busting illegal raves
(https://completemusicupdate.com/article/uk-police-have-a-go-at-cracking-down-on-some-covid-rule-busting-illegal-raves/)

ALSO MENTIONED
• BBC backtracks on wordless Rule, Britannia plan
(https://completemusicupdate.com/article/bbc-backtracks-on-wordless-rule-britannia-plan/)

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