Computer law

  1. MPAA Launches Anti-Piracy Lawsuits

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Major motion picture studios launched the first of a three-part initiative aiming to stem online movie piracy by filing an "initial wave of lawsuits" against individuals who illegally shared movies on NEW YORK -- Major motion picture stu ...

  2. MPAA Launches Lawsuits Against P2P Pirates

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST The MPAA today (Nov. 16) began suing people who it alleges are illegally downloading motion pictures off peer-to-peer networks, a tactic the movie industry hopes will protect it from the rampant pirac The MPAA today (Nov. 16) began suing people wh ...

  3. MPAA Launches Lawsuits Against P2P Pirates

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Body sues 200 to 300 individual infringers. The MPAA today (Nov. 16) began suing people who it alleges are illegally downloading motion pictures off peer-to-peer networks, a tactic the movie industry hopes will protect it from the rampant piracy t ...

  4. Movie Studios To Begin Suing File-sharers Nov. 16

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Movie studios will begin filing lawsuits against individual movie file-sharers on Nov. 16, the Motion Picture Assn. of America announced. LOS ANGELES -- Movie studios will begin filing lawsuits against individual movie file-sharers on Nov. 16, the ...

  5. Update: MPAA Lawsuits To Begin Nov. 16

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Motion Picture Assn. of America (MPAA) will begin filing lawsuits against individual movie file-sharers on Nov. 16. The Motion Picture Assn. of America (MPAA) will begin filing lawsuits against individual movie file-sharers on Nov. 16. The civ ...

  6. Update: MPAA Lawsuits To Begin Nov. 16

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Motion Picture Assn. of America (MPAA) will begin filing lawsuits against individual movie file-sharers on Nov. 16. The Motion Picture Assn. of America (MPAA) will begin filing lawsuits against individual movie file-sharers on Nov. 16. The civ ...

  7. LAPD Seizes Mobile DVD Lab

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Los Angeles police seized 22,500 pirated DVDs and two customized vans, one serving as a mobile DVD burning lab and the other as a mobile pirate-DVD store, the Motion Picture Assn. of American said Oct NEW YORK -- Los Angeles police seized 22,500 p ...

  8. LAPD Seizes Mobile DVD Lab

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles police seized 22,500 pirated DVDs and two customized vans, one serving as a mobile DVD burning lab and the other as a mobile pirate-DVD store, the Motion Picture Assn. of American said tod Los Angeles police seized 22,500 pirated DVDs ...

  9. LAPD Seizes Mobile DVD Lab

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles police seized 22,500 pirated DVDs and two customized vans, one serving as a mobile DVD burning lab and the other as a mobile pirate-DVD store, the Motion Picture Assn. of American said tod Los Angeles police seized 22,500 pirated DVDs ...

  10. Behind the Deal: DOJ's Intellectual Property Task Force Report

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As the music industry continues its legal challenges to unauthorized file sharing, the Department of Justice is shoring up its efforts to protect intellectual property. As the music industry continues its legal challenges to unauthorized file shar ...

  11. MPAA Files Round Of Piracy Suits In L.A.

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Motion Picture Assn. of America (MPAA) has announced that it has filed 41 criminal cases and one major civil case relating to the sale of pirated DVDs in Los Angeles. The civil case involves an L. The Motion Picture Assn. of America (MPAA) has ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Induce Bill Yanked For Revisions

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A markup of major legislation to go after peer-to-peer companies that "induce" the public into copyright infringement was pulled Sept. 29 from the Senate Judiciary Committee's vote agenda. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A markup of major legis ...

  14. Induce Bill Yanked For Revisions

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A markup of major legislation to go after P2P companies that "induce" the public into copyright infringement was pulled last night (Sept. 29) from the Senate Judiciary Committee's vote agenda for toda A markup of major legislation t ...

  15. MPAA Sues DVD Chip Makers

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Motion Picture Assn. of America has filed two separate breach-of-contract lawsuits against chip makers Sigma Designs and MediaTek. LOS ANGELES -- The Motion Picture Assn. of America (MPAA) has filed two separate breach-of-contract lawsuits aga ...

  16. Opposing Groups Present Changes To Induce Act

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Consumer Electronics Assn. and 10 other groups that oppose the pending Induce Act have hammered out alternative language for the legislation and presented it to Senate leaders on Aug. 25. WASHINGTON -- The Consumer Electronics Assn. (CEA) and ...

  17. Opposing Groups Present Changes To Induce Act

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New language would change focus to 'mass infringers.' The Consumer Electronics Assn. and 10 other groups that oppose the pending Induce Act have hammered out alternative language for the legislation and today (Aug. 25) presented it to Se ...

  18. Court Rules On Limitations In Infringement Cases

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal district court held on Aug. 12 that the three-year statute of limitations for copyright infringement begins when the infringing act occurs -- not when the owner discovers the infringement. NEW YORK -- It's time for copyright owners ...

  19. British Government Launches Anti-Piracy Plan

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The British government has unveiled a national strategy on fighting counterfeiters, with a special focus on intellectual property (IP). LONDON -- The British government has unveiled a national strategy on fighting counterfeiters, with a special fo ...

  20. French Music Biz, ISPs Sign Online-Distribution Charter

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT French music-industry organizations and representatives from the online sector on July 28 signed a document that sets a framework for the legal distribution of music in France. LONDON -- Other creative sectors are expected to follow the music indu ...

  21. RIAA Wins Case Over John Doe Suits

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has sided with the RIAA in a case brought by Cablevision that challenged the music-industry trade group's "John Doe" lawsuits. A judge for the U.S. District C ...

  22. French Biz, ISPs Sign Charter

    July 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT French music industry organizations and representatives from the online sector yesterday (July 28) signed a charter regulating music online delivery and respecting intellectual property (IP) rights. French music industry organizations and represen ...

  23. RIAA Wins Case Over John Doe Suits

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cablevision sought to quash subpoena. A judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has sided with the RIAA in a case brought by Cablevision that challenged the music-industry trade group's "John Doe" law ...

  24. Hearing Date Decided For Induce Act

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Senate Judiciary Committee announced late tonight (July 15) that it will hold a hearing to examine the so-called Induce Act on July 22 in Room 226 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building. The Senate Judiciary Committee announced late tonight (Ju ...

  25. Link Between Downloading, Movie Attendance: Study

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Results also tie piracy with decreased DVD buying. OTX, an online research company, and the Motion Picture Assoc. of America (MPAA) announced today (July 8) the results of a study of more than 3,600 Internet users that tracked the relationship bet ...

  26. Link Between Downloading, Movie Attendance: Study

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT OTX, an online research company, and the Motion Picture Assoc. of America (MPAA) announced today (July 8) the results of a study of more than 3,600 Internet users that tracked the relationship between OTX, an online research company, and the Motio ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 WASHINGTON -- Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, the ...

  29. Copy-Protection Bill Raises Ire In House

    June 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In an extraordinary move, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and two Judiciary copyright subcommittee leaders have publicly come out in opposition to a bill introduced by a committee member In an extraordinary move, the chairman of the ...

  30. MPAA Expands Anti-Piracy Campaign

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Motion Picture Assn. of America (MPAA) is extending its public education campaign against movie piracy. Anti-piracy ads will be featured in daily newspapers and consumer magazines across the Unite LOS ANGELES -- The Motion Picture Assn. of Ame ...

  31. MPAA Kicks Off Anti-Camcording Program

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Initiative rewards theater employees. The Motion Picture Assn. of America (MPAA) and the National Assn. of Theatre Owners today (June 21) launched the Anti-Camcording Awards Program. The program encourages theater employees to look out for individ ...

  32. MPAA Expands Anti-Piracy Campaign

    June 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Motion Picture Assn. of America (MPAA) is extending its public education campaign against movie piracy. The Motion Picture Assn. of America (MPAA) is extending its public education campaign against movie piracy. Anti-piracy ads will be feature ...

  33. GarageBand Offers Creative Commons License

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tag allows users to download, share songs. Online musicians' community GarageBand.com will offer the Creative Commons Music Sharing License as an option for songs uploaded to its Web site. The license, provided by the nonprofit group Creative ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. French E-Commerce Bill Opens Door For P2P Suits

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT France will soon have in place the legislation necessary to enable the music industry to sue cyber-criminals. The French Senate on May 13 approved the nation's new e-commerce bill, which provides a le PARIS--France will soon have in place the ...

  37. FBI, Police Seize 200,000 Discs In Atlanta Raids

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Two warehouses harboring allegedly illegal optical-disc operations were raided yesterday (May 13) in Atlanta, according to the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). Two warehouses harboring allegedly illegal optical-disc operations were ra ...

  38. FBI, Police Seize 200,000 Discs In Atlanta Raids

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Two warehouses harboring allegedly illegal optical-disc operations were raided yesterday (May 13) in Atlanta, according to the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). Two warehouses harboring allegedly illegal optical-disc operations were ra ...

  39. Connecticut Man Fined for Downloading Music

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge has ordered a Bristol, Conn., resident to pay more than $4,000 for downloading five songs from the Internet. A federal judge has ordered a Bristol, Conn., resident to pay more than $4,000 for downloading five songs from the Interne ...

  40. Connecticut Man Fined for Downloading Music

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge has ordered a Bristol, Conn., resident to pay more than $4,000 for downloading five songs from the Internet. A federal judge has ordered a Bristol, Conn., resident to pay more than $4,000 for downloading five songs from the Interne ...

  41. French Senate OKs E-commerce Bill

    May 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT France's Senate gave final approval today (May 13) to the nation's new e-commerce bill. The move will provide a legislative framework for the digital economy and incorporate into French law the Europe France's Senate gave final appr ...

  42. French Senate OKs E-commerce Bill

    May 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT France's Senate gave final approval today (May 13) to the nation's new e-commerce bill. The move will provide a legislative framework for the digital economy and incorporate into French law the Europe France's Senate gave final appr ...

  43. U.S. Reps Split On Proposed DMCA Amendment

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Federal lawmakers are wrestling with possible reforms to the "fair use" sections of the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Federal lawmakers are wrestling with possible reforms to the "fair use" sections of the 1998 Digital ...

  44. Software Maker Added To Fair-Use Hearing

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Studios' Moore to testify to House panel. The founder of 321 Studios, which developed software that allows consumers to copy DVDs, has been added to the copyright House panel hearing set for tomorrow (May 12). The subcommittee will debate ...

  45. Software Maker Added To Fair-Use Hearing

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Studios' Moore to testify to House panel. The founder of 321 Studios, which developed software that allows consumers to copy DVDs, has been added to the copyright House panel hearing set for tomorrow (May 12). The subcommittee will debate ...

  46. A Chat With Jack Valenti

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With his long career as the chief voice of the American movie industry drawing to a close, Motion Picture Assn. of America CEO Jack Valenti spoke with The Hollywood Reporter's Brooks Boliek. With his long career as the chief voice of the Amer ...

  47. Italian Govt Modifies Urbani Decree

    April 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Italian government has modified its "Decreto Urbani" (Urbani Decree), which would have lifted most legal impediments to illegal file-sharing of copyrighted music content. The Italian government has modified its "Decreto Urbani&q ...

  48. Senate Committee Passes Piracy Bills

    April 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Legislation would boost penalties for infringement. Legislation would boost penalties for infringement. News ...

  49. Senate Committee Passes Piracy Bills

    April 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved two major intellectual property piracy bills today (April 29). Both will soon be scheduled for votes on the Senate floor. The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved two major intellectua ...

  50. Film Industry Warned To Heed Piracy Warnings

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The report, called "Facing Piracy: Digital Theft in the Filmed Entertainment Industry," explores the causes of piracy, its financial consequences, and ways to address it. WASHINGTON--The film industry had better take some lessons on pira ...

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