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  1. EC Warns Romania, Bulgaria On Piracy Problems

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT IFPI supports Brussels on IP concerns. The IFPI has welcomed a European Commission warning to Romania and Bulgaria to boost their efforts on counterfeiting and border enforcement. The Commission -- European Union's executive authority -- said ...

  2. EC Unveils New Collective Licensing Rules

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission on Oct. 12 overhauled the convoluted rules on collective licensing in an effort to make it easier to license music online in the European Union's 25 member countries. BRUSSELS -- The European Commission on Oct. 12 over ...

  3. Europe Gets Tougher On Customs Violations

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission has unveiled a package of customs measures to strengthen protection against counterfeiting and piracy among consumer products, including music CDs, DVDs, games and software. BRUSSELS -- The European Commission has unveiled ...

  4. IFPI Appoints New General Counsel

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry appointed Geoff Taylor as general counsel and executive VP. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry appointed Geoff Taylor as general counsel and executive VP. This marks ...

  5. Kobalt Pacts With The Hives

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Inks exclusive worldwide publishing deal. Swedish rock act The Hives has sealed an exclusive worldwide administration deal with Kobalt Music, the London-based music publishing group. The agreement covers all The Hives' future works, plus all ...

  6. Kobalt Pacts With The Hives

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Inks exclusive worldwide publishing deal. Swedish rock act The Hives has sealed an exclusive worldwide administration deal with Kobalt Music, the London-based music publishing group. The agreement covers all The Hives' future works, plus all ...

  7. Europe Gets Tougher On Customs Violations

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New measures against counterfeiting and piracy. The European Commission has unveiled a package of customs measures to strengthen protection against counterfeiting and piracy among consumer products, including music CDs, DVDs, games and software. A ...

  8. Europe Gets Tougher On Customs Violations

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New measures against counterfeiting and piracy. The European Commission has unveiled a package of customs measures to strengthen protection against counterfeiting and piracy among consumer products, including music CDs, DVDs, games and software. A ...

  9. IFPI Appoints New General Counsel

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Geoff Taylor joins from the BPI. The IFPI has appointed today (Oct. 11) Geoff Taylor as general counsel and executive vice-president. This marks Taylor's return to the international labels' trade body after a hiatus at British sister org ...

  10. IFPI Appoints New General Counsel

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Geoff Taylor joins from the BPI. The IFPI has appointed today (Oct. 11) Geoff Taylor as general counsel and executive vice-president. This marks Taylor's return to the international labels' trade body after a hiatus at British sister org ...

  11. Jowell To Act On IP Theft

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Culture secretary Tessa Jowell pledged Oct. 5 to protect Britain's creative industry from intellectual property theft and warned that European states would have to present a united front to tackle bur LONDON (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Cultur ...

  12. EU Insists On International Control Of The Internet

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Union insisted Sept. 30 that governments and the private sector must share the responsibility of overseeing the Internet, setting the stage for a showdown with the United States on the fu BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union insisted S ...

  13. EU Regs Keeping Hands Off Net

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The planned review of the European Union's key broadcasting legislation will be easy on the Internet but tough on clandestine advertising techniques such as product placement, EU media commissioner Vi BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The ...

  14. IFPI, MPA In New Anti-Piracy Initiative

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT International labels' trade body the IFPI has joined forces with the movie industry to distribute free anti-piracy software designed to block illegal file-sharing on computers. LONDON -- International labels' trade body the IFPI has join ...

  15. Court Hears Objections In Sony BMG Case

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission was accused in court on Sept. 22 of not conducting a comprehensive review before authorizing the merger of Sony Music and BMG last year. BRUSSELS -- The European Commission was accused in court on Sept. 22 of not conducting ...

  16. IFPI, MPA In New Anti-Piracy Initiative

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Free software to block illegal file-sharing. International music industry trade body the IFPI has joined forces with the movie industry to distribute a free anti-piracy software designed to block illegal file-swapping on computers. Called Digital ...

  17. IFPI, MPA In New Anti-Piracy Initiative

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT International music industry trade body the IFPI has joined forces with the movie industry to distribute a free anti-piracy software designed to block illegal file-swapping on computers. International music industry trade body the IFPI has joined ...

  18. Court To Rule On Sony BMG Merger

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Court of First Instance in Luxembourg is hearing today (Sept. 22) the appeal case brought by indie labels' organization Impala against the European competition watchdog over the Sony BMG merger. The Court of First Instance in Luxembourg i ...

  19. EC Confab Eyes Broadcasting Sector Reforms

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Top European Union policy makers and broadcasting executives gather in the northern England city of Liverpool Sept. 20 for a three-day conference on how to regulate Europe's fast-changing audiovisual BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Top E ...

  20. VOD Could Override EU's Broadcast Quota

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT European policymakers said Sept. 13 that new technologies such as video-on-demand could make the European Union's broadcasting quota system redundant. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- European policymakers said Sept. 13 that new technolog ...

  21. Belgian Consumer Group Loses Private-Copy Case

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Belgium's Court of Appeal has ruled that domestic law recognizes the concept of private copying as an exception, which does not override copyright protection. Belgium's Court of Appeal has ruled that domestic law recognizes the concept o ...

  22. Euro MPs Endorse Filmmaking Aid Boost

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT European members of Parliament on Sept. 12 endorsed plans to double the European Union's aid to filmmakers. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- European members of Parliament on Sept. 12 endorsed plans to double the European Union's aid ...

  23. Belgian Consumer Group Loses Private-Copy Case

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT IFPI Belgium victorious in protecting copyright. Belgium's Court of Appeal has ruled that domestic law recognizes the concept of private copying as an exception, which does not override copyright protection. On Sept. 9, the Brussels-based app ...

  24. Indies Gather For Berlin Meeting

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG court hearing set for Sept. 22. In an environment dominated by the court case against the Sony BMG merger, the international coalition of independent music companies will gather this week in Berlin for its third meeting since its creation ...

  25. EU Expected To Uphold TV Quota Rules

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Parliament is due Sept. 6 to uphold European rules on television quotas, backing claims that the limits on American imports help boost local productions. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The European Parliament is due Sept. 6 to u ...

  26. Napster Joins Lobby Body EDiMA

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Online music service Napster has joined the European Digital Media Assn. (EDiMA), the coalition that represents online music companies. Online music service Napster has joined the European Digital Media Assn. (EDiMA), the coalition that represents ...

  27. Napster Joins Lobby Body EDiMA

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Online music service Napster has joined the European Digital Media Assn. (EDiMA), the coalition that represents online music companies. Online music service Napster has joined the European Digital Media Assn. (EDiMA), the coalition that represents ...

  28. EC Opens Consultation With BUMA, SABAM

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission said Aug. 17 it has launched a public consultation on the plans by Dutch royalty collecting society BUMA and its Belgian counterpart SABAM to scrap online music licensing restr BRUSSELS -- The European Commission said Aug. ...

  29. EC Opens Consultation With BUMA, SABAM

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Brussels push for EU-wide c'right licensing scheme. Brussels push for EU-wide c'right licensing scheme. News ...

  30. European Court To Hear Sony BMG Merger Complaint

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Luxembourg court sets date for Sept. 22. The European Court of First Instance in Luxembourg has set Sept. 22 as the date for its hearing on the Sony BMG merger. The case, filed as "T-464/04 Impala/Commission," was brought by European ind ...

  31. European Court To Hear Sony BMG Merger Complaint

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Court of First Instance in Luxembourg has set Sept. 22 as the date for its hearing on the Sony BMG merger. The case, filed as "T-464/04 Impala/Commission," was brought by European indepen The European Court of First Instance ...

  32. European Court To Hear Sony BMG Merger Complaint

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Court of First Instance in Luxembourg has set Sept. 22 as the date for its hearing on the Sony BMG merger. The case, filed as "T-464/04 Impala/Commission," was brought by European indepen The European Court of First Instance ...

  33. EC Hears Complaints From DVD Makers

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Independent makers of pre-recorded DVDs have told the European Commission that a coterie of big companies use patents to choke their income, violating European Union law. BRUSSELS (Reuters) -- Independent makers of pre-recorded DVDs have told the ...

  34. EU Probes Sale Of Cheap DVDs From Taiwan

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT European Union authorities Aug. 5 opened an investigation into whether cheap Chinese recordable DVD imports are being unfairly dumped on the European market. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- European Union authorities Aug. 5 opened an investig ...

  35. EC Proposes Content Rules For Internet

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT An update of European broadcasting law could extend content rules to the Internet, the European Commission revealed July 12. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- An update of European broadcasting law could extend content rules to the Internet, th ...

  36. Top European Media Chiefs Back New Technologies

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The heads of 10 of Europe's top media companies have agreed to back plans for a new generation of media and communications technologies, the European Commission said July 11. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The heads of 10 of Europe' ...

  37. EC Wants More Prison Time For Pirates

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Copyright pirates linked to criminal gangs face minimum penalties of up to four years in jail and fines of €300,000 ($366,000) under proposals unveiled July 12 by the European Commission. BRUSSELS -- Copyright pirates linked to criminal ...

  38. 4 Nations Face EC Fines Over Copyright

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT France, Finland, Spain and the Czech Republic could face hefty fines for failing to implement a 2001 law offering copyright protection for music, movies and software, the European Commission revealed BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- France, Fi ...

  39. French Broadcaster Ordered To Pay Royalties In Germany

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Court of Justice on July 14 ruled that a French radio and television broadcaster would have to pay royalties in Germany where it has a transmitter. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The European Court of Justice on July 14 ruled th ...

  40. EU Plans Severe Penalties For Copyright Pirates

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Copyright pirates linked to criminal gangs face minimum penalties of up to four years in jail and fines of €300,000 ($366,000) under new proposals unveiled today (July 12) by the European Commi Copyright pirates linked to criminal gangs ...

  41. EU Plans Severe Penalties For Copyright Pirates

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Four-year jail term mooted for pirates. Copyright pirates linked to criminal gangs face minimum penalties of up to four years in jail and fines of €300,000 ($366,000) under new proposals unveiled today (July 12) by the European Commission in Bruss ...

  42. Mixed Reactions For EC Collective Licensing Plan

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Authors' rights groups have given mixed receptions to the European Commission's impact study into cross-border collective licensing. BRUSSELS -- Authors' rights groups have given mixed receptions to the European Commission's im ...

  43. European Parliament Sets Jurisdiction For Libel Cases

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Publishers accused of libel should only be sued in the country where their outlet's main audience is, according to new rules approved by the European Parliament in Strasbourg on July 6. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Publishers accused ...

  44. EC Puts Collecting Societies Under Microscope

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission will unveil controversial plans the week of July 4 to boost the online music sector by opening up licensing and royalty collecting systems. BRUSSELS -- The European Commission will unveil controversial plans the week of Jul ...

  45. Retailers Call For Simultaneous Releases

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT European retail group GERA-Europe has urged record labels to stop offering exclusive material for digital downloads and instead carry a policy of simultaneous release of digital and physical products. BRUSSELS -- European retail group GERA-Europe ...

  46. Impala Re-Ups Lambot As Chairman

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Michel Lambot's mandate as chairman of European labels body Impala has been extended for another year. LONDON -- Michel Lambot's mandate as chairman of European labels body Impala has been extended for another year. Impala's chairma ...

  47. Impala Re-Ups Lambot As Chairman

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Michel Lambot's mandate as chairman of European labels body Impala has been extended for another year. Michel Lambot's mandate as chairman of European labels body Impala has been extended for another year. Impala's chairmanship was ...

  48. IFPI Postpones July 12 Platinum Awards

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry has postponed the 5th IFPI Platinum Europe Award to avoid a conflict in schedules with Bob Geldof's July 2 Live 8 concerts. The IFPI event was The International Federation of the Phono ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. U.S., EU Bond For Program Fighting Piracy

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.S. government officials announced plans June 8 to join forces with their counterparts from the 25-nation European Union to fight piracy and counterfeiting in DVDs, CDs and other audiovisual products BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- U.S. gove ...

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