Copyright law

  1. IFPI Enhances Its Anti-Piracy Site

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Pro-music.org, the international recorded music industry's anti-piracy Web site, celebrates its first year today with the launch of what is billed as the first comprehensive directory of authorized mu Pro-music.org, the international recorded ...

  2. IFPI Enhances Its Anti-Piracy Site

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Pro-music.org, the international recorded music industry's anti-piracy Web site, celebrates its first year today with the launch of what is billed as the first comprehensive directory of authorized mu Pro-music.org, the international recorded ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Loudeye Touts 'Spoofing' Technology

    May 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Loudeye Corp. says its newly acquired Overpeer anti-piracy unit can guarantee 99% effectiveness in preventing the sharing of digital-media files across peer-to-peer networks. Loudeye Corp. says its newly acquired Overpeer anti-piracy unit can guar ...

  6. Italian Senate Adopts Harsher Piracy Penalties

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A new decree adopted by the Italian Senate last week will introduce tougher penalties for illegal file-sharers. The Decreto Urbani (Urbani Decree) on illegal file-sharing, named after its sponsor--cul MILAN--A new decree adopted by the Italian Sen ...

  7. Italian Senate Passes Urbani Decree

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Italian Senate yesterday approved the Decreto Urbani (Urbani Decree) on illegal file-sharing. In the Senate vote, the decree was supported by the parties in Silvio Berlusconi's government coalitio The Italian Senate yesterday approved the ...

  8. IRMA Backs New Irish Online Music Club

    May 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ireland's leading Internet service provider Eircom Net has launched the country's first online music store. Ireland's leading Internet service provider Eircom Net has launched the country's first online music store. More than 8 ...

  9. IRMA Backs New Irish Online Music Club

    May 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ireland's leading Internet service provider Eircom Net has launched the country's first online music store. Ireland's leading Internet service provider Eircom Net has launched the country's first online music store. More than 8 ...

  10. RIAA: Latin Piracy Seizures Up In 2003

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The music industry's efforts to tackle Latin music piracy are paying off. The music industry's efforts to tackle Latin music piracy are paying off. The RIAA today (May 11) released its physical-goods piracy roundup for 2003, revealing th ...

  11. Software Maker Added To Fair-Use Hearing

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Studios' Moore to testify to House panel. The founder of 321 Studios, which developed software that allows consumers to copy DVDs, has been added to the copyright House panel hearing set for tomorrow (May 12). The subcommittee will debate ...

  12. RIAA: Latin Piracy Seizures Up In 2003

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Year-on-year confiscations up 40%. The music industry's efforts to tackle Latin music piracy are paying off. The RIAA today (May 11) released its physical-goods piracy roundup for 2003, revealing that its new beefed-up initiatives resulted in ...

  13. Software Maker Added To Fair-Use Hearing

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Studios' Moore to testify to House panel. The founder of 321 Studios, which developed software that allows consumers to copy DVDs, has been added to the copyright House panel hearing set for tomorrow (May 12). The subcommittee will debate ...

  14. House Hearing To Discuss Fair-Use Bill

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT There'll be little neutral ground at a House panel hearing Wednesday (May 12) to discuss a bill that would broaden consumer fair-use rights. There'll be little neutral ground at a House panel hearing Wednesday (May 12) to discuss a bill ...

  15. Italian Govt Modifies Urbani Decree

    April 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Italian government has modified its "Decreto Urbani" (Urbani Decree), which would have lifted most legal impediments to illegal file-sharing of copyrighted music content. The Italian government has modified its "Decreto Urbani&q ...

  16. Illinois Man Pleads Guilty to Film Piracy

    April 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT An Illinois man pleaded guilty yesterday (April 12) to one count of copyright infringement for pirating Oscar screener copies of about 200 films including "Kill Bill: Vol. 1" and "Seabiscuit." An Illinois man pleaded guilty yes ...

  17. BT Enters Battle Vs. Digital Piracy

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.K. telecoms group to debut DRM offerings. U.K. telecoms group to debut DRM offerings. News ...

  18. BT Enters Battle Vs. Digital Piracy

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British telecommunications giant BT Group has launched a new software business to protect music, movies and photographs from digital piracy. British telecommunications giant BT Group has launched a new software business to protect music, movies an ...

  19. BT Enters Battle Vs. Digital Piracy

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British telecommunications giant BT Group has launched a new software business to protect music, movies and photographs from digital piracy. British telecommunications giant BT Group has launched a new software business to protect music, movies an ...

  20. ASCAP Signs On To FastTrack Alliance

    March 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST ASCAP has joined the FastTrack international alliance of performing rights groups. FastTrack operates a digital network of copyrights, with the aim of facilitating international licensing and royalty ASCAP has joined the FastTrack international al ...

  21. NZ Seen Authorizing CD-Copying

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST The New Zealand government plans to change the country's copyright laws to authorize private copying. MELBOURNE--The New Zealand government plans to change the country's copyright laws to authorize private copying. If introduced, the ame ...

  22. Live Aid Video Rights To Be Auctioned

    March 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Move follows sale of bootlegs on Internet. Move follows sale of bootlegs on Internet. News ...

  23. New York Court Stops 321 Studios

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Software company 321 Studios has been ordered by another court to stop selling products that directly aid consumers in making copies of DVDs. Software company 321 Studios has been ordered by another court to stop selling products that directly aid ...

  24. Film Groups Win Another Round In DVD Descrambling Case

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in California reversed a 1999 injunction against California resident Andrew Bunner that had prohibited him from posting DVD decryption codes on the Internet. LOS ANGELES--The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cal ...

  25. Clear Channel Yanks Howard Stern Off Six Channels

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST <ul><li> Victims' Relief Aid Fund Proposed In Wake Of R.I. Nightclub Deaths</li> <li> Calif. Sen. Backs Proposed New Internet Piracy Bill</li> <li> South By Southwest Conference Panels Offer CLE Credi Clear ...

  26. FBI, RIAA Create Anti-Piracy Seal

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST The FBI and the RIAA have cooperated on a government-sanctioned anti-piracy seal intended to be voluntarily applied to copyrighted music products by labels. The seal, akin to the FBI warning screen sh The FBI and the RIAA have cooperated on a gove ...

  27. FBI, RIAA Create Anti-Piracy Seal

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST The FBI and the RIAA have cooperated on a government-sanctioned anti-piracy seal intended to be voluntarily applied to copyrighted music products by labels. The seal, akin to the FBI warning screen sh The FBI and the RIAA have cooperated on a gove ...

  28. Balance Act-HR1006

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Balance Act, Introduced in the House of Representatives in March 2003, addresses consumers the ability to enjoy legally purchased digital copies of music, movies and books. http://www.vnuemedia.com/digitalmall/store/product_view.jsp?product_id ...

  29. The Digital Media Consumers' Right Act

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bill to protect fair-use rights of users of copyrighted materials and allows consumers of digital media to make personal copies for their personal convenience. http://www.vnuemedia.com/digitalmall/store/product_view.jsp?product_id=16520&catego ...

  30. Consumers, Schools, and Libraries Digital Rights Management Awareness Act

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST A bill about awareness of digital rights management technologies included in the digital media products they purchase. http://www.vnuemedia.com/digitalmall/store/product_view.jsp?product_id=16524&category_name=Entertainment News ...

  31. Sony On Board Aussie Destra Download Service

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Music Australia has become the third key label -- and second major -- to sign-up for digital rights management (DRM) provider Destra Corporation's online music store. The pact will see Destra sel Sony Music Australia has become the third ...

  32. RIAA Targets Retailers With Legal Demands

    February 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST The RIAA announced today (Feb. 18) that it has sent legal demands to nearly 30 U.S. retail businesses it claims are selling illegal CDs and music DVDs, offering them a chance to settle claims or face The RIAA announced today (Feb. 18) that it has ...

  33. RIAA Targets Retailers With Legal Demands

    February 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST The RIAA announced today (Feb. 18) that it has sent legal demands to nearly 30 U.S. retail businesses it claims are selling illegal CDs and music DVDs, offering them a chance to settle claims or face The RIAA announced today (Feb. 18) that it has ...

  34. Man Pleads Innocent In Oscar-Screener Case

    February 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST A man accused of helping to illegally post movies for Oscar screeners on the Internet has pleaded innocent to federal charges. A man accused of helping to illegally post movies for Oscar screeners on the Internet has pleaded innocent to federal ch ...

  35. Man Pleads Innocent In Oscar-Screener Case

    February 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST A man accused of helping to illegally post movies for Oscar screeners on the Internet has pleaded innocent to federal charges. A man accused of helping to illegally post movies for Oscar screeners on the Internet has pleaded innocent to federal ch ...

  36. French Shop Owner Convicted In Piracy Case

    February 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST The owner of a shop in Toulouse, France, was convicted on Feb. 10 for producing illegal copies of sound recordings with CD-R equipment. LONDON--The owner of a shop in Toulouse, France, was convicted on Feb. 10 for producing illegal copies of sound ...

  37. Warner Bros., Sony Sue Screener-Sharer

    January 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Actor Carmine Caridi has been sued by Warner Bros. and Sony for copyright infringement. Caridi, whose Oscar screener tapes were allegedly posted on the Internet illegally by friend and film buff Russe Actor Carmine Caridi has been sued by Warner B ...

  38. RIAA Settles With Vinyl Pressing Plant

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST The RIAA on Friday said it has reached a $200,000 settlement with Nashville-based vinyl manufacturer United Record Pressing. According to the trade group, United was pressing unauthorized recordings f The RIAA on Friday said it has reached a $200, ...

  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 ...

  42. RIAA: Suits Will Continue Despite Verizon Court Win

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST The RIAA expressed disappointment Friday after a federal appeals court ruled that the trade group has no authority to compel Internet service providers to turn over the identities of subscribers who u The RIAA expressed disappointment Friday after ...

  43. Appeals Court Ruling Nixes RIAA Subpoena Rights

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST A federal appeals court ruled today that the RIAA has no authority to compel Internet service providers to turn over the identities of their subscribers who use peer-to-peer file-sharing services and A federal appeals court ruled today that the RI ...

  44. Appeals Court Ruling Nixes RIAA Subpoena Rights

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST A federal appeals court ruled today that the RIAA has no authority to compel Internet service providers to turn over the identities of their subscribers who use peer-to-peer file-sharing services and A federal appeals court ruled today that the RI ...

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