Commerce Committee

  1. DiMA Taps Barnes As Legislative Counsel

    January 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Digital Media Assn. has reached into the domain of the entertainment industry -- the House Judiciary Committee -- tapping Greg Barnes as its new legislative counsel and director of government affairs. Barnes was senior counsel to House Judicia ...

  2. One-Word, Image Indecency Bill Introduced

    July 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Senate Commerce Committee this afternoon marked up the Protecting Children from Indecent Programming Act, (S.1780), introduced last week by West Virginia Democrat Jay Rockefeller and immediately gained important co-sponsorship from leading leg ...

  3. Payola Moves To Senate?

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sen. Russ Feingold, D., Wisconsin sent a letter this morning (Feb. 9) to Commerce Committee chairman Sen. Ted Stevens, R., Alaska, and co-chair Sen. Daniel Inouye, D., Hawaii, asking them to schedule Sen. Russ Feingold, D., Wisconsin sent a letter ...

  4. Senator Introduces Payola Bill

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST A leading lawmaker long critical of the negative fallout of radio consolidation introduced legislation Nov. 18 that seeks to close the loopholes on payola-like practices and stop alleged "muscling" pr WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A leading lawmak ...

  5. House Members Debate 'Fair Use'

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST A House Commerce Committee panel held an oversight hearing Nov. 16 to debate whether or not the "fair use" section of the Copyright Act needs to be broadened. Fair use gives scholars, researchers and WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A House Commerce ...

  6. Senator Introduces Payola Bill

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST 'Labels, indie promoters not focus.' A leading lawmaker long critical of the negative fallout of radio consolidation introduced legislation today (Nov. 18) that seeks to close the loopholes on payola-like practices and stop alleged " ...

  7. House Members Debate 'Fair Use'

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST A House Commerce Committee panel held an oversight hearing today (Nov. 16) to debate whether or not the 'fair use' section of the Copyright Act needs to be broadened. Fair use gives scholars, research A House Commerce Committee panel hel ...

  8. Bush Chooses FCC Commissioners

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST President Bush announced Nov. 9 his intention to nominate Republican Tennessee regulator Deborah Tate as an FCC commissioner and renominate Democratic regulator Michael Copps to a new term at the agen WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President Bush announced N ...

  9. Bush Chooses FCC Commissioners

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST President Bush tonight (Nov. 9) announced his intention to nominate Republican Tennessee regulator Deborah Tate as an FCC commissioner and renominate Democratic regulator Michael Copps to a new term a President Bush tonight (Nov. 9) announced his ...

  10. WMG Appoints D.C.-Based Policy VP

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group has appointed Linda Bloss-Baum as VP, public policy and government relations. She will head the group's new public policy office in Washington, D.C. and report to Dave Johnson, WMG' Warner Music Group has appointed Lin ...

  11. Cable Industry And Senators Offer Kid-Friendly Packages

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two Senate Commerce Committee lawmakers are praising the cable industry's announcement April 28 to put in place better safeguards for parents who want to protect their children from racy and violent p WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Two Senate Commerce C ...

  12. WMG Names Gov't Relations VP

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT D.C. insider former House counsel. Warner Music Group has appointed Linda Bloss-Baum as VP of public policy and government relations. She will head the group's new public policy office in Washington, D.C. and report to Dave Johnson, WMG' ...

  13. WMG Names Gov't Relations VP

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT D.C. insider former House counsel. Warner Music Group has appointed Linda Bloss-Baum as VP of public policy and government relations. She will head the group's new public policy office in Washington, D.C. and report to Dave Johnson, WMG' ...

  14. House Passes Indecency Bill

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST In an overwhelming bipartisan show of support for tougher indecency penalties, the House of Representatives on Feb. 16 passed a modified Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act, by a vote of 389-38. It now WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In an overwhelming bipartis ...

  15. House Passes Indecency Bill

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Measure revises fines for performers. In an overwhleming bipartisan show of support for tougher indecency penalties, the House of Representatives today (Feb. 16) passed a modified Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act, by a vote of 389-38. It now goes ...

  16. For Biz, Election Means Familiar Faces In D.C.

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST For the music, movie, broadcast and technology industries that depend on Congress to oversee their issues and concerns, the Nov. 2 U.S. election means one thing: status quo. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- For the music, movie, broadcast and technology indust ...

  17. For Biz, Election Means Familiar Faces In D.C.

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST For the music, movie, broadcast and technology industries that depend on Congress to oversee their issues and concerns, yesterday's U.S. election means one thing: status quo. For the music, movie, broadcast and technology industries that depe ...

  18. For Biz, Election Means Familiar Faces In D.C.

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Insiders expect more indecency fines. For the music, movie, broadcast and technology industries that depend on Congress to oversee their issues and concerns, yesterday's U.S. election means one thing: status quo. All Republican and Democratic ...

  19. Lawmakers OK Indecency Bill

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Legislation sets highest fines ever. Federal lawmakers have agreed on a provision that would establish the highest fines ever for broadcasters who violate the Federal Communications Commission standards for indecency. The top fine would be $500,00 ...

  20. Boucher Bill Raises Ire At House Judiciary Committee

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A public shouting match, the likes of which is seldom seen here, is going on between two House of Representatives committees that are of importance to content holders and users. WASHINGTON -- A public shouting match, the likes of which is seldom s ...

  21. Hatch's Induce Act Targets P2P Services

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced a late-session bill June 22 that would allow artists and labels to sue peer-to-peer companies that profit from e Hatch's Induce Act Targets P2P Services C ...

  22. DMCA Adjustment Fuels Capitol Hill Debate

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT There's a lot of buzz on Capitol Hill about a pending bill that seeks to enlarge the "fair use" sections of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The main provision, The Digital Media Consumers WASHINGTON--There's a lot ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. House Hearing To Discuss Fair-Use Bill

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT There'll be little neutral ground at a House panel hearing Wednesday (May 12) to discuss a bill that would broaden consumer fair-use rights. There'll be little neutral ground at a House panel hearing Wednesday (May 12) to discuss a bill ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Senate Bill Would Let FCC Fine Artists

    March 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Senate Commerce Committee today (March 9) passed legislation that would give the Federal Communications Commission authority to fine recording artists or other figures up to $500,000 for knowingly The Senate Commerce Committee today (March 9) ...

  27. Broadcast Indecency Fines May Skyrocket

    February 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST A streamlined version of a House bill to increase fines for broadcast indecency tenfold was marked up by a subcommittee panel and and sent to the full Commerce Committee WASHINGTON, D.C.-- A streamlined version of a House bill to increase fines fo ...

  28. EC Throws Monkey Wrench In Sony-BMG Merger

    February 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST ELW brings to you weekly updates and analysis on entertainment law and news. EC Throws Monkey Wrench In Sony-BMG Merger IFPI Sues Belgian ISP In Copyright Action Broadcast Indecency Fines May Skyrocket Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel Set Frenc ...

  29. Broadcast Indecency Hearings Set For Wednesday

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Federal Communications Commission chairman Michael Powell and the body's four commissioners are slated to serve as witnesses tomorrow (Feb. 10) at hearings in both the Senate and the House on tougher Federal Communications Commission chairman ...