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Danish man found guilty of fraudulently profiting from music streaming royalties

A 53-year-old Danish man has been sentenced to prison for fraudulently profiting from music streaming royalties, making at least £230,000 from artificially generated plays of hundreds of tracks. He was also found guilty of breaching copyright on 37 tracks. The case, described as historic, sets an important precedent against stream manipulation and copyright infringement.

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While he was caught, this type of activity illustrates how broken music streaming monetization is.

The entire industry is riddled with fake streams and bloated numbers. Perhaps the entire model needs to be adjusted.