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  1. Which Consumer Electronics Sold the Best on Black Friday?

    November 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Portable MP3 players, video game consoles and accessories, and computers including notebooks and tablets were among the most popular electronics shoppers purchased this weekend, according to interim results from the Consumer Electronics Assn.' ...

  2. Australian Govt Pledges To Back Songwriters

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Artists, get to work on your songs. Everything else is window-dressing. That was the overriding theme of the second bi-annual APRA Song Summit, held in Sydney. Peter Garrett , the rock star-turned politician, gave the three-day creative, business ...

  3. CISAC To Stage World Copyright Summit in June

    April 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers will hold its second annual World Copyright Summit on June 9 and 10 in Washington D.C., with a line-up of more than 100 speakers including the Bee Gees' Robin Gibb, songwri ...

  4. Electronic Ecology

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MP3 players and other digital entertainment devices may be causing the environment some stress today, but there's no reason they can't play a more positive role in the future. Here are three steps consumers and the consumer electronics i ...

  5. Boucher Re-Introduces Fair Use Bill

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST For the third time in as many Congressional sessions, Rep. Rick Boucher, D-Va., has introduced a bill that would expand the protection of fair use under copyright law. Like the other bills he introduced over the last four years, the new bill could ...

  6. MidemNet 07 Kicks Off

    January 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST MidemNet sprung to life today (Jan. 20) with a heated first-up panel debate. The digital music conference, which precedes the annual Midem music trade fair, began with a "touchy feely" morning discussion which quickly turned into a high- ...

  7. Portnow Calls For 'Music And Technology Truce'

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Recording Academy pres addresses D.C. function. Recording Academy president Neil Portnow called on leading record producers and recording engineers last night (Sept. 6) to be frontline ambassadors working toward a truce between music and technolog ...

  8. RIAA Responds To Video Criticism

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Short film aims to educate students on copyright issues. As trade groups criticize a RIAA-prepped educational video on copyright law as misleading and factually inaccurate, the music industry body is defending the short film and responding to crit ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Hollywood Raises 'Flag' Issue

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Entertainment industry executives Nov. 3 attempted to convince lawmakers to approve laws that would ensure copyright holders' ability to protect content delivered by digital TV and radio broadcasts. WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) - ...

  12. RIAA Calls On Lawmakers For New Regulations

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST House held hearing Nov. 3. The recording industry, which has been pursuing government-mandated copying regulations on upcoming new-generation digital and satellite radio receivers for 18 months, finally got a hearing to present its case before a H ...

  13. Specter: Congress To Hold Off On Copyright Issues

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Until the lower courts review the case, Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) told music and technology witnesses at a morning hearing Sept. 28, Congress plans to "do nothing" WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Until the lower ...

  14. Specter: Congress To Hold Off On Copyright Issues

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT No short term plans for intervention. Until the lower courts review the case, Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa. told music and technology witness at a morning hearing today (Sept. 28) that Congress plans to "do not ...

  15. FCC Moves Up Deadline For Digital TV Tuners

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Federal Communications Commission on June 9 moved up its deadline requiring TV set manufacturers to produce sets capable of receiving digital signals. WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) - The Federal Communications Commission on June 9 ...

  16. DVD Biz Posts Strong Q1

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The DVD industry experienced strong, double-digit growth in both software and hardware in the first quarter of this year, according to a report issued April 19 by the Digital Entertainment Group. LOS ANGELES -- The DVD industry experienced strong, ...

  17. DVD Biz Posts Strong Q1

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The DVD industry experienced strong, double-digit growth in both software and hardware in the first quarter of this year, according to a report issued today (April 19) by the Digital Entertainment Gro The DVD industry experienced strong, double-di ...

  18. DVD Spending Hit Record High In '04

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Consumers spent a record $21.2 billion renting and buying DVDs in 2004, according to a report by the Digital Entertainment Group unveiled yesterday (Jan. 6) at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Veg Consumers spent a record $21.2 billion renting ...

  19. Content Groups Voice Support For Giant IP Bill

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST A coalition of 20 content-industry groups today (Nov. 11) sent a letter to the U.S. Senate calling for the passage of an omnibus intellectual property bill when members return for a lame-duck session A coalition of 20 content-industry groups today ...

  20. Digital, DVD Records Showing Growth

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sales of digital video recorders (DVRs) and DVD recorders have increased significantly compared to the first nine months of 2003, according to a new report by the Consumer Electronics Assn. Sales of digital video recorders (DVRs) and DVD recorders ...

  21. DEG: DVD Shipments Hit Record High

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Record shipments of nearly 1 billion DVDs were sent to retailers in the first nine months of this year, the Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) reported today (Oct. 19) during the second annual TV DVD C Record shipments of nearly 1 billion DVDs were ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Taking Stock: A Matter Of Respect

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT On Sept. 8 NARAS presented Grammys on the Hill, its annual Washington, D.C., awards dinner. The event honored Natalie Cole; Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y.; and Rep. Mary Bono, R-Calif. The following is Neil Portnow, president of the National Academy ...

  25. Biz Hits D.C. To Lobby On Digital Issues

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT More than a dozen music-industry groups will descend on Capitol Hill tomorrow (Sept. 9) to show their support of online music services and the so-called Induce bill. The day of lobbying is being coord More than a dozen music-industry groups will d ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. Pols Call For Language Updates For Induce Act

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, vows to pass the Induce Act before the end of Congress this fall. WASHINGTON -- Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, vows to pass the Induce Act before the end of Congress this fall. Speaking at a Senate Judiciary Committee he ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Update: Pols Aim To Pass Induce Act This Fall

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hatch, Leahy call for language suggestions for bill. Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, vows to pass the Induce Act before the end of Congress this fall. Speaking today (July 22) at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Hatch said his bill was meant &qu ...

  31. Industry Eyes On Induce Act Hearing

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mitch Bainwol, chairman/CEO of the RIAA, will be the record-industry witness at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing today (July 22) on the so-called Induce bill. Mitch Bainwol, chairman/CEO of the RIAA, will be the record-industry witness at th ...

  32. Controversial Induce Act Headed For Hearing

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Senate Judiciary Committee has planned a hearing for July 22 to debate the so-called Induce Act. Meanwhile, RIAA chairman/CEO Mitch Bainwol on July 13 sent a letter of support for the legislation WASHINGTON -- The Senate Judiciary Committee ha ...

  33. Songwriter Sues EMI Pub For Withholding Royalties

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter Giuseppe "Beppe" Canterelli has filed a class-action lawsuit against EMI Music Publishing, alleging that the company engages in unfair business practices by failing to promptly pay out uncl Songwriter Sues EMI Pub For Withhold ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Controversial Induce Act Headed For Hearing

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Senate Judiciary Committee is poised to announce a hearing to debate the so-called Induce Act. Meanwhile, RIAA chairman/CEO Mitch Bainwol today (July 13) sent a letter of support for the legislati The Senate Judiciary Committee is poised to an ...

  36. Hatch's 'Induce' Bill Spurs Debate Among Industry Groups

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA and recording-artist organizations are disputing claims that the proposed "Inducing Infringement of Copyrights Act" would undermine the Supreme Court's 1984 Sony-Betamax decision on legitimat WASHINGTON, D.C.-The RIAA and r ...

  37. Phil Spector Sues Robert Shapiro Over $1.5M Retainer

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Producer Phil Spector has filed suit against his former attorney and longtime friend Robert Shapiro, in an attempt to reclaim a $1.5 million retainer Shapiro took when he represented Spector in his on Phil Spector Sues Robert Shapiro Over $1.5M Re ...

  38. Coalition Decries Copyright Bill

    July 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT More than 40 consumer electronic, Internet and high-tech companies and groups are urging the Senate Judiciary Committee to take a go-slow approach to legislation that that would allow creative artists More than 40 consumer electronic, Internet and ...

  39. RIAA Takes Aim At Digital Radio Recorders

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Recording Industry Assn. of America (RIAA) chairman/CEO Mitch Bainwol says that while he is "enthusiastic" about High Definition (HD) digital radio, the trade group has major concerns that the planned WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Recording Indust ...

  40. Sony, BMG To Defend Merger Plans Before EC

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Top executives from Sony Music and BMG will take center stage in Brussels this week for the European Commission's oral hearing on the proposed merger of the companies. The June 14-15 hearing with the Sony, BMG To Defend Merger Plans Before EC ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. Music Summit Seen Drawing 700 Attendees

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Over 700 attendees will be on hand at the Future of Music Policy Summit May 2-3 at George Washington University. WASHINGTON--Over 700 attendees will be on hand at the Future of Music Policy Summit May 2-3 at George Washington University. The summi ...

  43. 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 ...