Computer law

  1. RIAA, MPAA Target College Networks

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Letters to 40 universities. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) launched a new program to address the ongoing piracy at universities across the country via campus Local Area Net ...

  2. Danish Court Tells ISPs To Cut Pirates' Connections

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Danish Supreme Court has upheld a decision demanding that Internet Service Providers terminate Internet connections to customers who illegally download copyrighted material. The Danish Supreme Court has upheld a decision demanding that Interne ...

  3. Danish Court Tells ISPs To Cut Pirates' Connections

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST IFPI welcomes decision. The Danish Supreme Court has upheld a decision demanding that Internet Service Providers terminate Internet connections to customers who illegally download copyrighted material. The court's decision, confirmed Feb. 10, ...

  4. Behind the Deal: A summary of the proposed Intellectual Property Protection Act of 2005

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Department of Justice is proposing a legislative package to fight copyright crimes. The following is a summary of the section-by-section analysis provided by the DOJ. The U.S. Department of Justice is proposing a legislative package to fi ...

  5. Behind the Deal: The Interactive Nature of LAUNCHcast Undecided

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Record companies had a minor setback Nov. 3 when the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York refused to grant a summary judgment in a case focusing on the interactive nature of Inter Record companies had a minor setback Nov. 3 wh ...

  6. Grand Jury Indicts In Largest U.S. CD Piracy Raid

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A federal grand jury in California indicted three individuals Oct. 12 in connection with the largest pirated CD manufacturing raid in U.S. history. NEW YORK -- A federal grand jury in California indicted three individuals Oct. 12 in connection wit ...

  7. Movie Studios' Suits Hit Download Sites

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Motion picture studios filed a new round of copyright-infringement lawsuits Oct. 13 against a half-dozen Web site operators, alleging that they attempted to fool consumers into thinking the sites were WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- M ...

  8. Indictments In Largest U.S. CD Piracy Raid

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Charged with criminal copyright infringement. A federal grand jury in California indicted three individuals yesterday (Oct. 12) in connection with the largest pirated CD manufacturing raid in U.S. history. Ye Teng Wen and Hao He of Union City, Cal ...

  9. Europe Gets Tougher On Customs Violations

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New measures against counterfeiting and piracy. New measures against counterfeiting and piracy. News ...

  10. Malcolm Visits Piracy Centers In Mexico City

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT John Malcolm, the Motion Picture Assn.'s worldwide anti-piracy director, toured the Mexico City black market of Tepito on Oct. 3, where he bought a copy of recent Lions Gate release "Lord of War" for MEXICO CITY (The Hollywood Repor ...

  11. Studios Unite Against Film Piracy

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Non-profit research firm formed. The major studios have joined forces to fight online film piracy through the creation of a non-profit research company called Motion Picture Laboratories. The new, L.A.-based firm, which will go by Movielabs, will ...

  12. Draft Gives Head Start On Telco Bill

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Lawmakers began serious consideration of legislation designed to make it easier for phone companies to deliver video programming as congressional leaders began circulating a staff draft of the bill Se WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- L ...

  13. L.A. Man Pleads Guilty To Piracy

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Motion Picture Assn. of America announced a raft of anti-piracy operations including the conviction of a Los Angeles man accused of operating a major Internet piracy site. LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Motion Picture Assn. of Ame ...

  14. Movie Studios Target P2P Users In Texas

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Major motion picture studios filed four lawsuits in Texas Aug. 2 against individuals sharing unauthorized copies of movies through peer-to-peer services, the Motion Picture Assn. of America announced. Major motion picture studios filed four lawsui ...

  15. First Suspect Indicted Under Camcorder Law

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The first indictment has been handed down under a law enacted this year that makes it a federal crime to camcord a movie. WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The first indictment has been handed down under a law enacted this year that mak ...

  16. Court Nominee Roberts' Panel Rejected P2P Ruling

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT President Bush's pick to succeed Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was part of the three-judge panel that threw out a section of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that would have given entertainment comp WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Repo ...

  17. MPAA Gives Parents Cyber Tool

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Concerned parents have a new way of checking whether their children are illegally downloading movies. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Concerned parents have a new way of checking whether their children are illegally downloading movies. The Motion Pict ...

  18. Aussie Web Operator Liable For Linking

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Australian Federal Court on July 14 found a Web site operator liable for copyright infringement for posting hyperlinks to other sites offering illegal MP3 downloads. The decision also found the si SYDNEY -- The Australian Federal Court on July ...

  19. EC Begins Proceedings Over C'right Directive

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission said today (July 13) it had launched infringement proceedings against four countries for failing to implement a 2001 copyright legislation protecting music, movies and software The European Commission said today (July 13) i ...

  20. EC Begins Proceedings Over C'right Directive

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission said today (July 13) it had launched infringement proceedings against four countries for failing to implement a 2001 copyright legislation protecting music, movies and software The European Commission said today (July 13) i ...

  21. 'Prince of Piracy' Found Guilty

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Gasca posed as MPAA employee to access theaters. The so-called "Prince of Piracy" was found guilty in a Los Angeles federal court today (June 30) on seven charges related to camcording movies in theatres, the Motion Picture Assn. of Amer ...

  22. EC Tests Microsoft System Compliance

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission on June 6 announced market testing of Microsoft's new version of its Windows operating system to see if the software giant complied with last year's antitrust ruling. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Europ ...

  23. MPAA Goes A Fifth Round

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Civil suit seeks damages from Internet pirates. The major motion picture studios have filed a fifth round of lawsuits against Internet movie pirates, according to a release issued today (June 2) from the Motion Picture Association of America. The ...

  24. NYPD Seizes Nearly 150,000 Discs, Arrests 12

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The New York Police Department seized nearly 150,000 discs within a ten-day period, arresting 12 individuals and reinforcing the U.S. entertainment industry's "zero tolerance" of theft. NEW YORK -- The New York Police Department sei ...

  25. NYPD Seizes Nearly 87,000 Discs

    May 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The New York Police Department on May 11 raided a basement in lower Manhattan, seizing nearly 49,000 DVDs and 38,000 CDs, and arresting one Ohio and two New York area residents, the Motion Picture Ass The New York Police Department on May 11 raide ...

  26. Latest MPAA Suits Target TV Pirates

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The major motion picture studios on May 12 filed copyright infringement lawsuits against six popular BitTorrent Web sites, targeting those that specialized on pirating small-screen fare. The Motion Pi WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- T ...

  27. 'Fair Use' Bill Draws Ire Of Rights Holders

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Some of the most important copyright holders, including the motion picture studios, sports leagues and the entertainment unions, are urging lawmakers to oppose legislation that would scale back intell WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- S ...

  28. Glastonbury Fest Wins Domain-Name Dispute

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cybersquatters registered site in 'bad faith.' Cybersquatters registered site in 'bad faith.' News ...

  29. Case Summary: DMCA Subpoenas

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Industry Assn. of America in 2003 served subpoenas on two universities, seeking the identities of two individuals who were downloading unauthorized music files. The universities provided The Recording Industry Assn. of America in 200 ...

  30. Gonzales In Hollywood To Fight Piracy

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales came to Hollywood on April 28 to emphasize that Internet piracy is best fought by balancing prosecution with education so that young people know the costs and co LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- U.S. A ...

  31. N.C. Judge Quashes DMCA Subpoenas

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two universities prevailed April 14 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina after the Recording Industry Assn. of America in 2003 sought the identities of file sharers "Ca Two universities prevailed April 14 in th ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Canadian Gov't Eyes Changes To Copyright Act

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST In a move welcomed by music labels, the Canadian government on March 24 proposed amendments to the federal Copyright Act designed to strengthen copyright protection in the digital age and clarify the TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- In a move w ...

  36. MPAA's Glickman In Mexico To Fight Piracy

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. motion picture industry and the Mexican government have embarked on a cross-border partnership in the battle against Mexican film pirates, who raked in $140 million last year, Motion Picture MEXICO CITY (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The U.S ...

  37. MPAA Files More Suits

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Motion Picture Assn. of America filed a third round of lawsuits Feb. 24 aimed at curbing online piracy of films. LOS ANGELES -- The Motion Picture Assn. of America filed a third round of lawsuits Feb. 24 aimed at curbing online piracy of films ...

  38. MPAA Files More Suits

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Oscar-nominated films being traded. The Motion Picture Assn. of America filed a third round of lawsuits today (Feb. 24) aimed at curbing online piracy of films. In a telephone conference today (Feb. 24), John G. Malcolm, MPAA senior VP/director of ...

  39. MPAA Files More Suits

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Oscar-nominated films being traded. The Motion Picture Assn. of America filed a third round of lawsuits today (Feb. 24) aimed at curbing online piracy of films. In a telephone conference today (Feb. 24), John G. Malcolm, MPAA senior VP/director of ...

  40. MPAA Files More P2P Suits

    February 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Trade group also targets subscription sites. The Motion Picture Assn. of America announced today (Feb. 10) that its member companies have filed a second round of lawsuits aimed at disabling online movie piracy facilitated by major peer-to-peer net ...

  41. MPAA Unveils Anti-Piracy Icon

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Motion Picture Assn. of America has introduced an icon for DVD packages as part of its fight against piracy. LOS ANGELES -- The Motion Picture Assn. of America has introduced an icon for DVD packages as part of its fight against piracy. Called ...

  42. MPAA Unveils Anti-Piracy Icon

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Motion Picture Assn. of America has introduced an icon for DVD packages as part of its fight against piracy. The Motion Picture Assn. of America has introduced an icon for DVD packages as part of its fight against piracy. Called the "copy ...

  43. MPAA Launches More Suits

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Group offers software to ID infringing files. The major motion picture studios and a group of independent film distributors today (Jan. 26) filed a second round of federal lawsuits against unauthorized P2P users in the United States, according to ...

  44. Appeals Court Nixes RIAA Subpoenas

    January 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST The RIAA lost another court battle Jan. 4 in its attempt to issue subpoenas on Internet service providers to obtain personal information about subscribers alleged to be infringing copyrights over peer The RIAA lost another court battle Jan. 4 in i ...

  45. MPAA Targeting ISPs Worldwide

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Motion Picture Assn. of America announced Dec. 14 that its member companies have filed lawsuits in the United States and the United Kingdom against individuals who operate servers that index "hund LOS ANGELES -- The Motion Picture Assn. o ...

  46. MPAA Suing P2P Server Operators

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Trade group also targets eDonkey, DirectConnect. The Motion Picture Assn. of America announced today (Dec. 14) that its member companies have filed lawsuits against individuals who operate servers that index illegal copies of movies and TV program ...

  47. MPAA Suing P2P Server Operators

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Motion Picture Assn. of America announced today (Dec. 14) that its member companies have filed lawsuits against individuals who operate servers that index illegal copies of movies and TV programs. The Motion Picture Assn. of America announced ...

  48. Feds Raid D.C. Videogame Stores

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST A joint federal-agency task force on Dec. 1 raided three Pandora's Cube videogame and computer outlets in suburban Washington, D.C., shopping centers, with the authority to seize circumvention devices ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- A joint federal-a ...

  49. Feds Raid D.C. Videogame Stores

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST A joint federal-agency task force on Dec. 1 raided three Pandora's Cube videogame and computer outlets in suburban Washington, D.C., shopping centers, with the authority to seize circumvention devices A joint federal-agency task force on Dec. ...

  50. Thomson Joins Microsoft/Warner Anti-Piracy Venture

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST French technology company Thomson SA said Nov. 22 that it was joining Microsoft Corp. and Time Warner Inc.'s proposed venture to make anti-piracy software, a move that could relieve European Union con BRUSSELS (AP) -- French technology compan ...

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