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  1. IFPI Urges China To Act On Piracy

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT China must shut down pirate music factories and jail the perpetrators if it is going to keep its promise to address the $250 billion-a-year problem, according to music industry trade group the Interna BEIJING (Reuters) -- China must shut down pira ...

  2. Warner/Chappell Inks Exclusive Chinese Deal

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner/Chappell Music Asia Pacific has signed a groundbreaking deal under which it will be the exclusive supplier of repertoire for TV dramas on Chinese state-owned national television network CCTV. BEIJING -- Warner/Chappell Music Asia Pacific ha ...

  3. IODA Inks Deal With China Record Corp.

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Gives global access to state-owned repertoire. San Francisco-based Independent Online Distribution Alliance (IODA) has signed a deal giving the exclusive right to digitally distribute worldwide the repertoire of state-owned music company China Rec ...

  4. IFPI Urges China To Act On Piracy

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Only 10 % of Chinese music sales are legitimate. China must shut down pirate music factories and jail the perpetrators if it is going to keep its promise to address the $250 billion-a-year problem, according to music industry trade group the Inter ...

  5. IFPI Urges China To Act On Piracy

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Only 10 % of Chinese music sales are legitimate. China must shut down pirate music factories and jail the perpetrators if it is going to keep its promise to address the $250 billion-a-year problem, according to music industry trade group the Inter ...

  6. Warner/Chappell Inks Exclusive Chinese Deal

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Repertoire to be featured in state-owned TV. Warner/Chappell Music Asia Pacific has signed a groundbreaking deal under which it will be the exclusive supplier of repertoire for TV dramas on Chinese state-owned national television network CCTV. The ...

  7. Crackdown In China: U.S. Eyes Baidu Copyright Suits

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT China's willingness to enforce infringement laws that protect the music industry's copyrights is being put to the test -- and the U.S. copyright czar is watching. NEW YORK -- China's willingness to enforce infringement laws that pro ...

  8. U.S. Agents Taking Piracy Fight Overseas

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Government experts in intellectual property will be sent to Brazil, India, Russia, Thailand and the Middle East to monitor and encourage local anti-piracy efforts, U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutie LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Govern ...

  9. Record Labels Sue Baidu

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The four largest record companies have sued Baidu.com Inc. for copyright infringement, alleging the Chinese Internet search engine has been illegally providing links to free digital music downloads, a NEW YORK (Reuters) -- The four largest record ...

  10. U.S. Examines DVD Piracy In China

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The first-ever U.S. piracy czar demanded here Sept. 14 that officials show tangible results from ramped up efforts to crush the counterfeiting of films, drugs and clothes, and said he had the backing BEIJING (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The first-e ...

  11. Rights Group: Yahoo Helped China Jail Journalist

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A French media watchdog said Sept. 6 that information provided by Internet powerhouse Yahoo helped Chinese authorities convict and jail a journalist who had written an e-mail about press restrictions. BEIJING (AP) -- A French media watchdog said S ...

  12. China To Test Timing System On Videogames

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Online gamers in China may soon have their fun cut short if a new timing system set to be tested in October becomes part of a mandatory software standard expected from the government later this year. BEIJING (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Online game ...

  13. U.S Rep. Schiff Jabs China On Piracy, Trade

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.S. Congressman Adam Schiff expresses Washington's growing concern about the piracy of American goods and lack of access to China's market during the seventh round of U.S.-China Interparliamentary Ex BEIJING (The Hollywood Reporter) -- ...

  14. China Toughens Regs On Imports

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT China further tightens media regulations controlling foreign participation in television and the distribution of foreign online games and newspapers. BEIJING (The Hollywood Reporter) -- China has moved to further tighten media regulations controll ...

  15. China Agrees To Fight Piracy With MPA

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Motion Picture Assn. and China's government have agreed in writing for the first time to cooperate to fight film piracy in China. BEIJING -- The Motion Picture Assn. and China's government have agreed in writing for the first time to ...

  16. China Web Sites Must Register Or Be Shut Down

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Authorities have ordered all China-based Web sites and blogs to register or be closed down, in the latest effort by the communist government to police the world of cyberspace. SHANGHAI, China (AP) -- Authorities have ordered all China-based Web si ...

  17. PPL Chief Blasts Music Licensees

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fran Nevrkla, chairman/CEO of British record industry collecting society Public Performance Limited, lashed out at its music licensees, citing their "sheer deceit" and asking for fair and decent busin LONDON -- Fran Nevrkla, chairman/CEO ...

  18. U.S. Delivers Blunt Message On Piracy

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The United States has told Russia and China that they must step up enforcement against rampant piracy of intellectual property -- or face serious trade penalties. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The United States has told Russia and China that they must step ...

  19. U.S. Delivers Blunt Message On Piracy

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Targets Russia, China. The United States has told Russia and China that they must step up enforcement against rampant piracy of intellectual property -- or face serious trade penalties. The mounting frustration over the $4 billion in annual losses ...

  20. PPL Chief Blasts Music Licensees

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.K. right society asks for fair practices. Fran Nevrkla, chairman/CEO of British record industry collecting society Public Performance Limited, lashed out at its music licensees, citing their "sheer deceit" and asking for fair and decen ...

  21. PPL Chief Blasts Music Licensees

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fran Nevrkla, chairman/CEO of British record industry collecting society Public Performance Limited, lashed out at its music licensees, citing their "sheer deceit" and asking for fair and decent busin Fran Nevrkla, chairman/CEO of Britis ...

  22. Britain's AIM Opens Up China To Indies

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British independent labels are looking to increase their presence in China through the launch of a dedicated music services office, <i>ELW</i> has learned. Based in Beijing, the office opened for busi LONDON -- British independent labe ...

  23. Britain's AIM Opens Up China To Indies

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British independent labels are looking to increase their presence in China through the launch of a dedicated music services office, Billboard.biz has learned. Based in Beijing, the office will open fo British independent labels are looking to incr ...

  24. China Jails Americans For Piracy

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For the first time, a Chinese court has sentenced two Americans to prison time for DVD piracy. BEIJING (The Hollywood Reporter) -- For the first time, a Chinese court has sentenced two Americans to prison time for DVD piracy. A Shanghai court on A ...

  25. Universal Music Publishing Clinches China Deal

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Publishing has signed an agreement with Beijing-based digital-distribution platform R2G. TOKYO -- Universal Music Publishing has signed an agreement with Beijing-based digital-distribution platform R2G. In its first deal with a maj ...

  26. Universal Music Publishing Clinches China Deal

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Major links with local digital distributor R2G. Universal Music Publishing has signed an agreement with Beijing-based digital-distribution platform R2G. In its first deal with a major international company, R2G will help register UMP's catalo ...

  27. Clear Channel Sets Up Chinese Venture

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Entertainment today (March 7) announced a 50-year joint venture with Beijing Gehua Cultural Development Group (Gehua Group), the state-owned cultural agency. Clear Channel Entertainment today (March 7) announced a 50-year joint ventu ...

  28. Warner China MD Xu To Exit

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Asia Pacific president Lachie Rutherford confirms that Warner Music China managing director Zorro Xu will be leaving the company "by the end of March." Warner Music Asia Pacific president Lachie Rutherford confirms that Warn ...

  29. China Toughens Stance On Intellectual Property

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST China promised on Dec. 21 to get tougher on copyright and patent violations, a long-awaited move that may ease U.S. concerns over rampant piracy believed to cost foreign businesses billions of dollars BEIJING (Reuters) -- China promised on Dec. 21 ...

  30. Channel V Chinese Awards Set For Jan. 11

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Broadcaster Channel V, China Central Television (CCTV) and the Shanghai Media Group will jointly present the 11th annual Channel V Chinese Music Awards Jan. 11, 2005 at the Shanghai International Gymn The 11th annual Channel V Chinese Music Awards ...

  31. Channel V China Awards Set For Jan. 11

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST The 11th annual Channel V Chinese Music Awards are set for Jan. 11, 2005, at the Shanghai International Gymnastics Center. The event will be presented by Channel V, China Central Television and the Sh The 11th annual Channel V Chinese Music Awards ...

  32. Uni Hong Kong Signs Singer Dao Lang

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Hong Kong has signed popular Chinese folk-pop singer Dao Lang to a five-year contract as a recording artist and producer. Universal Music Hong Kong has signed popular Chinese folk-pop singer Dao Lang to a five-year contract as a re ...

  33. China Legalizes Electronic Signatures

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT China's parliament has legalized electronic signatures in an effort to boost its small but growing online commerce industry. BEIJING (AP) -- China's parliament has legalized electronic signatures in an effort to boost its small but growi ...

  34. Faye Wong, Pu Shu Win Big At CCTV-MTV Awards

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Asia artist Faye Wong picked up the award for pan-Asian female artist of the year at the sixth CCTV-MTV Music Honors, held Saturday at the Beijing Olympic Indoor Stadium. Sony Music Asia artist Faye Wong picked up the award for pan-Asia ...

  35. Great Wall Of China To Host Pop Concert

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys is first confirmed performer. Alicia Keys is the first confirmed performer for the inaugural international pop music concert to be staged at the Great Wall of China. Wall of Hope China 2004 will take place Sept. 25 at the Wall's J ...

  36. China Places Conditions on Britney Tour

    June 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT China to Britney: Come perform but leave the revealing outfits at home. Britney Spears' first China tour has been approved by the Culture Ministry, but they want to know what she's wearing before she China to Britney: Come perform but le ...

  37. Chinese Ringtone Service Sued for Copyright Infringement

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A Chinese company has been sued for allegedly offering copyrighted music for use as ringtones without the authorization of rights owners. SHANGHAI -- A Chinese company has been sued for allegedly offering copyrighted music for use as ringtones wit ...

  38. Short Session Could Hold Up Industry Bills

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The second session of the 108th Congress will be a short one. Congress has only about three weeks left to wrap up its entire legislative calendar. This includes top priorities such as deliberations on Short Session Could Hold Up Industry Bills Hea ...

  39. MP3 The Choice Of Chinese Consumers: Survey

    April 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The MP3 format is the medium of choice for China's music fans, above all physical media, a new survey reveals. Almost 82% of respondents said they preferred the MP3 format. By contrast, only 5% said p The MP3 format is the medium of choice fo ...

  40. MP3 The Choice Of Chinese Consumers: Survey

    April 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The MP3 format is the medium of choice for China's music fans, above all physical media, a new survey reveals. Almost 82% of respondents said they preferred the MP3 format. By contrast, only 5% said p The MP3 format is the medium of choice fo ...

  41. U.S. Visa Problems Derail Tour By Chinese Musician

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Chinese rocker Cui Jian has pushed back the start of his North American tour due to problems with his U.S. visa, according to his manager, Beijing-based Paul Fry. Chinese rocker Cui Jian has pushed back the start of his North American tour due to ...

  42. U.S. Visa Problems Derail Tour By Chinese Musician

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Chinese rocker Cui Jian has pushed back the start of his North American tour due to U.S. visa problems, according to his manager, Beijing-based Paul Fry. Chinese rocker Cui Jian has pushed back the start of his North American tour due to U.S. visa ...

  43. China Rocker Jian Sues Audio-Visual Groups On Piracy Grounds

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Cui Jian, widely acknowledged as China's biggest rock act, sued undisclosed audio-visual companies in Beijing on Feb. 26, seeking 330,000 Chinese yuan ($40,000) in damages from piracy and copyright vi BEIJING--Cui Jian, widely acknowledged as ...

  44. E.U. Set To Act On New Rules To Halt Piracy

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Union is expected to agree to new rules this week that will clamp down on movie and music pirates following a long legislative battle, according to the E.U. sources last Friday. <br clea Virgin, Fox Studio Drop Lawsuit, Settle Disp ...

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