Copyright infringement of software

  1. Cost of German Music Piracy at $660 Million: Study

    June 12, 2012 9:34 AM EDT COLOGNE, Germany - Piracy cost the German film industry nearly $200 million (€196 million) last year and resulted in $660 million (€524 million) in lost revenue for the country's music industry, according to a recent study backed by the Berli ...

  2. Trent Reznor, Amanda Palmer, OK Go Among Artists Cosigning Anti-SOPA/PIPA Open Letter

    January 18, 2012 4:05 PM EST Entertainment industry players including Trent Reznor, Amanda Palmer, and OK Go have written and published an open letter to Washington expressing their concerns about SOPA/PIPA, the pending Congressional bills that would give the government and c ...

  3. EMI Ireland Sues Government Over Piracy Inaction: Report

    January 13, 2012 12:14 PM EST As Americans debate bills that would block access to infringing websites within the U.S., one company is pressing Ireland's government to offer the same protections to copyright owners. According to two reports , EMI Music Ireland has sued th ...

  4. SOPA/Protect-IP Acts Fuels the Fire of Disgruntled Music Fans: Guest Column by Manager Ryan Chisholm

    December 07, 2011 6:15 PM EST (Following is a guest column from Ryan Chisholm, a manager at Bill Silva Entertainment in Los Angeles, in response to an earlier guest column by NMPA President/CEO David Israelite . Billboard.biz welcomes guest commentary--please contact Billboard ...

  5. Music, Internet Industries React Strongly to 'Protect IP' Bill

    October 27, 2011 2:38 PM EDT As soon as news hit yesterday that the PROTECT IP bill, legislation aimed at shutting down rogue websites, was introduced into the House of Representatives , our inboxes began filling up with statements and commentary from all corners of the music ...

  6. New Zealand Music Fans Urged To Inform On Pirates

    April 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A new Web site encouraging consumers to report instances of music piracy has just been launched by the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. The site www.reportmusicpiracy.co.nz allows users to lodge a complaint with RIANZ about illegal m ...

  7. 301 Report: Spanish Biz Down 65% In 5 Years

    March 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Spain is suffering "a virtual collapse" of its recorded music market because of online piracy, with a drop in overall music sales of more than 65% in the past five years, says the latest report from U.S. culture industry lobby, the Inter ...

  8. Latin Anti-Piracy Strategies Shift

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As piracy in the Latin recorded music market moves from physical to digital, trade associations and labels are updating their approaches to keep up. At a Recording Industry Association of America-sponsored panel at the Billboard Latin Music Confer ...

  9. Brazil's Anti-Piracy Groups Merge

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The music and film industries in Brazil are combining their anti-piracy efforts. The music industry's APDIF and the film industry's ADEPI have formed the Associacao Antipirateria Cinema and Musica (APCM). "Seeking strategic partners ...

  10. Swedish File-Sharer Fined

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT First online piracy case in Sweden. First online piracy case in Sweden. News ...

  11. Swedish File-Sharer Fined

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT First online piracy case in Sweden. A Swedish court on Wednesday (Oct. 18) fined a man for illegally sharing music files online, making him the first Swede to be convicted for spreading copyrighted songs over the Internet. The 44-year-old, who was ...

  12. EU Commissioner Warns China On IP

    June 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT EU trade commissioner Peter Mandelson on Thursday (June 8) called on China to do more to clamp down on music, movie and software piracy, warning the country would face a backlash in Europe unless it d EU trade commissioner Peter Mandelson on Thurs ...

  13. EU Commissioner Warns China On IP

    June 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT EU trade commissioner Peter Mandelson on Thursday (June 8) called on China to do more to clamp down on music, movie and software piracy, warning the country would face a backlash in Europe unless it d EU trade commissioner Peter Mandelson on Thurs ...

  14. Swedish Law Enforcement Shuts Down 'Pirate Bay'

    May 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Officials raided 10 different locations, arrested three. Swedish authorities revealed today (May 31) that they have shut down “The Pirate Bay," one of the world’s largest and most well-known facilitators of online piracy. Since filing a crimi ...

  15. Swedish Gov't Shuts Down Alleged Piracy Site

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Swedish anti-piracy bureau, Svenska Antipiratbyran, claimed a major victory in the ongoing battle against online piracy Sept. 26 as it announced the shutdown of BlueCrap, a server used to illegall LONDON (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Swedish ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. IFPI: Global Piracy Cost $4.5 Billion In 2003

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Pirated product accounted for an estimated $4.5 billion in worldwide music sales in 2003, according to figures unveiled today (July 22) by the IFPI. Pirated product accounted for an estimated $4.5 billion in worldwide music sales in 2003, accordin ...

  19. IFPI: Global Piracy Cost $4.5 Billion In 2003

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Pirated product accounted for an estimated $4.5 billion in worldwide music sales in 2003, according to figures unveiled today (July 22) by the IFPI. Pirated product accounted for an estimated $4.5 billion in worldwide music sales in 2003, accordin ...

  20. Ex-Fox Workers Targeted In Piracy Case

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Federal authorities are bringing criminal charges against five men and one woman formerly employed by Fox Cable Networks after an investigation indicated that the group uploaded movies, games and soft LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter)--Federal auth ...

  21. Ex-Fox Employee Believed Linked To Piracy Ring

    March 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST A former Fox Cable employee has been implicated in an online piracy ring run from studio compuers. Last month, the U.S. Secret Service searched the Los Angeles home of former Fox Cable employee Lisa Y A former Fox Cable employee has been implicate ...

  22. Ex-Fox Employee Believed Linked To Piracy Ring

    March 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST A former Fox Cable employee has been implicated in an online piracy ring run from studio compuers. Last month, the U.S. Secret Service searched the Los Angeles home of former Fox Cable employee Lisa Y A former Fox Cable employee has been implicate ...

  23. Arizona Residents Arrested For Film Piracy

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Two Arizona men, Joseph Hwang and Jefferson Rice, were arrested today (March 3) on charges of theft and piracy stemming from a suspected online piracy scam. Two Arizona men, Joseph Hwang and Jefferson Rice, were arrested today (March 3) on charges ...

  24. Arizona Residents Arrested For Film Piracy

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Two Arizona men, Joseph Hwang and Jefferson Rice, were arrested today (March 3) on charges of theft and piracy stemming from a suspected online piracy scam. Two Arizona men, Joseph Hwang and Jefferson Rice, were arrested today (March 3) on charges ...