Russia Changes Copyright Laws to Protect Music Online, as Well as Videos

Buzz 08:45AM EDT

Russian copyright law will undergo a major change on May 1 that has the music industry celebrating: Music will soon be afforded the same protections as videos within one of the world's largest nations.READ MORE

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Russian Economic Crisis Kills Spotify Launch in Nation as Ruble Continues to Fall; Will Piracy Grow?

Buzz 11:52AM EDT

Russian political and economic issues continue to rage and now it's music listeners in the Eurasian nation who are suffering as Spotify has reportedly pulled the plug on its plans to launch a Russian variant during early 2015. Although the company didn't respond to calls for comment from Billboard and other sources, a recently dismissed employee from the project suggested that it was dead.READ MORE

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Mickey Rourke Defeats 29-Year-Old Elliot Seymour in First Boxing Match in Two Decades

Off-Key 13:54PM EDT

Mickey Rourke may have been away from the boxing ring for 20 years but you wouldn't have known it when he knocked out his 29-year old opponent, Elliot Seymour, yesterday in Moscow Russia. Luzhniki Stadium was the location where former Golden Gloves winner, Seymour, didn't seem to even try to get a good punch or two in before Rourke was declared the champ.READ MORE

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NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Shares Privacy Tips And Warns About File Sharing Programs In New Interview

Off-Key 17:14PM EDT

In recent weeks there has been a lot of conversation about hacking and privacy rights in general. Thanks to celebs like Jennifer Lawrence having their nude photos stolen and then leaked for the entire world to see it has made many reconsider the privacy laws that are already in existence. It also might be time to reconsider just how private some of the internet services that many use really are. When thinking of internet security it seems logical that the man who was able to breach government security would also be one of the best sources to explain how everyday people can protect themselves.READ MORE

What Do Lady Gaga, Madonna and Eric Snowden Have in Common? Travel Issues in Russia!

Genres 11:52AM EDT

Lady Gaga and Madonna are both looking at criminal charges from Russia because neither had a proper visa when they came to perform in the country during 2012. READ MORE

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