Copy protection

  1. German C'right Law Passed

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The new German copyright law has finally been approved. The law was accepted last Friday by the Bundestag's Upper House, and will come into effect on Jan. 1 2008. Private copies are fundamentally still permitted, but there are various restric ...

  2. Group Approves Disc-burning Rules

    August 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT DVD Copy Control Assn. passes changes. Advocates of burning DVDs at home, in small specialty stores and elsewhere besides manufacturing plants are about to receive the blessing of the DVD Copy Control Assn. The organization responsible for the enc ...

  3. Judge Approves Settlement On Sony BMG Case

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Class action lawsuit over copy-protection software. A federal judge on Monday (May 22) granted final approval of a settlement between Sony BMG Music Entertainment and consumers who filed a class action lawsuit over copy-protection software install ...

  4. French Parliament To Discuss New Copyright Bill

    December 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Controversial law would curb digital copying. Controversial law would curb digital copying. News ...

  5. Sony BMG Recalls Copy-Protected CDs

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG, yielding to consumer concern, said on Wednesday (Nov. 16) it was recalling music CDs containing copy-protection software that acts like virus software and hides deep inside a computer. Sony BMG, yielding to consumer concern, said on Wedn ...

  6. 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) - ...

  7. Switchfoot CD Recalled On Protection Settings Error

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI CMG issued a recall of Switchfoot's new CD "Nothing Is Sound" due to a mistake in the settings for the content protection technology placed on the CD. The Sept. 13 release of Switchfoot's anticipated new CD "Nothing Is ...

  8. Macrovision Sues Sima, Interburn

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Macrovision filed a lawsuit June 15 against Sima Products Corp. and Interburn Enterprises, alleging that the companies manufacture software that infringes on Macrovision's intellectual property and vi LOS ANGELES -- Macrovision filed a lawsui ...

  9. Macrovision Sues Sima, Interburn

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Suit claims Digital Millennium Copyright Act violations. Macrovision Corp. filed a lawsuit today (June 15) against Sima Products Corp. and Interburn Enterprises Inc. alleging that both companies manufacture software that infringes on Macrovision&# ...

  10. Warner Japan Drops CD Copy-Protection

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Japan is the latest record company to stop using copy protection on new releases. TOKYO -- Warner Music Japan is the latest record company to stop using copy protection on new releases. A spokesman for the Tokyo-based company confirms ...

  11. Macrovision Unveils DVD 'RipGuard'

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST A new technology from Macrovision Corp. claims to block virtually all known methods for making unauthorized copies of DVDs. (AP) -- A new technology from Macrovision Corp. claims to block virtually all known methods for making unauthorized copies ...

  12. Warner Japan Drops CD Copy-Protection

    February 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Japan is the latest record company to stop using copy protection devices on new releases. Warner Music Japan is the latest record company to stop using copy protection on new releases. A spokesman for the Tokyo-based company confirms ...

  13. Warner Japan Drops CD Copy-Protection

    February 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Japan is the latest record company to stop using copy protection on new releases. Warner Music Japan is the latest record company to stop using copy protection on new releases. A spokesman for the Tokyo-based company confirms that all ...

  14. Macrovision Reveals New Content Protection

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Macrovision Corp. today (Feb. 15) unveiled a new content-protection technology called RipGuard DVD. The company claims that the technology can block up to 97% of DVD-copying software that allows consu Macrovision Corp. today (Feb. 15) unveiled a n ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Sony Japan, Avex Rethink Copy-Protected CDs

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) and leading Japanese independent label Avex are dropping CD copy-protection technology from their releases. TOKYO -- Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) and leading Japanese independent label Avex are dropping CD copy ...

  18. Sony Japan, Avex Rethink Copy-Protected CDs

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) (SMEJ) and leading Japanese independent label Avex are dropping CD copy protection technology from their releases. Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) (SMEJ) and leading Japanese independent label Avex are dropping CD ...

  19. Sony Japan, Avex Rethink Copy-Protected CDs

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) (SMEJ) and leading Japanese independent label Avex are dropping CD copy protection technology from their releases. Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) (SMEJ) and leading Japanese independent label Avex are dropping CD ...

  20. France Investigates EMI, FNAC In Copy Control Case

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music France and music retailer FNAC have been placed under investigation by a magistrate at a court in Nanterre, near Paris. PARIS -- Controversial copy-protection technology is once again causing legal trouble for companies in France. EMI Mu ...

  21. French Suit Aims at Anti-Piracy Technology

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Copyright protection technologies used to prevent CDs from being pirated online are facing a legal challenge in France, where a judge placed record label EMI Group Plc under formal investigation for u Copyright protection technologies used to prev ...

  22. French Suit Aims at Anti-Piracy Technology

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Copyright protection technologies used to prevent CDs from being pirated online are facing a legal challenge in France, where a judge placed record label EMI Group Plc under formal investigation for u Copyright protection technologies used to prev ...

  23. Euro Courts Showing Support For Copy-Protection Measures

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In the controversial issue of copy protection, a series of court cases in Europe have been decided in favor of the music industry. A few weeks after a French court dismissed legal action against label BRUSSELS -- In the controversial issue of copy ...

  24. Uni Germany Dumps Copy-Protected CDs

    June 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Germany has removed copy-protection technology from all national CD releases, Billboard.biz has learned. The move means that releases by top local acts such as Jeanette, Die Ärzte Universal Music Germany has removed copy-p ...

  25. BMG Steps Up SunnComm Copy Protection Use

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Over the next two months, BMG Distribution and its labels will issue three more albums using the SunnComm copy-protection system. Over the next two months, BMG Distribution and its labels will issue three more albums using the SunnComm copy-protec ...

  26. BMG Steps Up SunnComm Copy Protection Use

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Technology added to three upcoming albums. Over the next two months, BMG Distribution and its labels will issue three more albums using the SunnComm copy-protection system. The albums are by Velvet Revolver (due June 8), Angie Stone (July 6) and Y ...

  27. Belgian Consumer Group Loses Court Battle

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Belgian consumers' watchdog group Test-Achats/Test Aankoop today lost the court case it launched against four of the major record companies for installing copy-control mechanisms in CDs that hinder pl Belgian consumers' watchdog group Te ...

  28. Belgian Consumer Group Loses Court Battle

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Belgian consumers' watchdog group Test-Achats/Test Aankoop today lost the court case it launched against four of the major record companies for installing copy-control mechanisms in CDs that hinder pl Belgian consumers' watchdog group Te ...

  29. 321 Banned From Selling DVD-Copy Software

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Macrovision has won a preliminary injunction against 321 Studios, which bars 321 from selling its DVD-copying software. LOS ANGELES--Macrovision has won a preliminary injunction against 321 Studios, which bars 321 from selling its DVD-copying soft ...

  30. Federal Judge Grants Another 321 Injunction

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Judge Richard Owen of the Federal Court for the Southern District of New York found that 321's "DVD X" line of software violates the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) of 1998 and Macrovision's c Macrovision has won a prel ...

  31. Federal Judge Grants Another 321 Injunction

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Decision reached in Macrovision case. Macrovision has won a preliminary injunction against 321 Studios which bars the company from selling its DVD-copying software. Judge Richard Owen of the Federal Court for the Southern District of New York foun ...

  32. Macrovision, Fox Extend Ties

    April 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Macrovision has renewed a multi-year contract to provide copy protection for Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Macrovision has renewed a multi-year contract to provide copy protection for Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. All of Fo ...

  33. Macrovision Compels Retailer To Destroy 'Enhancers'

    February 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Devices circumvented copy-protection technology. Devices circumvented copy-protection technology. News ...

  34. Macrovision Compels Retailer To Destroy 'Enhancers'

    February 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST After a warning from copyright-protection specialist Macrovision, U.K. retail chain Maplin Electronics has agreed to destroy its entire stock of video enhancers, which are used to delete copyright-pro After a warning from copyright-protection spec ...

  35. DVD Copy Control Assn. Drops Lawsuit

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST The DVD Copy Control Assn. (DVD CCA) has dropped its lawsuit against California resident Andrew Bunner, who it claimed illegally posted a DVD decryption program online. The DVD Copy Control Assn. (DVD CCA) has dropped its lawsuit against Californi ...

  36. DVD Copy Control Assn. Drops Lawsuit

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST The DVD Copy Control Assn. (DVD CCA) has dropped its lawsuit against California resident Andrew Bunner, who it claimed illegally posted a DVD decryption program online. The DVD Copy Control Assn. (DVD CCA) has dropped its lawsuit against Californi ...

  37. Macrovision Giving Downloaders More Freedom

    January 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Firm releases updated copy-protection technology. Firm releases updated copy-protection technology. News ...

  38. Macrovision Giving Downloaders More Freedom

    January 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Macrovision Corp. has released an updated version of its copy-protection technology that allows for limited burning and transferring of secure CD files. Macrovision Corp. has released an updated version of its copy-protection technology that allow ...

  39. Belgian Body Sues 4 Majors

    January 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Watchdog group Test-Achats/Test Aankoop files suit Belgian consumers' watchdog group Test-Achats/Test Aankoop is suing four of the major record companies for installing copy-control mechanisms in CDs that hinder playback on car stereos and co ...

  40. Belgian Body Sues 4 Majors

    January 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Watchdog group Test-Achats/Test Aankoop files suit Belgian consumers' watchdog group Test-Achats/Test Aankoop is suing four of the major record companies for installing copy-control mechanisms in CDs that hinder playback on car stereos and co ...

  41. Belgian Body Sues 4 Majors

    January 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Watchdog group Test-Achats/Test Aankoop brings suit Belgian consumers' watchdog group Test-Achats/Test Aankoop is suing four of the major record companies for installing copy-control mechanisms in CDs that hinder playback on car stereos and c ...