Copyright law

  1. Oz Group Fighting Pirates On Auction Sites

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) said Nov. 18 that it is cracking down on pirates who sell illegal copies of movies on Internet auction sites. SYDNEY (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Australian Federation Against Copyright ...

  2. MPAA Launches Lawsuits Against P2P Pirates

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST The MPAA today (Nov. 16) began suing people who it alleges are illegally downloading motion pictures off peer-to-peer networks, a tactic the movie industry hopes will protect it from the rampant pirac The MPAA today (Nov. 16) began suing people wh ...

  3. Movie Studios To Begin Suing File-sharers Nov. 16

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Movie studios will begin filing lawsuits against individual movie file-sharers on Nov. 16, the Motion Picture Assn. of America announced. LOS ANGELES -- Movie studios will begin filing lawsuits against individual movie file-sharers on Nov. 16, the ...

  4. Update: MPAA Lawsuits To Begin Nov. 16

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Motion Picture Assn. of America (MPAA) will begin filing lawsuits against individual movie file-sharers on Nov. 16. The Motion Picture Assn. of America (MPAA) will begin filing lawsuits against individual movie file-sharers on Nov. 16. The civ ...

  5. Update: MPAA Lawsuits To Begin Nov. 16

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Motion Picture Assn. of America (MPAA) will begin filing lawsuits against individual movie file-sharers on Nov. 16. The Motion Picture Assn. of America (MPAA) will begin filing lawsuits against individual movie file-sharers on Nov. 16. The civ ...

  6. LAPD Seizes Mobile DVD Lab

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Los Angeles police seized 22,500 pirated DVDs and two customized vans, one serving as a mobile DVD burning lab and the other as a mobile pirate-DVD store, the Motion Picture Assn. of American said Oct NEW YORK -- Los Angeles police seized 22,500 p ...

  7. LAPD Seizes Mobile DVD Lab

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles police seized 22,500 pirated DVDs and two customized vans, one serving as a mobile DVD burning lab and the other as a mobile pirate-DVD store, the Motion Picture Assn. of American said tod Los Angeles police seized 22,500 pirated DVDs ...

  8. LAPD Seizes Mobile DVD Lab

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles police seized 22,500 pirated DVDs and two customized vans, one serving as a mobile DVD burning lab and the other as a mobile pirate-DVD store, the Motion Picture Assn. of American said tod Los Angeles police seized 22,500 pirated DVDs ...

  9. Labels, Puretunes Settlement Reached

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The major labels have reached a $10 million agreement to settle their copyright-infringement lawsuit against owners and operators of the Puretunes.com Web site, the RIAA announced today (Oct. 25). NEW YORK -- The major labels have reached a $10 mi ...

  10. ASCAP, Radio Stations Reach $1.7B Deal

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In what is being touted as the largest single licensing deal in radio history, ASCAP and the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) announced Oct. 18 a $1.7 billion agreement covering commercial radio s NEW YORK -- In what is being touted as the lar ...

  11. ASCAP, Radio Stations Reach $1.7B Deal

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Agreement covers licenses for broadcasts, simulcasts. In what is being touted as the largest single licensing deal in radio history, ASCAP and the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) announced today (Oct. 18) a $1.7 billion agreement covering com ...

  12. ASCAP, TV Stations Come To Terms

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP and local U.S. television stations have reached a performance royalty agreement that covers an unprecedented 11-year period. NEW YORK -- ASCAP and local U.S. television stations have reached a performance royalty agreement that covers an unp ...

  13. ASCAP, T.V. Stations Come To Terms

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP and local U.S. television stations have reached a performance royalty agreement that covers an unprecedented 11-year period. ASCAP and local U.S. television stations have reached a performance royalty agreement that covers an unprecedented 1 ...

  14. ASCAP, TV Stations Come To Terms

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP and local U.S. television stations have reached a performance royalty agreement that covers an unprecedented 11-year period. ASCAP and local U.S. television stations have reached a performance royalty agreement that covers an unprecedented 1 ...

  15. France, U.K. To Unveil Anti-Piracy Initiatives

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI, British Phonographic Industry and French industry bodies SNEP and SCPP are expected to announce tomorrow (Oct. 7) "further measures in the fight against Internet piracy." The IFPI, British Phonographic Industry and French indus ...

  16. New York Court Strikes Down Anti-Bootlegging Criminal Statute

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bootleg recordings of live concerts may no longer be a federal crime in New York City, at least if one judge's opinion is upheld. NEW YORK -- Bootleg recordings of live concerts may no longer be a federal crime in New York City, at least if o ...

  17. New York Court Strikes Down Bootleg Statute

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Making and selling bootleg recordings of live concerts may no longer be a federal crime in New York City, at least if one judge's opinion is upheld. Making and selling bootleg recordings of live concerts may no longer be a federal crime in Ne ...

  18. German Police Nab Download-Service Operators

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT German authorities have cracked down on what is believed to be Europe's largest illegal commercial downloading service, which has been selling films, music and software. LONDON -- German authorities have cracked down on what is believed to be ...

  19. Case Analysis: Sixth Circuit's "Substantial Similarity" Test for Copyright Infringement

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Prior to 2003, federal courts in the Sixth Circuit, which encompasses Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee, had not formally adopted a specific test or approach for determining "substantial similari Prior to 2003, federal courts in the Sixt ...

  20. Fnacmusic Set To Launch In France

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Retailer at odds with some labels over DRM. Retailer at odds with some labels over DRM. News ...

  21. Case Analysis: Samples & Copyright Infringement

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT On Sept. 7, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Nashville held that a two-second sample infringed the sound recordings copyright. The three-judge panel in Bridgeport Music Inc. et al. v On Sept. 7, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the ...

  22. Tech Firms Announce Video Anti-Piracy Technology

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT NDS, STMicroelectronics and Thomson said today (Sept. 10) they will develop new encryption technology to foil video piracy, a $3.5 billion problem for broadcasters and movie studios. NDS, STMicroelectronics and Thomson said today (Sept. 10) they w ...

  23. AMPAS Offers DVD Players For Encrypted Screeners

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Many studios remain skeptical about the practicality of the new approach to distributing screeners, and none would publicly acknowledge that they plan to manufacture encrypted DVDs using the technolog (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Academy of Mot ...

  24. Labels Are Shifting Control Of The Music Industry To Online Music Services

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT He who holds the digital keys to music today controls the music industry tomorrow. Record labels and music publishers are enabling a new class of competitors by allowing online music services to contr Andrew Donoho is a Web Theorist for a major IT ...

  25. Justice Dept. Raids Net Song Swappers

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The record industry's anti-piracy czar has given a thumbs-up to Operation Digital Gridlock, the Justice Department's attempt to snare individuals who illegally distribute copyrighted material on peer- WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The record indus ...

  26. Justice Dep't Raids Net Song Swappers

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The record industry's anti-piracy czar has given a thumbs up to the Department of Justice's Operation Digital Gridlock, the federal government's attempt to snare individuals who illegally distribute c The record industry's anti ...

  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. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Labels Are Shifting Control Of The Music Industry To Online Music Services

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT He who holds the digital keys to music today controls the music industry tomorrow. Record labels and music publishers are enabling a new class of competitors by allowing online music services to contr Andrew Donoho is a Web Theorist for a major IT ...

  31. Aussie Indies Reject Push For Blank-Media Levy

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australia's Assn. of Independent Records Labels (AIR) has rejected calls for the implementation of a blank-media tax, which could be used as blanket compensation for copyright owners whose works are b Australia's Assn. of Independent Rec ...

  32. Case Analysis Of Sony Music Entertainment v. Does 1 - 40

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT On July 26, 2004, judge Denny Chin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York issued an opinion in the RIAA case filed by 17 record companies against 40 unidentified Doe defendan On July 26, 2004, judge Denny Chin of the U.S. ...

  33. IFPI Report: Global Music Piracy Cost $4.5 Bil. In 2003

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT More than one in three physical recordings sold in the world is a pirate product, and an estimated 1.1 billion pirated optical discs were sold in the world last year. LONDON -- More than one in three physical recordings sold in the world is a pira ...

  34. On-Site Live Discs To Debut Down Under

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sydney-based Smash Touring is to become the first Australian touring company to offer authorized bootlegs of concerts. Sydney-based Smash Touring is to become the first Australian touring company to offer authorized bootlegs of concerts. A trial o ...

  35. On-Site Live Discs To Debut Down Under

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sydney-based Smash Touring is to become the first Australian touring company to offer authorized bootlegs of concerts. Sydney-based Smash Touring is to become the first Australian touring company to offer authorized bootlegs of concerts. A trial o ...

  36. Australia Ups Support For Personal Copying

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Australian music industry and Parliament are increasing their support for proposed changes to the copyright law that would introduce a levy on blank recording media. SYDNEY -- The Australian music industry and Parliament are increasing their s ...

  37. Dublin Seminar Tackles Global Piracy

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With international pirates becoming increasingly sophisticated, law enforcement agencies, governments and intellectual-property rights owners must step up their efforts and their cooperation to succes LONDON -- With international pirates becoming ...

  38. Picture This

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warner Home Video decides to ban DVD screeners for retailers after the investingating the effectiveness of other studios' screener policies. Read Jill Kipnis' column. Warner Home Video decides to ban DVD screeners for retailers after the ...

  39. Study: Global Entertainment Biz To Hit $1.67 Trillion In 2008

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The global entertainment and media industries generated revenues of $1.23 trillion in 2003, and that figure is expected to grow to $1.67 trillion by 2008, according to a new study issued by PriceWater Study: Global Entertainment Biz To Hit $1.67 T ...

  40. Anti-Piracy Conference Addresses Int'l Concerns

    July 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT International cooperation and widespread government action is the only way to curve worldwide piracy, delegates attending a recent World Anti-Piracy Enforcement Conference were told. International cooperation and widespread government action is th ...

  41. Anti-Piracy Conference Addresses Int'l Concerns

    July 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT International cooperation and widespread government action is the only way to curve worldwide piracy, delegates attending a recent World Anti-Piracy Enforcement Conference were told. International cooperation and widespread government action is th ...

  42. Warner Home Video Nixes DVD Screeners

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warner Home Video (WHV) says it will no longer distribute DVD screeners to retailers, in a move meant to combat movie piracy. Warner Home Video (WHV) says it will no longer distribute DVD screeners to retailers, in a move meant to combat movie pir ...

  43. IFPI Calls For Tighter Rights Protection

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI on Wednesday (June 23) appealed to the European Union to set tighter copyright protection rules to curb soaring piracy. The IFPI on Wednesday (June 23) appealed to the European Union to set tighter copyright protection rules to curb soari ...

  44. UPDATE: Hatch Introduces Induce Act

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bill would allow artists and labels to sue P2P firms. Bill would allow artists and labels to sue P2P firms. News ...

  45. MPAA Kicks Off Anti-Camcording Program

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Initiative rewards theater employees. The Motion Picture Assn. of America (MPAA) and the National Assn. of Theatre Owners today (June 21) launched the Anti-Camcording Awards Program. The program encourages theater employees to look out for individ ...

  46. Euro Biz Seeks Easier Digital Licensing, Collection

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Retailers, digital media companies and consumer electronics manufacturers are urging the European Commission to cut the bureaucracy on collective rights management in Europe's emerging digital media m Retailers, digital media companies and co ...

  47. Interpol Links Piracy To Terrorism Funding

    June 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Report shows IP crimes aid terror groups worldwide. There is new evidence that terrorist organizations around the world are getting at least some of their funding from the sale of illegally copied intellectual property, including pirated DVDs and ...

  48. Interpol Links Piracy To Terrorism Funding

    June 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Report shows IP crimes aid terror groups worldwide. There is new evidence that terrorist organizations around the world are getting at least some of their funding from the sale of illegally copied intellectual property, including pirated DVDs and ...

  49. Blanket License For File Sharing: Easier Said Than Done

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Despite all of the efforts by the record industry -- including educational initiatives, Congressional lobbying and lawsuits -- illegal file sharing of copyrighted music continues to thrive and poses a Despite all of the efforts by the record indus ...

  50. 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 ...

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