Copyright

  1. British Music Biz Wants More From U.S.

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Industry organizations representing the whole spectrum of the music sector are urging U.S. authorities to "ensure that creators and performers are given a fair deal." LONDON -- Industry organizations representing the whole spectrum of th ...

  2. British United Front Takes On U.S.

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Industry organizations representing the whole spectrum of the music sector are urging U.S. authorities to "ensure that creators and performers are given a fair deal." Industry organizations representing the whole spectrum of the music se ...

  3. British United Front Takes On U.S.

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Industry organizations representing the whole spectrum of the music sector are urging U.S. authorities to "ensure that creators and performers are given a fair deal." Industry organizations representing the whole spectrum of the music se ...

  4. Gov't, College Users Cited In MP3s4free Case

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Computer users at U.S. and Australian government agencies and universities were among the visitors to MP3s4free.net, which is at the center of an Australian court case on music copyright infringement, SYDNEY -- Computer users at U.S. and Australia ...

  5. Germany's GEMA Names Heker As Chairman

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Copyright law expert succeeds Kreile. Copyright law expert succeeds Kreile. News ...

  6. Gov't, College Users Cited In MP3s4free Case

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Computer users at U.S. and Australian government agencies and universities were among the visitors to MP3s4free.net, which is at the center of an Australian court case on music copyright infringement, Computer users at U.S. and Australian governme ...

  7. Gov't, College Users Cited In MP3s4free Case

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Computer users at U.S. and Australian government agencies and universities were among the visitors to MP3s4free.net, which is at the center of an Australian court case on music copyright infringement, Computer users at U.S. and Australian governme ...

  8. Gov't, College Users Cited In MP3s4free Case

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Computer users at U.S. and Australian government agencies and universities were among the visitors to MP3s4free.net, which is at the center of an Australian court case on music copyright infringement, Computer users at U.S. and Australian governme ...

  9. Israelite New NMPA President

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music publishers have reached inside the Bush administration to tap one of the most influential advocates on Capitol Hill for their team. NEW YORK -- Music publishers have reached inside the Bush administration to tap one of the most influential a ...

  10. Senate OKs Family Entertainment Act

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST In a surprisingly swift action, the Senate Feb. 1 passed the Family Entertainment and Copyright Act. It now goes to the House, where there is a companion bill, for expected quick approval. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In a surprisingly swift action, the Se ...

  11. Senate Passes Family Entertainment Act

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Bill penalizes copyright infringers. Bill penalizes copyright infringers. News ...

  12. Senate Passes Family Entertainment Act

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Bill penalizes copyright infringers. In a surprisingly swift action, the Senate yesterday (Feb. 1) passed the Family Entertainment and Copyright Act. It now goes to the House, where there is a companion bill, for expected quick approval. The bills ...

  13. Copyright

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST This Week's Story: Copyright Office seeks comments This Week's Story: Copyright Office Examining 'Orphan Works' By Susan Butler NEW YORK -- The U.S. Copyright Office is seeking comments on whether there are compelling concerns ...

  14. Behind the Deal: The State of the Music Industry - An Interview with Michael Sukin

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST As 2004 came to a close, <I>Billboard</I> sat down with a dozen lawyers to discuss the state of the music industry. Their work in connection with the industry varies. For example, Attorney General Joh As 2004 came to a close, Billboard ...

  15. Norway Court Upholds Napster Conviction

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Student ordered to pay $15,900. OSLO, Norway (AP) -- Norway's supreme court ruled Thursday (Jan. 28) that a student whose Napster.no homepage was linked to free Internet music files must compensate the music industry. The country's highe ...

  16. Gov't, Biz Groups File Amicus Briefs In Grokster Case

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Congressmen seek to clarify P2P rules. The Department of Justice is weighing in with the most powerful Republican and Democratic copyright champions in Congress by filing amicus briefs in the MGM Studios v. Grokster Ltd. case pending before the U. ...

  17. ASCAP Sues Un-Licensed Businesses

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rights body files 24 infringement suits. ASCAP continued its enforement efforts by filing 24 separate copyright-infringement lawsuits yesterday (Jan. 22) against nightclubs, bars and restaurants in 15 states and the District of Columbia. The venue ...

  18. Gov't, Biz Groups File Amicus Briefs In Grokster Case

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Congressmen seek to clarify P2P rules. The Department of Justice is weighing in with the most powerful Republican and Democratic copyright champions in Congress by filing amicus briefs in the MGM Studios v. Grokster Ltd. case pending before the U. ...

  19. Kobalt Inks Admin Pacts, Updates Royalties Tool

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pubbery considering IPO. Independent British music publishing firm Kobalt Music Group has inked a flurry of administration deals and rolled out the next phase of its royalty collection infrastructure. The London-based firm has sealed deals to hand ...

  20. Court Convicts Two File-Sharers

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Department of Justice's "Operation Gridlock" anti-piracy initiative, announced last August, yielded its first major results Jan. 15 with felony convictions against two individuals for illegal WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. De ...

  21. Notable News

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST What does copyright protection mean to copyright owners? It means the right to say no. This right is the bargaining chip that turns songs into assets and music publishing into a multibillion-dollar bu What does copyright protection mean to copyrig ...

  22. SoundExchange To Distribute Webcast Royalties

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Court rejects appeals by broadcasters, content owners. SoundExchange, the label/artist collection and distribution group, can now distribute $11 million in initial Webcast royalties from Oct. 28, 1998 through Dec. 31, 2004, now that the U.S. Court ...

  23. SoundExchange To Distribute Webcast Royalties

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Court rejects appeals by broadcasters, content owners. SoundExchange, the label/artist collection and distribution group, can now distribute $11 million in initial Webcast royalties from Oct. 28, 1998 through Dec. 31, 2004, now that the U.S. Court ...

  24. Justice Dep't Convicts Two File-Sharers

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Department of Justice's "Operation Gridlock" anti-piracy initiative, announced last August, yielded its first major results Jan. 15 with felony convictions against two individuals for illega The U.S. Department of Justice&# ...

  25. Canadian Group To Appeal iPod Tax Ruling

    January 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Canadian Private Copying Collective announced yesterday (Jan. 13) that it will seek to appeal a Canadian <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1 The Canadian Private Copying Collectiv ...

  26. Canadian Group To Appeal iPod Tax Ruling

    January 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Canadian Private Copying Collective announced yesterday (Jan. 13) that it will seek to appeal a Canadian <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1 The Canadian Private Copying Collectiv ...

  27. China Toughens Stance On Intellectual Property

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST China promised on Dec. 21 to get tougher on copyright and patent violations, a long-awaited move that may ease U.S. concerns over rampant piracy believed to cost foreign businesses billions of dollars BEIJING (Reuters) -- China promised on Dec. 21 ...

  28. Legal Matters

    January 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Although copyright issues remain top of mind, industry lawyers are optimistic about business in 2005. Read Susan Butler's column. Although copyright issues remain top of mind, industry lawyers are optimistic about business in 2005. Read Susan ...

  29. Sony/ATV To Administer KMG Catalog

    January 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Deal includes 2,000 country/pop copyrights. Deal includes 2,000 country/pop copyrights. News ...

  30. Copyright Law Needs Update For Digital Era

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Last month, at <i>Billboard</i>'s inaugural Digital Entertainment Conference in Los Angeles, senior executives of several online music services answered one critical question with surprising unanimity Jonathan Potter is executive ...

  31. Canadian Court Nixes "iPod" Tax

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Canada's Federal Court of Appeal in Toronto ruled Dec. 16 that the application of a private copying levy to digital audio recorders, such as the iPod, is invalid. The court held that the Canadian Copy TORONTO -- Canada's Federal Court of ...

  32. Czech Amendment Threatens Performance Royalties From Hotels

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST A proposed amendment to the Czech Republic's Copyright Act concerning music performances in hotels has angered collecting societies, which fear substantial revenue losses. PRAGUE -- A proposed amendment to the Czech Republic's Copyright ...

  33. French Court Prohibits Exchanging Physical Copies Of Movies

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Two French individuals have received two-month suspended sentences and fines of &#8364;20,000 ($26,492) for exchanging physical copies of films. PARIS -- Two French individuals have received two-month suspended sentences and fines of €20,000 ( ...

  34. Further Delays For French Copyright Bill

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST The French government has announced that the law adapting the European Union's Copyright Directive will be discussed by the parliament at the beginning of 2005, but no specific date has been set. LONDON -- The French government has announced ...

  35. Court To Reconsider Sampling Case

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST The federal judges who held that an unauthorized two-second sample of a sound recording is enough to infringe a copyright agreed Dec. 20 to take a second look at their decision. NEW YORK -- The federal judges who held that an unauthorized two-seco ...

  36. Court To Reconsider Sampling Case

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST The federal judges who held that an unauthorized two-second sample of a sound recording is enough to infringe a copyright agreed today (Dec. 20) to take a second look at their decision. The federal judges who held that an unauthorized two-second s ...

  37. Canadian Court Nixes 'iPod' Tax

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Judge: Copyright Board had no jurisdiction. Judge: Copyright Board had no jurisdiction. News ...

  38. Canadian Court Nixes 'iPod' Tax

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Canada's Federal Court of Appeal in Toronto ruled yesterday (Dec. 16) that the application of a private copying levy to digital audio recorders, such as the iPod, is invalid. The court says that the C Canada's Federal Court of Appeal in ...

  39. Canadian Court Nixes 'iPod' Tax

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Judge: Copyright Board had no jurisdiction. Canada's Federal Court of Appeal in Toronto ruled yesterday (Dec. 16) that the application of a private copying levy to digital audio recorders, such as the iPod, is invalid. The court says that the ...

  40. Feds Raid D.C. Videogame Stores

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST A joint federal-agency task force on Dec. 1 raided three Pandora's Cube videogame and computer outlets in suburban Washington, D.C., shopping centers, with the authority to seize circumvention devices ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- A joint federal-a ...

  41. Latin Distributors Named in Copyright Lawsuits

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST UMG, Univision file separate complaints. UMG Recordings and Univision Music jointly filed two separate complaints yesterday (Dec. 9) in California against two Latin music distributors alleging copyright infringement. The first suit, which also nam ...

  42. Latin Distributors Named in Copyright Lawsuits

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST UMG Recordings and Univision Music jointly filed two separate complaints yesterday (Dec. 9) in California against two Latin music distributors alleging copyright infringement. UMG Recordings and Univision Music jointly filed two separate complaint ...

  43. Feds Raid D.C. Videogame Stores

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST A joint federal-agency task force on Dec. 1 raided three Pandora's Cube videogame and computer outlets in suburban Washington, D.C., shopping centers, with the authority to seize circumvention devices A joint federal-agency task force on Dec. ...

  44. The Digital Rights Bundle: Real Progress For Copyright Owners?

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST In April 2005, BMI will mark the 10th anniversary of the music industry's first license for the digital performance of music over the Internet. Del Bryant is president/CEO of BMI. In April 2005, BMI will mark the 10th anniversary of the music ...

  45. Snocap Unveils Operations

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fanning bows copyright management system. Fanning bows copyright management system. News ...

  46. Brit Schools To Address Music Copyright

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST British Music Rights, the lobbying body for U.K. authors and publishers, today (Nov. 30) unveiled an educational campaign in which secondary schools will teach lessons on music copyright. British Music Rights, the lobbying body for U.K. authors an ...

  47. Judge Awards $300,000 In Oscar Film Copy Case

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST A federal judge has awarded a $300,000 default judgment against a man for allowing copies to be made of two movies he received as part of Academy Award promotions, Warner Bros. said Nov. 23. LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -- A federal judge has awarded a $ ...

  48. Congress Passes CARP Reform Act

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Copyright Royalty and Distribution Reform Act of 2004, the only major piece of copyright legislation to emerge from the 108th Congress, is on its way to the White House for the President's signatu WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Copyright Royalty ...

  49. House Passes CARP Reform Act

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Copyright Royalty and Distribution Reform Act of 2004, the only major piece of copyright legislation to emerge from the 108th Congress, is on its way to the White House for the President's signatu The Copyright Royalty and Distribution Re ...

  50. Supreme Court Pressed On P2P Ruling

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Forty state attorneys general and international organizations representing copyright holders, educators, sports figures and other interests are voicing their concerns over file sharing to the U.S. Sup Forty state attorneys general and internationa ...

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