Copyright infringement

  1. 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 ...

  2. Mashboxx Rumored To Nab Grokster

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT P2P service run by former Grokster prez. Mashboxx LLC may be planning to acquire peer-to-peer file sharing service Grokster, it was reported today (Sept. 19). Mashboxx is an authorized P2P file trading service run by Wayne Grosso, the former presi ...

  3. Taiwan Court Convicts Taiwan P2P Service Kuro

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The international music industry claimed a landmark legal victory in its battle against peer-to-peer file-sharing networks today (Sept. 9) when a Taiwan court convicted the Kuro service of criminal co The international music industry claimed a lan ...

  4. Taiwan Court Convicts Taiwan P2P Service Kuro

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The international music industry claimed a landmark legal victory in its battle against peer-to-peer file-sharing networks today (Sept. 9) when a Taiwan court convicted the Kuro service of criminal co The international music industry claimed a lan ...

  5. Kazaa Operators Liable For Authorizing Infringement

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Thirty record companies won the largest copyright infringement case in Australian history Sept. 5 against Sydney-based Sharman Networks and others directly involved with the Kazaa peer-to-peer network NEW YORK -- Thirty record companies won the la ...

  6. Kazaa Operators Liable For Authorizing Infringement

    September 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Thirty record companies have won the largest copyright infringement case in Australian history today (Sept. 5) against Sydney-based Sharman Networks and others directly involved with the Kazaa peer-to Thirty record companies have won the largest c ...

  7. Kazaa Ops Liable For Authorizing Infringement

    September 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Aussie court orders Sharman, Altnet to filter. Thirty record companies have won the largest copyright infringement case in Australian history today (Sept. 5) against Sydney-based Sharman Networks and others directly involved with the Kazaa peer-to ...

  8. Studios Hit Individuals With Lawsuits

    August 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'You can click, but you can't hide.' Major motion picture studios filed four lawsuits in Texas today (Aug. 2) against individuals sharing unauthorized copies of movies through peer-to-peer services. In San Antonio and Del Rio, feder ...

  9. Bush Creates New Post To Fight Global Piracy

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT President Bush has created a new senior-level position to fight global intellectual-property piracy and counterfeiting that cost American companies billions of dollars each year, commerce secretary Ca WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) -- President Bush h ...

  10. Aussie Web Operator Liable For Linking

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Australian Federal Court on July 14 found a Web site operator liable for copyright infringement for posting hyperlinks to other sites offering illegal MP3 downloads. The decision also found the si SYDNEY -- The Australian Federal Court on July ...

  11. Aussie Web Site Guilty In Landmark C'Right Case

    July 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Australian Federal Court yesterday (July 14) found a Web site guilty of copyright infringement for posting hyperlinks to other sites offering illegal MP3 downloads. The decision also found the sit The Australian Federal Court yesterday (July 1 ...

  12. Aussie Web Site Guilty In Landmark C'Right Case

    July 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Industry describes hyperlink ruling 'significant.' The Australian Federal Court yesterday (July 14) found a Web site guilty of copyright infringement for posting hyperlinks to other sites offering illegal MP3 downloads. The decision also ...

  13. Behind the Deal: Grokster and the Future -- An Interview with John Frankenheimer

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After the U.S. Supreme Court sided with the entertainment industry in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios vs. Grokster on June 27, attorney John Frankenheimer shared his thoughts with <i>Billboard/ELW</i>. Fr After the U.S. Supreme Court sided ...

  14. The Publisher's Place

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Publishers and songwriters are joining in efforts by a number of groups to take the latest message about illegal file sharing to the streets. Educating the public about file sharing took on a new sens Publishers and songwriters are joining in effo ...

  15. Taiwan Court Finds P2P Operator Not Guilty

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Taiwan's music industry has lost a landmark ruling against a local peer-to-peer operator. TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwan's music industry has lost a landmark ruling against a local peer-to-peer operator. In the first case of its kind to be dec ...

  16. Labels File 784 'John Doe' Suits

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Major record labels on June 29 filed an additional 784 copyright infringement lawsuits against "John Doe" file-sharers. NEW YORK -- Major record labels on June 29 filed an additional 784 copyright infringement lawsuits against "John ...

  17. Taiwan Court Finds P2P Service Not Guilty

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Taiwan's music industry has lost a landmark ruling against a local peer-to-peer site. Taiwan's music industry has lost a landmark ruling against a local peer-to-peer site. In the first case of its kind to be decided in Taiwan, the Shihli ...

  18. Taiwan Court Finds P2P Service Not Guilty

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Taiwan's music industry has lost a landmark ruling against a local peer-to-peer site. Taiwan's music industry has lost a landmark ruling against a local peer-to-peer site. In the first case of its kind to be decided in Taiwan, the Shihli ...

  19. RIAA Files 784 'John Doe' Suits

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Major record labels yesterday (June 29) filed a further 784 copyright infringement lawsuits against "John Doe" file-sharers. At the same time, the Recording Industry Assn. of America continues its cou Major record labels yesterday (June ...

  20. RIAA Files 784 'John Doe' Suits

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Major record labels yesterday (June 29) filed a further 784 copyright infringement lawsuits against "John Doe" file-sharers. At the same time, the Recording Industry Assn. of America continues its cou Major record labels yesterday (June ...

  21. Sony BMG, Mashboxx Enter Pact

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music giant Sony BMG has finalized its deal with the legal file-sharing network Mashboxx, two days after a U.S. court dealt a blow to Mashboxx's unauthorized rivals such as Grokster. Music giant Sony BMG has finalized its deal with the legal ...

  22. Case Summary: MGM Studios vs. Grokster

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As expected by many entertainment industry lawyers, the Supreme Court's opinion released June 27 in the MGM Studio vs. Grokster case focused on the activities of the peer-to-peer operators rather than As expected by many entertainment industr ...

  23. Report: One Record In Three Is Fake

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A total of 1.2 billion pirated music discs were sold in 2004, accounting for 34% of all discs sold worldwide, according to a report unveiled June 23 by the International Federation of the Phonographic LONDON -- A total of 1.2 billion pirated music ...

  24. Grokster: Tech Companies Respond

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Concerns about innovation abound. Filetrading companies were less than thrilled with today's Supreme Court (June 27) ruling against fellow P2P company Grokster. But they weren't alone in expressing concern about how the decision may chal ...

  25. Grokster: International Music Industry Salutes Decision

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT IFPI welcomes 'landmark' ruling. Music industry trade groups outside the U.S. have welcomed today’s Supreme Court decision regarding file-sharing service Grokster. John Kennedy, chairman and CEO of the International Federation of the Pho ...

  26. Grokster: P2P Operators' Actions Were Key To Decision

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Justices leave room for development of new technologies. As expected by many entertainment industry lawyers, the Supreme Court’s opinion released June 27 in the MGM Studio vs. Grokster case focused on the activities of the peer-to-peer operators r ...

  27. GROKSTER COVERAGE: Official Responses

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Trade groups, Congressional leaders and other interested parties offer early responses. Bo Andersen, president of the Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA) "VSDA is gratified that the Supreme Court has cleared the way for those who intent ...

  28. Grokster: Syllabus of Court Opinion

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Syllabus of the Supreme Court Opinion. (Bench Opinion) OCTOBER TERM, 2004 1 Syllabus NOTE: Where it is feasible, a syllabus (headnote) will be released, as is being done in connection with this case, at the time the opinion is issued. The syllabus ...

  29. U.S. Delivers Blunt Message On Piracy

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The United States has told Russia and China that they must step up enforcement against rampant piracy of intellectual property -- or face serious trade penalties. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The United States has told Russia and China that they must step ...

  30. U.S. Delivers Blunt Message On Piracy

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Targets Russia, China. The United States has told Russia and China that they must step up enforcement against rampant piracy of intellectual property -- or face serious trade penalties. The mounting frustration over the $4 billion in annual losses ...

  31. Survey: P2P Still A Problem In Europe

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Unauthorized peer-to-peer file-sharing activity remains high in Western Europe despite the music industry's use of litigation to clamp down on the practice, according to new research. Unauthorized peer-to-peer file-sharing activity remains hi ...

  32. Senators Introduce Bootlegging Bill

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bootleggers trafficking unauthorized sound recordings and copyrighted works can expect fines up to $2 million and jail terms of up to 10 years if Congress passes the "Protecting American Goods and Ser WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Bootleggers trafficki ...

  33. Senators Introduce Bootlegging Bill

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bootleggers trafficking unauthorized sound recordings and other copyrighted works can expect fines up to $2 million and jail terms of up to 10 years if Congress passes the "Protecting American Goods a Bootleggers trafficking unauthorized soun ...

  34. Industry Lauds Pakistan's Anti-Piracy Efforts

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and its film and software trade counterparts have welcomed the Pakistan government's renewed efforts to contain its severe copyright piracy le LONDON -- The International Federation of ...

  35. MIPI Appoints New Chief

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigations unit has appointed Michael Kerin as its new GM, effective May 23. Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigations unit has appointed Michael Kerin as its new GM, effective May 23. For the ...

  36. NYPD Raids Storage Facility In Manhattan

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Nine arrests made, 60,000 discs seized. The New York Police Department executed search warrants at an upper Manhattan storage facility today (May 20), seizing more than 25,000 counterfeit CD-Rs and 35,000 counterfeit DVDs. Nine individuals were ar ...

  37. NYPD Raids Storage Facility In Manhattan

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Nine arrests made, 60,000 discs seized. The New York Police Department executed search warrants at an upper Manhattan storage facility today (May 20), seizing more than 25,000 counterfeit CD-Rs and 35,000 counterfeit DVDs. Nine individuals were ar ...

  38. Industry Lauds Pakistan Anti-Piracy Efforts

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI and its film and software trade counterparts have welcomed the Pakistan government's renewed efforts to contain its severe copyright piracy levels. The IFPI and its film and software trade counterparts have welcomed the Pakistan gove ...

  39. Industry Lauds Pakistan Anti-Piracy Efforts

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Reforms pave way for IP support. The IFPI and its film and software trade counterparts have welcomed the Pakistan government's renewed efforts to contain its severe copyright piracy levels. The London-based labels trade body, together with th ...

  40. Kerin Appointed MIPI Chief

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigations unit has appointed Michael Kerin as its new GM, with effect from May 23. He succeeds Michael Speck, who departed as GM of the anti-piracy body in Apri Australia's Music Industry Piracy Inv ...

  41. Kerin Appointed MIPI Chief

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigations unit has appointed Michael Kerin as its new GM, with effect from May 23. He succeeds Michael Speck, who departed as GM of the anti-piracy body in Apri Australia's Music Industry Piracy Inv ...

  42. House Leaders Want Pirate Nations Challenged

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Point out China and Russia as violators. In two back-to-back hearings May 17, House lawmakers called on the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to go to the mat with pirate nations China and Russia over lax copyright protection and enforcement. Witne ...

  43. Latest MPAA Suits Target TV Pirates

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The major motion picture studios on May 12 filed copyright infringement lawsuits against six popular BitTorrent Web sites, targeting those that specialized on pirating small-screen fare. The Motion Pi WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- T ...

  44. Case Summary: DMCA Subpoenas

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Industry Assn. of America in 2003 served subpoenas on two universities, seeking the identities of two individuals who were downloading unauthorized music files. The universities provided The Recording Industry Assn. of America in 200 ...

  45. USTR Places 14 Countries On Piracy Priority Watch List

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The nation's top trade negotiator pushed China to do more to prevent copyright piracy and sent a warning to Russia that its behavior toward pirates needs to change, but his efforts fell far short of t WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) ...

  46. Court Rejects RIAA Subpoenas

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Identities of students don't have to be revealed. A federal magistrate has ruled that two North Carolina universities do not have to reveal the identities of two students accused to sharing copyrighted music on the Internet. The music industr ...

  47. IFPI Files P2P Suits In 11 Countries

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and national trade groups have launched legal cases against 963 individuals in 10 European countries and Japan, alleging that the defendants d LONDON -- The International Federation of the ...

  48. IFPI Files Round Of P2P Suits In 11 Countries

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI and national trade groups have launched legal cases against 963 individuals in 10 European countries and Japan, alleging that the defendants downloaded or uploaded illegal music files from th The IFPI and national trade groups have launch ...

  49. IFPI Files Round Of P2P Suits In 11 Countries

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI and national trade groups have launched legal cases against 963 individuals in 10 European countries and Japan, alleging that the defendants downloaded or uploaded illegal music files from th The IFPI and national trade groups have launch ...

  50. Spanish Gov't Unveils Anti-Piracy Plan

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Spanish culture minister Carmen Calvo presented on April 8 the country's first national anti-piracy plan, aimed at preparing tougher legislation to stamp out the trade in illicit CDs and digital files MADRID -- Spanish culture minister Carmen ...

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