Congress

  1. Short Session Could Hold Up Industry Bills

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The second session of the 108th Congress will be a short one. The political imperatives of lawmakers require them to be back home much of the time during a presidential campaign year, and attendance a WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The second session of the ...

  2. Short Session Could Hold Up Industry Bills

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The second session of the 108th Congress will be a short one. Congress has only about three weeks left to wrap up its entire legislative calendar. This includes top priorities such as deliberations on Short Session Could Hold Up Industry Bills Hea ...

  3. Global Leaders Told To Beware Of Fakes

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Profits from counterfeit CDs, DVDs and other fake goods are used to finance terrorism, Ronald Noble, secretary general of international police organization Interpol warned in Brussels on Tuesday. Profits from counterfeit CDs, DVDs and other fake g ...

  4. Global Leaders Told To Beware Of Fakes

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Profits from counterfeit CDs, DVDs and other fake goods are used to finance terrorism, Ronald Noble, secretary general of international police organization Interpol warned in Brussels on Tuesday. Profits from counterfeit CDs, DVDs and other fake g ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. '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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Those Who Gave Lives Not Political Pawns

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT If every one of the people who perished in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks were to be named and identified on TV, would it be considered an unpatriotic act? Of course not. If every one of the people who perished in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks we ...

  10. 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 ...

  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. Physicists Find Method To Improve Audio

    April 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Two physicists have discovered a way to digitally map old, archived audio recordings and reconstruct the sound. Two physicists have discovered a way to digitally map old, archived audio recordings and reconstruct the sound. Four years after hearin ...

  16. Physicists Find Method To Improve Audio

    April 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Two physicists have discovered a way to digitally map old, archived audio recordings and reconstruct the sound. Two physicists have discovered a way to digitally map old, archived audio recordings and reconstruct the sound. Four years after hearin ...

  17. Rep. Seeks To Curb Outsourcing In Film

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rep. Diane E. Watson applauds the reconstitution of Hollywood Labor Coalition, organized by the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, and is pledging to work with the group to curb the outsourcing o WASHINGTON--Rep. Diane E. Watson, D-Cal., appl ...

  18. Crow Flies for United Air, Sony

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Connect, Sony Corp. of America's online music service, will launch May 4 with a promo event featuring Sheryl Crow performing live on a United Airlines aircraft traveling from Chicago to Los Angel Rep. Seeks To Curb Outsourcing In Film Mi ...

  19. CERTA Tackles Piracy This Week

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Members of the newly-organized CERTA, the Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations, will meet with members of Congress April 20 to drum up support to combat entertainment piracy. WASHINGTON--Members of the newly-organized CERTA, the Co ...

  20. Reps With Industry Concern Form Caucus

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Two Washington lawmakers with arts interests, Reps. Mary Bono, R-Cal. and Steney Hoyer, D-Md., are teaming with the Recording Academy and top artists to form the Recording Arts and Sciences Caucus. Two Washington lawmakers with arts interests, Rep ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Congress To Honor Parton As 'Living Legend'

    April 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Dolly Parton will be given a living legend award by the Library of Congress tomorrow (April 14) in Washington, D.C. Parton will also perform at the ceremony, which will be taped for a May special on t Dolly Parton will be given a living legend awa ...

  23. Indecency Fines Set To Escalate

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Word on the Hill is that indecency fines are set to shoot through the roof soon. WASHINGTON--Word on the Hill is that indecency fines are set to shoot through the roof soon. With public grousing and election-year politicking guiding Federal Commun ...

  24. Hearing Set To Mull Satellite Retransmission Bill

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rep. Fred Upton has scheduled an April 10 hearing to discuss the Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act. WASHINGTON--Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., has scheduled an April 10 hearing to discuss the Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act. Upton, who is cha ...

  25. Indecency Fines Set To Escalate

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WASHINGTON--Word on the Hill is that indecency fines are set to shoot through the roof soon. With public grousing and election-year politicking guiding Federal Communications Commission thinking, the Immediatek To Buy DiscLive Clear Channel Trial ...

  26. First World Guitar Congress Set For June

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Manufacturers, others to exhibit at Maryland event. More than 20,000 people are expected to attend the first World Guitar Congress, to be held June 2-9 at Towson University in Towson, Md. Dr. Helene Breazeale, executive director of the World Music ...

  27. ASCAP Take On Digital-Download Royalties A Joke

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP is now attempting to claim that both a mechanical royalty and a performance royalty are owed for digital downloads. U.S. copyright law grants musical works rights holders various exclusive rights, including the right to reproduction and the ...

  28. Recouping E-Royalties Made Easier

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT LOS ANGELES--Thanks to a simplified application process, producers are having an easier time recouping their share of webcasting and satellite transmission royalties of their recordings. <br clear="no NLRB Dismisses 'Virtual Music ...

  29. New Bill Consolidates Measures Vs. File-Sharing

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST House lawmakers on the Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property marked up legislation today (March 31) that deals aggressively with file-sharing over the Internet. The bill was f House lawmakers on the Subcommittee on Courts, ...

  30. Brazil, U.S. Team Against Piracy

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Members of the Brazilian Congress and U.S. government officials are joining forces in the war on piracy. WASHINGTON (The Hollywood Reporter)--Members of the Brazilian Congress and U.S. government officials are joining forces in the war on piracy. ...

  31. Congressmen Push Radio Localism Bill

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Two House Energy and Commerce Committee members are pushing for legislation aimed at protecting local radio broadcasting and more strictly enforcing the licenses of satellite radio companies. NEW YORK--Two House Energy and Commerce Committee membe ...

  32. Jackson's Contract Suit Vs. UMG Advances

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST NEW YORK--A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has cleared the way for Michael Jackson to pursue a lawsuit against Universal Music Group for breach of contract. Jackson can now conduct an audit of UMG's BMI Licenses Songs To Digital Jukebox Fir ...

  33. Library Of Congress Adds To Registry

    March 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Library of Congress has made 50 new choices for the nation's Sound Recording Registry. The 2004 list, announced today (March 19), includes some of rock, pop and R&amp;B's most-cherished albums, in The Library of Congress has made ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. McCain Urges FCC 'Proactivity' On Indecency Issues

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Republican Sen. John McCain urged the Federal Communications Commission to be "far more proactive" in addressing indecency issues and warned against media industry consolidation at a recent press even NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter)--R ...

  36. Clear Channel Yanks Howard Stern Off Six Channels

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST <ul><li> Victims' Relief Aid Fund Proposed In Wake Of R.I. Nightclub Deaths</li> <li> Calif. Sen. Backs Proposed New Internet Piracy Bill</li> <li> South By Southwest Conference Panels Offer CLE Credi Clear ...

  37. Clear Channel Pulls Stern From Six Channels

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Communications put Howard Stern on ice yesterday (Feb. 25) as the nation's largest radio station group made good on its promise to clean up the airwaves. Clear Channel Communications put Howard Stern on ice yesterday (Feb. 25) a ...

  38. Clear Channel Fires DJ, Addresses Decency Standards

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST One day after saying it fired popular Florida radio personality Bubba the Love Sponge, Clear Channel Communications said today (Feb. 25) it adopted new "decency" standards to make sure that material i One day after saying it fired popula ...

  39. Record Companies Must Embrace Changing Digital Landscape

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Charles Darwin would be proud. Today's harsh music climate is certainly putting his survival-of-the-fittest theory to the test. In this do-or-die atmosphere, artists are increasingly being forced to p Charles Darwin would be proud. Today' ...

  40. Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries Calif. Music/Tech Convocation Set For Feb. 25 EU Set To Confirm New Piracy Rules Clear Channel Commun Names Levin Legal Chief King Purtich Na ...

  41. Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel Set

    February 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Copyright Office on Feb. 4 published the list of arbitrators eligible for service on a Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel (CARP) in 2004 and 2005. WASHINGTON, D.C.-- The Copyright Office on Feb. 4 published the list of arbitrators eligible fo ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. FCC Chief Calls Halftime Show 'A New Low'

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission told lawmakers Wednesday that the Super Bowl halftime show was "a new low for prime-time television." The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission told lawmakers Wednesday th ...

  44. Lawmakers Set To Mull Indecency Issues

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST The music industry may benefit from the short election-cycle session of the 104th Congress. The hot topics will be indecency, pay-for-play/payola, media consolidation and the alleged role of peer-to-p WASHINGTON, D.C.--The common wisdom in this ci ...

  45. Janet Jackson May Face Class Action Over Breast Flap

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Entertainment Law Weekly brings you news on the entertainment law industry. Janet Jackson May Face Class Action Over Breast Flap Lawmakers set to mull indecency issues GESAC Urges U.S. to Change Copyright Law Music Vets Form New Law Firm Down to t ...

  46. KaZaA Could Filter Copyrighted Music, Critics Say

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Peer-to-peer file-trading networks like KaZaA could prevent users from downloading music, movies and other copyrighted material if they had any desire to do so, media and technology experts said on Tu Peer-to-peer file-trading networks like KaZaA ...

  47. RIAA: Suits Will Continue Despite Verizon Court Win

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST The RIAA expressed disappointment Friday after a federal appeals court ruled that the trade group has no authority to compel Internet service providers to turn over the identities of subscribers who u The RIAA expressed disappointment Friday after ...

  48. RIAA: Suits Will Continue Despite Verizon Court Win

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST The RIAA expressed disappointment Friday after a federal appeals court ruled that the trade group has no authority to compel Internet service providers to turn over the identities of subscribers who u The RIAA expressed disappointment Friday after ...

  49. Appeals Court Ruling Nixes RIAA Subpoena Rights

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST A federal appeals court ruled today that the RIAA has no authority to compel Internet service providers to turn over the identities of their subscribers who use peer-to-peer file-sharing services and A federal appeals court ruled today that the RI ...

  50. Appeals Court Ruling Nixes RIAA Subpoena Rights

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST A federal appeals court ruled today that the RIAA has no authority to compel Internet service providers to turn over the identities of their subscribers who use peer-to-peer file-sharing services and A federal appeals court ruled today that the RI ...

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