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iHeartRadio wins pre-1972 case in Georgia Supreme Court

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The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled in favor of iHeartRadio in a pre-1972 copyright lawsuit. The online audio platform was in court over the question of whether its service should be treated as a broadcast, and thus exempt from a state statute that makes it illegal to transfer sound recordings without the owner’s consent.

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James Cridland’s Future of Radio: Radiodays Europe starts, exaggeration is good, everything’s fine

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by James Cridland

James Cridland's Future of Radio is a column by the Australia-based radio futurologist. THIS WEEK: Kicking off Radiodays Europe. Paige Nienaber suggests exaggerating. Perry Michael Simon says everything’s fine. Much more from around the world of radio.

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Google Home tests out audio advertising

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Voice-activated smart home speaker Google Home has started experimenting with what may or may not be an ad format. Owners of the device started hearing unprompted promotions for Disney’s upcoming live action version of Beauty and the Beast. Although Google then said the mentions weren't intended as ads, will advertising be coming to these devices?

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