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  1. Bill Proposes New Anti-Piracy Powers for DOJ

    September 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT On Monday Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) introduced the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act, a bipartisan bill that would allow the Department of Justice a new level of expediency in shutting down websites with pirated content. R ...

  2. FCC Loses Key Ruling On 'Net Neutrality'

    April 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A federal court threw the future of Internet regulations and U.S. broadband expansion plans into doubt Tuesday with a far-reaching decision that went against the Federal Communications Commission. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Colu ...

  3. Experts: Live Nation-Ticketmaster Deal Has A Chance

    March 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT When the world's biggest concert promoter and largest ticket seller announced they would merge last month, it seemed unlikely that antitrust enforcers would approve the creation of such an entertainment giant. But some competition experts, se ...

  4. Eminem Draws On Dre, Backs Obama

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Eminem says his comeback album will have a "lot of material" after five months of solid work on the record with Dr. Dre. As previously reported on Billboard.biz (Oct. 16), the album is titled "Relapse" and one of the tracks is ...

  5. Amtrak Plans Celebration Of 'National Train Day'

    May 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Amtrak is hoping live entertainment, exhibits and a national TV personality will lure people who don't normally take the train into its stations - and then inspire them to return to ride the rails another day. Dubbed "National Train Day, ...

  6. Billboard Q&A: R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe recently spoke with Billboard about politics, touring, and the band's new album, "Accelerate." Long known for green activism and for making green music, Stipe also discussed the origins of his interest ...

  7. Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Pact Unveiled On Capitol Hill

    October 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab today unveiled an initiative for the United States and some of its key trading partners to negotiate what is being called an Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). During a press conference held on Capit ...

  8. U.S. Releases IP Enforcement Report

    September 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Doc reveals strategies against counterfeiting and piracy. The U.S. government has developed a five-pillar intellectual-property rights strategy to combat piracy in China, according to a report released by the Bush Administration today (Sept. 28). ...

  9. U.S. To Retain Oversight Of Internet

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The United Nations World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) voted Nov. 16 in Tunis to retain U.S. oversight of the Internet. The Bush administration and Congress pushed for an Internet free of i WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The United Nations World S ...

  10. U.S. To Retain Oversight Of Internet

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Vote took place at U.N. World Summit. The U.N. World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) voted today (Nov. 16) in Tunis, Tunisia to retain U.S. oversight of the Internet. The Bush administration and Congress pushed for an Internet free of int ...

  11. DOJ Unveils Anti-Piracy Legislative Package

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Nov. 10 that the Department of Justice has a proposed legislative package ready for introduction in Congress aimed at cracking down on copyright crimes and WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Attorney General Alber ...

  12. DOJ Unveils Anti Piracy Legislative Package

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Bainwol, RIAA hail IP protection plans. U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales yesterday (Nov. 10) said the Department of Justice has a proposed legislative package ready for introduction in Congress aimed at cracking down on copyright crimes and ...

  13. U.S. Trade Reps Send Warning To China

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST The office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has sent China a letter warning that the country needs to enforce its criminal penalties for piracy or face penalties as a World Trade Organization m WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The office of the U.S. Tra ...

  14. U.S. Trade Reps Send Warning To China

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'Enforce piracy penalties or face consequences.' The office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has sent China a letter warning that the country needs to enforce its criminal penalties for piracy or face penalties as a WTO member. US ...

  15. Feds Remove Sanctions On Ukraine Goods

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Bush administration has lifted stiff trade sanctions against the Ukraine after the country approved new laws designed to get tough on copyright pirates. WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Bush administration has lifted stiff trad ...

  16. Supreme Court Overturns Ruling On Cable Internet Lines

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Supreme Court handed the cable industry and the Federal Communications Commission a big victory June 27 in upholding the commission's 2002 ruling that cable operators are not required to open up t (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Supreme C ...

  17. House Panel Proposes Cuts In Public Broadcasting

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT PBS, NPR run advocacy spots in response. Hundreds of Public Broadcasting System (PBS) and National Public Radio stations have begun airing first-ever advocacy spots asking listeners to contact their legislators in Congress if they oppose cuts prop ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. Senate Targets Piracy In China, Russia

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.S. Senate leaders on April 26 introduced a resolution highlighting the lack of adequate intellectual property protections in China and Russia. The resolution asks the Bush administration to more for WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senate leaders on Apr ...

  22. Senate Targets Piracy In China, Russia

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Resolution highlights lack of property protection. U.S. Senate leaders today (April 26) introduced a resolution highlighting the lack of adequate intellectual property protections in China and Russia. The resolution asks the Bush administration to ...

  23. Kevin Martin Named FCC Chairman

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Bush administration has announced that it has picked Kevin J. Martin to be the next chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Under congressional rules, since the Republican Martin has be WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Bush administration ha ...

  24. Kevin Martin Named FCC Chairman

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Republican replaces Michael Powell. The Bush administration has announced that it has picked Kevin J. Martin to be the next chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Under congressional rules, since the Republican Martin has been a sittin ...

  25. IIPA Takes Action Against China's Copyright Pirates

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST U.S. music, movie and software industries called for the first time Feb. 9 for the United States to begin legal action against China at the World Trade Organization to stop widespread piracy that they WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) -- U.S. music, movi ...

  26. Israelite New NMPA President

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music publishers have reached inside the Bush administration to tap one of the most influential advocates on Capitol Hill for their team. NEW YORK -- Music publishers have reached inside the Bush administration to tap one of the most influential a ...

  27. Litigation

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST This Week's Stories: Amicis file briefs in Grokster case; Ticketmaster sued over trade secrets; No end to Napster litigation; Court throws out ACNielsen suit; ASCAP sues businesses; FCC won't seek Sup This Week's Stories: Amicis Bri ...

  28. FCC Chairman Michael Powell To Step Down

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST After four years at the top of the Federal Communications Commission, chairman Michael Powell is stepping down, exiting his post in early March. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- After four years at the top of the Federal Communications Commission, chairman Mic ...

  29. FCC Asked To Probe Williams Education Promotion

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST A U.S. communications regulator on Jan. 13 sought a probe into whether commentator Armstrong Williams broke the law by promoting the Bush administration's education plan on television and radio withou WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) -- A U.S. comm ...

  30. Adelstein Gets New FCC Term

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Federal Communications Commission on Dec. 7 swore in Jonathan S. Adelstein for a new term as a Commissioner, to expire June 30, 2008. He was originally confirmed in 2002 to fill out the term of Gl WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Federal Communications ...

  31. Adelstein Gets New FCC Term

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Federal Communications Commission today (Dec. 7) swore in Jonathan S. Adelstein for a new term as a Commissioner, to expire June 30, 2008. He was originally confirmed in 2002 to fill out the term The Federal Communications Commission today (De ...

  32. Attorney General Ashcroft Resigns

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST As expected, Attorney General John Ashcroft resigned from the Bush administration today (Nov. 9) after almost four years of service, and nine months after the former Missouri governor (1985-1993) and As expected, Attorney General John Ashcroft res ...

  33. U.S. Announces STOP, IP Initiative

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Four top officials of the Bush administration announced Oct. 4 an initiative to crack down on the global theft of U.S. intellectual property. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Four top officials of the Bush administration announced Oct. 4 an initiative to crack ...

  34. U.S. Gov't Unveils IP Initiative

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Four top officials of the Bush administration today (Oct. 4) announced an initiative to crack down on the global theft of U.S. intellectual property. Four top officials of the Bush administration today (Oct. 4) announced an initiative to crack dow ...

  35. Study: Global Entertainment Biz To Hit $1.67 Trillion In 2008

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The global entertainment and media industries generated revenues of $1.23 trillion in 2003, and that figure is expected to grow to $1.67 trillion by 2008, according to a new study issued by PriceWater Study: Global Entertainment Biz To Hit $1.67 T ...

  36. SAG, Aussie Union Eye Trade Pact

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Screen Actors Guild of America and its Australian counterpart are stepping up their opposition to a proposed U.S-Australia Free Trade Agreement because it may contain language that would allow pro LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter)--The Screen A ...

  37. Film Studios Mull Piracy Lawsuits

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Motion Picture Assn. of America head Jack Valenti says film studios may follow their music counterparts in pursuing individual file-sharers through the courts if online film piracy continues unabated. Ex-Exec Sues Label For Slander Ex-Fox Workers ...

  38. Congress Boosts Indecency Fines

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation last Thursday that directs the Federal Communications Commission to fine broadcasters up to $500,000 for airing smutty TV or radio WASHINGTON--The U.S. House of Representatives ...

  39. Kazaa Case Hits New Snag

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST SYDNEY--The Australian record industry's attempts to launch a copyright infringement case against Kazaa is facing another stumbling block. Lawyers for Kazaa's Sydney-based parent Sharman Networks lodg Internet Giants Join Forces Against ...

  40. House Passes Bill To Raise 'Indecency' Fines

    March 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST The House of Representatives today overwhlemingly passed landmark legislation that raises fines for obscene, indecent and profane language on broadcast radio and television. The vote was 391 to 22. The House of Representatives today overwhlemingly ...

  41. Paul Van Dyk, Crystal Method Win At DanceStar Gala

    March 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Crystal Method and German DJ/producer Paul Van Dyk, with three awards each, were the top winners last night (March 9) at the third annual DanceStar USA awards show, held at Miami's Bayfront Park A The Crystal Method and German DJ/producer ...

  42. Heavy Metal Band Urges Bush To Acknowledge Armenian Genocide

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Heavy metal band System of a Down is urging the Bush administration to acknowledge Armenian genocide. NASHVILLE--Heavy metal band System of a Down is urging the Bush administration to acknowledge Armenian genocide. The band is asking the U.S. Cong ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. System Of A Down Planning Benefit Show

    March 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Metal-leaning rock band System Of A Down will headline Souls 2004, a benefit concert to be held April 24 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. Proceeds from the event will go to organizations that work Metal-leaning rock band System Of A Down will ...