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  1. House Subcommittee OKs Family Movie Act

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The House Judiciary Subcommittee on July 21 approved the Family Movie Act in an 18-9 vote. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) introduced the bill, H.R. 4586, on June 16. It states that movie filtering softwar LOS ANGELES -- The House Judiciary Subcommitte ...

  2. Music Biz Ponders Sony BMG Structure After EC OKs Merger

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Now that the European Commission on July 19 cleared the proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG, approval by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is the final hurdle before the deal's completion. <br clear Music Biz Ponders Sony BMG Structure A ...

  3. New Bill Would OK Movie Filtering Software

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) has introduced the Family Movie Act, which states that movie filtering software does not violate copyright law. The Family Movie Act (H.R. 4586), introduced June 16, also sa LOS ANGELES -- Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) has ...

  4. Objectors Slam Monti's Approval Of Sony-BMG Merger

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following word June 17 that European Union Competition Commissioner Mario Monti will recommend approval of the proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG, independent labels, retailers and consumer groups Objectors Slam Monti's Approval Of Sony-BM ...

  5. DVD Filtering Software In Copyright Dispute

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nissim Corp. has filed a lawsuit against ClearPlay, alleging that the defendant's software -- which filters out scenes with violence, sex or foul language from films on DVD -- infringes on its patents LOS ANGELES -- Nissim Corp. has filed a l ...

  6. UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group (UMG) has filed suit against three subsidiaries of New York-based American International Group Inc. (AIG): American Home Assurance Co., National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pitts UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case NIP ...

  7. ClearPlay-Inspired Law Looms

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Legislation to end the dispute between moviemakers and a company that makes a DVD player that edits movies for sexual content, foul language and violence could come in two weeks unless the parties mak WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter)--Legislation t ...

  8. 'Millionaire' Creator Sues Disney

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. creators of the "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" franchise are suing the Walt Disney Co. for allegedly licensing the hit television series to ABC at below-market prices and inflating productio Study: Teens Knowingly Download Musi ...

  9. House Panel Seeks Clarity On ClearPlay

    May 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A Congressional House panel is losing patience with <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/legal_management/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000500644">a fight</A> between Hollywood dire A Congressional House pa ...

  10. House Panel Seeks Clarity On ClearPlay

    May 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A Congressional House panel is losing patience with <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/legal_management/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000500644">a fight</A> between Hollywood dire A Congressional House pa ...

  11. Congressman Calls For ClearPlay Settlement

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A powerful House committee chairman is pressing for a settlement between the Directors Guild of America and ClearPlay. WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter)--A powerful House committee chairman is pressing for a settlement between the Directors Guild of ...

  12. Producer Says He Was Forced To Inflate Film Budgets

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Film producer Elie Samaha says he was blackmailed into carrying out the budget-padding scheme that ultimately cost Intertainment Licensing more than $100 million. <br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> Harvard, Berkle ...

  13. Feds Join ClearPlay Fray

    April 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A House committee chairman is pressuring for a settlement between the Directors Guild Association (DGA) and ClearPlay, the company that offers technology that allows DVD players to skip over violence, A House committee chairman is pressuring for a ...

  14. Feds Join ClearPlay Fray

    April 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A House committee chairman is pressuring for a settlement between the Directors Guild Association (DGA) and ClearPlay, the company that offers technology that allows DVD players to skip over violence, A House committee chairman is pressuring for a ...

  15. Film Studios Mum On ClearPlay Suit

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It's still unclear if the Directors Guild of America (DGA) plans to sue hardware manufacturer RCA and retail giant Wal-Mart for making and selling a new ClearPlay-enabled DVD player. LOS ANGELES--It's still unclear if the Directors Guild ...

  16. CERTA Tackles Piracy This Week

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WASHINGTON--Members of the newly-organized CERTA, the Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations, are meeting with members of Congress Tuesday (April 20) to drum up support to combat entert Virgin Artist Severs Ties On Contract Dispute B ...