Copyright infringement

  1. EU, U.S. Join Forces To Stamp Out Piracy

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Strategy, task force to be endorsed June 21. The European Union and the United States joined forces Tuesday (June 20) in a new effort to crack down on the massive growth in piracy and counterfeiting of products. EU trade commissioner Peter Mandels ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Worldwide Anti-Piracy Conference Kicks Off

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT IFPI maps out strategy on opening day. Court proceedings against illegal music downloaders and P2P file swappers will continue despite some improvements in global music piracy, said John Kennedy, president of the International Federation of the Ph ...

  5. Worldwide Anti-Piracy Conference Kicks Off

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT IFPI maps out strategy on opening day. Court proceedings against illegal music downloaders and P2P file swappers will continue despite some improvements in global music piracy, said John Kennedy, president of the International Federation of the Ph ...

  6. BPI To Sue Allofmp3.com

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Representatives for U.K. labels' trade body the BPI today (June 6) confirmed that they would pursue rogue Russian download service Allofmp3.com in court for copyright infringement. Representatives for U.K. labels' trade body the BPI toda ...

  7. German Law Enforcement Targets 3,500 P2P Users

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Police searched 130 premises May 23. Germany is taking the largest single action against illegal file-sharing as 3,500 individuals face criminal prosecution today (May 23) for uploading large amounts of copyrighted material on peer-to-peer network ...

  8. German Law Enforcement Targets 3,500 P2P Users

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Police searched 130 premises May 23. Germany is taking the largest single action against illegal file-sharing as 3,500 individuals face criminal prosecution today (May 23) for uploading large amounts of copyrighted material on peer-to-peer network ...

  9. Publishers File Suit Against Digital Services

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Apple, Napster, RealNetworks among those named. A small group of independent music publishers filed a class action lawsuit May 16 against major online music services for failing to secure licenses to sell downloads. The copyright infringement suit ...

  10. P2P Bearshare Settles With RIAA For $30 Million

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bearshare has become the latest peer-to-peer network to bow to the music industry in the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling against Grokster. The file swapping service, a unit of Free Peers Inc., and Bearshare has become the latest peer-to-pe ...

  11. RIAA Puts 12 U.S. Cities On 'Priority Watch List'

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA has, for the first time, placed 12 U.S. cities on a priority watch list for physical-goods piracy. The record labels' trade group says it will step up law enforcement training and commit addi The RIAA has, for the first time, placed ...

  12. RIAA, MPAA Target College Networks

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Letters to 40 universities. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) launched a new program to address the ongoing piracy at universities across the country via campus Local Area Net ...

  13. Calif. Music Pirates Plead Guilty

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Two men pleaded guilty today (April 3) to criminal copyright infringement and other charges, admitting their involvement in the largest music manufacturing piracy seizure in the United States. Two men pleaded guilty today (April 3) to criminal cop ...

  14. Industries Team To Fight Piracy In Latin America

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Film, music communities expand joint efforts. The music and film industries in Latin America have teamed up in an unprecedented effort to jointly fight piracy. In a move that underscores the shared woes of copyright infringement, the Latin America ...

  15. Danish Court Tells ISPs To Cut Pirates' Connections

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Danish Supreme Court has upheld a decision demanding that Internet Service Providers terminate Internet connections to customers who illegally download copyrighted material. The Danish Supreme Court has upheld a decision demanding that Interne ...

  16. Danish Court Tells ISPs To Cut Pirates' Connections

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST IFPI welcomes decision. The Danish Supreme Court has upheld a decision demanding that Internet Service Providers terminate Internet connections to customers who illegally download copyrighted material. The court's decision, confirmed Feb. 10, ...

  17. France's Legal File-Sharing Plan Advancing

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST The French government is moving ahead with plans for a controversial law that would legalize file-sharing of music and films, a move that could undo years of anti-piracy work by the entertainment indu The French government is moving ahead with pla ...

  18. France's Legal File-Sharing Plan Advancing

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST The French government is moving ahead with plans for a controversial law that would legalize file-sharing of music and films, a move that could undo years of anti-piracy work by the entertainment indu The French government is moving ahead with pla ...

  19. Italian Anti-Piracy Activity Rises In 2005

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Italy's authorities ramped up their anti-piracy activities in 2005, new figures illustrate. More than 1.6 million pre-recorded CD-Rs were seized last year, up by 21% with respect to 2004, according to Italy's authorities ramped up their ...

  20. Italian Anti-Piracy Activity Rises In 2005

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Millions of CDs seized, 519 arrests made. Italy's authorities ramped up their anti-piracy activities in 2005, new figures illustrate. More than 1.6 million pre-recorded CD-Rs were seized last year, up by 21% with respect to 2004, according to ...

  21. RIAA Holiday Greetings: Another Round of Lawsuits

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Just in time for the holidays, the Recording Industry Association of America issued 751 copyright infringement lawsuits as part of its ongoing litigation effort against peer-to-peer piracy. Just in time for the holidays, the Recording Industry Ass ...

  22. Music Biz Applauds New EU Data Retention Rules

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST The music industry today (Dec. 14) welcomed the European Parliament's backing of new rules on data retention which could help in the fight against music piracy. The music industry today (Dec. 14) welcomed the European Parliament's backin ...

  23. Music Biz Applauds New EU Data Retention Rules

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST The music industry today (Dec. 14) welcomed the European Parliament's backing of new rules on data retention which could help in the fight against music piracy. The music industry today (Dec. 14) welcomed the European Parliament's backin ...

  24. Italian Senate Passes Ex-Cirielli Bill

    November 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Law to come into effect before year's end. The Italian Senate on Tuesday (Nov. 29) passed the controversial Ex-Cirielli Bill, which, by reducing the statute of limitations in trials for a broad range of crimes, threatens to debilitate the cou ...

  25. IFPI Launches Massive P2P Strike

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The international recorded music industry is raising the stakes in its battle against online music file sharing. In its latest round of civil suits, the IFPI's national trade group members have launch LONDON -- The international recorded musi ...

  26. Moscow Piracy Taking Different Tack

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Street sales of pirated music CDs, software and DVDs are declining in Moscow, anti-piracy officials indicated Nov. 16. But the fall is due to a rise in illegal downloads via increased broadband access MOSCOW (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Street sale ...

  27. IFPI Launches Biggest P2P Strike

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The international recorded music industry is raising the stakes in its battle against online music file sharing. In its latest round of civil suits, the IFPI's national trade group members have launch The international recorded music industry ...

  28. IFPI Launches Biggest P2P Strike

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The international recorded music industry is raising the stakes in its battle against online music file sharing. In its latest round of civil suits, the IFPI's national trade group members have launch The international recorded music industry ...

  29. Italian Biz Anxious On Criminal Code Changes

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The war on music piracy in Italy has undergone a serious setback following the passing of the Ex-Cirielli "Save Previti" Law by the parliament's lower house. MILAN -- The war on music piracy in Italy has undergone a serious setback ...

  30. Behind the Deal: A summary of the proposed Intellectual Property Protection Act of 2005

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Department of Justice is proposing a legislative package to fight copyright crimes. The following is a summary of the section-by-section analysis provided by the DOJ. The U.S. Department of Justice is proposing a legislative package to fi ...

  31. Italian Biz Anxious On Criminal Code Changes

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST The war on music piracy in Italy has undergone a serious setback following the passing of the Ex-Cirielli "Save Previti" Law by the parliament's lower house. The law, approved Wednesday (Nov. 9), is y The war on music piracy in Ital ...

  32. Italian Biz Anxious On Criminal Code Changes

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST The war on music piracy in Italy has undergone a serious setback following the passing of the Ex-Cirielli "Save Previti" Law by the parliament's lower house. The law, approved Wednesday (Nov. 9), is y The war on music piracy in Ital ...

  33. Australia's MIPI Chief Splits

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Kerin exited last Friday as GM of Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigation unit after a five-month tenure. Kerin has joined the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft as director Michael Kerin exited last Friday as GM of ...

  34. Australia's MIPI Chief Splits

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Anti-piracy GM departs as piracy cases escalate. Michael Kerin exited last Friday as GM of Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigation unit after a five-month tenure. Kerin has joined the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft as d ...

  35. Aussie Music Biz Settles Swiftel Case

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Six Australian record companies have settled out of court with its case against Internet service provider Swiftel. SYDNEY -- Six Australian record companies have settled out of court with its case against Internet service provider Swiftel. The lab ...

  36. Aussie Music Biz Settles Swiftel Case

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Six Australian record companies have settled out of court with its case against Internet service provider Swiftel. Six Australian record companies have settled out of court with its case against Internet service provider Swiftel. The labels, which ...

  37. Aussie Music Biz Settles Swiftel Case

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Six Australian record companies have settled out of court with its case against Internet service provider Swiftel. Six Australian record companies have settled out of court with its case against Internet service provider Swiftel. The labels, which ...

  38. Europe Gets Tougher On Customs Violations

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission has unveiled a package of customs measures to strengthen protection against counterfeiting and piracy among consumer products, including music CDs, DVDs, games and software. BRUSSELS -- The European Commission has unveiled ...

  39. Grand Jury Indicts In Largest U.S. CD Piracy Raid

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A federal grand jury in California indicted three individuals Oct. 12 in connection with the largest pirated CD manufacturing raid in U.S. history. NEW YORK -- A federal grand jury in California indicted three individuals Oct. 12 in connection wit ...

  40. Indictments In Largest U.S. CD Piracy Raid

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Charged with criminal copyright infringement. A federal grand jury in California indicted three individuals yesterday (Oct. 12) in connection with the largest pirated CD manufacturing raid in U.S. history. Ye Teng Wen and Hao He of Union City, Cal ...

  41. Europe Gets Tougher On Customs Violations

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New measures against counterfeiting and piracy. The European Commission has unveiled a package of customs measures to strengthen protection against counterfeiting and piracy among consumer products, including music CDs, DVDs, games and software. A ...

  42. Europe Gets Tougher On Customs Violations

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New measures against counterfeiting and piracy. The European Commission has unveiled a package of customs measures to strengthen protection against counterfeiting and piracy among consumer products, including music CDs, DVDs, games and software. A ...

  43. Global Anti-Piracy Coalition Launched

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A coalition of cross-industries business leaders from some of the world's top companies launched Oct. 4 an initiative to address the theft of intellectual property at the highest international level. LONDON -- A coalition of cross-industries ...

  44. Global Anti-piracy Coalition Launched

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BASCAP is a cross-industry initiative. A coalition of cross-industries business leaders from some of the world's top companies launched today (Oct. 4) an initiative to address the theft of intellectual property at the highest international le ...

  45. IFPI Urges China To Act On Piracy

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT China must shut down pirate music factories and jail the perpetrators if it is going to keep its promise to address the $250 billion-a-year problem, according to music industry trade group the Interna BEIJING (Reuters) -- China must shut down pira ...

  46. Crackdown In China: U.S. Eyes Baidu Copyright Suits

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT China's willingness to enforce infringement laws that protect the music industry's copyrights is being put to the test -- and the U.S. copyright czar is watching. NEW YORK -- China's willingness to enforce infringement laws that pro ...

  47. IFPI, MPA In New Anti-Piracy Initiative

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT International labels' trade body the IFPI has joined forces with the movie industry to distribute free anti-piracy software designed to block illegal file-sharing on computers. LONDON -- International labels' trade body the IFPI has join ...

  48. P2P Music Sites Closing Doors

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In the continuing legal fallout among underworld peer-to-peer music services, popular file-sharing site WinMX.com ceased operating and the New York office of eDonkey.com appeared to be closed, industr (Reuters) -- In the continuing legal fallout a ...

  49. IFPI, MPA In New Anti-Piracy Initiative

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Free software to block illegal file-sharing. International music industry trade body the IFPI has joined forces with the movie industry to distribute a free anti-piracy software designed to block illegal file-swapping on computers. Called Digital ...

  50. IFPI, MPA In New Anti-Piracy Initiative

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT International music industry trade body the IFPI has joined forces with the movie industry to distribute a free anti-piracy software designed to block illegal file-swapping on computers. International music industry trade body the IFPI has joined ...

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