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# emi - Monday 18 April, 2016

New campaign urges Irish people to vote in Brexit referendum

The campaign comes as a new report warns of the economic damage leaving the EU could cause Britain.

# emi - Saturday 6 July, 2013

Aaron McKenna: Thanks to the government, internet censorship is alive and well

Ireland has bent over backwards to accommodate the wishes of copyright holders by blocking file-sharing websites – but there isn’t as much effort put into the voluntary blocking of child porn, such as exists in the UK or Norway, writes Aaron McKenna.

# emi - Friday 28 June, 2013

Bruton insists 'Pirate Bay' ruling will not mean bans on legal content

The enterprise minister says the rights of legal internet users are taken into account before any website can be blocked.

# emi - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

High Court orders six Irish internet providers to block The Pirate Bay

UPC, Imagine, Digiweb, Vodafone, Three and O2 have been given 30 days to block users’ access to the piracy website.

# emi - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Ireland still has 39% chance of defaulting, says Government's budget adviser

Professor John McHale, the chairman of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council, said Ireland has made huge progress – but is not out of the woods yet.

# emi - Monday 24 September, 2012

Universal forced to drop big names in exchange for EMI takeover

EU regulators say Universal has to sell off some of EMI’s biggest acts – like Coldplay and Kylie Minogue – when it takes over.

# emi - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

EMI Vice President comes out against SOPA and ACTA

The VP of EMI’s Urban Promotions says that the best way to tackle piracy is not to introduce bills like ACTA or SOPA – but to simply provide better service.

# emi - Friday 7 October, 2011

From The Daily Edge Men at Work lose bid to prove they didn't copy 'Down Under' flute riff Men Who Copied This post contains videos

Men at Work lose bid to prove they didn't copy 'Down Under' flute riff

The Aussie band were appealing a judge’s earlier ruling that the group had copied the signature flute melody of “Down Under” from the song “Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree.”

# emi - Wednesday 11 August, 2010

YOUTUBE have removed “Newport State of Mind” the parody of the Jay-Z hit featuring Alicia Keys New York State of Mind.

The video which was viewed by over two million people in just two weeks have been taken down after complaints from music publishers EMI. The video, still available in other forms on Youtube,  features a faux Welsh band singing about their home town of Newport, Wales.

Alex Warren and Terema Wainwright, who sang the parody of the Empire State of Mind duet by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, met Universal Records last month to explore releasing the track as a single. Some proceeds were to be donated to the mental health charity Newport Mind. Talks however broke down and the track has since been removed.

But in Ireland we have our own parody which came to prominence quite some time before the Newport one did. 2FM’s Colm and JimJim created the Rebel State of Mind in January and the video with almost 80,000 views is still on Youtube.

Meanwhile Goldie Lookin’ Chain have spoofed the spoofers with their video You’re Not From Newport