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  1. IFPI Reports Initial Success In P2P Litigation Cases

    June 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Euro consumers recognize illegality of file-sharing. The wave of online piracy lawsuits recently initiated in Europe by international industry trade body IFPI is yielding initial results. The London-based organization reports today (June 8) that s ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Italy Mulls Modifying Tough New Anti-Piracy Law

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Italian government has suggested that it could radically modify the Decreto Urbani (Urbani Decree) on copyright and file-sharing one week after it was placed on the statute books (ELW, May 31). MILAN -- The Italian government has suggested tha ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Aus DVD Pirate Gets 9 Months

    June 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT An Australian DVD pirate, Sydney Grant Prescott, has become the country's first national to be jailed for infringing copyright laws. The 53-year old was yesterday sentenced in Brisbane Magistrates Cou An Australian DVD pirate, Sydney Grant Pr ...

  6. Aus DVD Pirate Gets 9 Months

    June 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT An Australian DVD pirate, Sydney Grant Prescott, has become the country's first national to be jailed for infringing copyright laws. The 53-year old was yesterday sentenced in Brisbane Magistrates Cou An Australian DVD pirate, Sydney Grant Pr ...

  7. Italy Enacts Tough New Copyright Laws

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The enactment of Italy's "Decreto Urbani" (Urbani decree) on copyright was greeted by a hackers' revolt on May 24. The decree, named after its sponsor, culture minister Giuliano Urbani, imposes stiff MILAN -- The enactment of I ...

  8. Short Session Could Hold Up Industry Bills

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The second session of the 108th Congress will be a short one. The political imperatives of lawmakers require them to be back home much of the time during a presidential campaign year, and attendance a WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The second session of the ...

  9. Short Session Could Hold Up Industry Bills

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The second session of the 108th Congress will be a short one. Congress has only about three weeks left to wrap up its entire legislative calendar. This includes top priorities such as deliberations on Short Session Could Hold Up Industry Bills Hea ...

  10. Lamar Alexander Jumps On PIRATE Act

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., declared yesterday (May 26) that he will co-sponsor the pending "Protecting Intellectual Rights Against Theft and Expropriation Act of 2004" (PIRATE Act). Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., declared yesterday ( ...

  11. ClearPlay-Inspired Law Looms

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Legislation to end the dispute between moviemakers and a company that makes a DVD player that edits movies for sexual content, foul language and violence could come in two weeks unless the parties mak WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter)--Legislation t ...

  12. Lambert Appointed As Songwriter Carole Sager's Publishing Rep

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Other Spotlights: Sirius names Raphael dir. of news and operations, Integrated Copyright Group signs exclusive copyrights deal with Kim Tribble, Shaun Shankel and Rob Harbin and more . . . - Eddie Lambert has been appointed the publishing represen ...

  13. P2P Activity Threatens Mobile Sector

    May 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cell-phone biz warned of copyright-infringement risk Cell-phone biz warned of copyright-infringement risk News ...

  14. Kazaa Owner To Invoke 105-Year-Old Defense

    May 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sharman License Holdings is planning to present a controversial defense of its <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/global/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=2087314">Kazaa peer-to-peer s Sharman License Holdings is pl ...

  15. Kazaa Owner To Invoke 105-Year-Old Defence

    May 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sharman License Holdings is planning to present a controversial defense of its <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/global/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=2087314">Kazaa peer-to-peer s Sharman License Holdings is pl ...

  16. JASRAC Posts 3.2% Rise In Collections

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Japanese authors' society JASRAC (Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers) today reports copyright fee collections for the year ending March 31, 2004, rose 3.2% to &#165;109.5 Japanese authors' society JASRAC ...

  17. ClearPlay Hearing In D.C. This Week

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The House Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property has scheduled a hearing Thursday (May 20) to examine the so-called moral rights issues in a legal dispute between the motion pi WASHINGTON--The House Subcommittee on Courts, ...

  18. Hyperion Records Embroiled In Copyright Row

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A British composer, who claims four of his arrangements were released on CD without his approval and without his being recognized as the author, has launched a High Court battle for up to £50,000 ($8 LONDON--A British composer, who claims four of ...

  19. Canadian Biz Back Calls to Overhaul C'right Law

    May 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canada's music industry is welcoming a Canadian House of Commons committee report which calls for an immediate overhaul of the country's copyright law. Canada's music industry is welcoming a Canadian House of Commons committee repor ...

  20. Canadian Biz Back Calls to Overhaul C'right Law

    May 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canada's music industry is welcoming a Canadian House of Commons committee report which calls for an immediate overhaul of the country's copyright law. Canada's music industry is welcoming a Canadian House of Commons committee repor ...

  21. Taiwan Wants Off USTR's Priority Watch List

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Country could get wish with out-of-cycle review. Government officials in Taiwan are upset that the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has not taken the country off its Priority Watch List, which identifies nations with major copyright-infringement i ...

  22. U.S. Reps Split On Proposed DMCA Amendment

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Federal lawmakers are wrestling with possible reforms to the "fair use" sections of the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Federal lawmakers are wrestling with possible reforms to the "fair use" sections of the 1998 Digital ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Artists Divided On File-Sharing

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Retailers, consumers and the Recording Industry Assn. of America have been debating file-sharing issues ad nauseum. Now, it's the musician's turn. Artists are sharply divided on whether they think file-sharing is a good or evil force for ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. Woman Fined For Ignoring RIAA Charges

    May 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge has fined a Connecticut woman $6,000 for lack of response to an RIAA lawsuit accusing her of downloading copyright-protected music from the Internet. A federal judge has fined a Connecticut woman $6,000 for lack of response to an R ...

  28. Senate Committee Passes Piracy Bills

    April 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved two major intellectual property piracy bills today (April 29). Both will soon be scheduled for votes on the Senate floor. The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved two major intellectua ...

  29. Industry Sues New Round Of File-Sharers

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA filed a new round of copyright-infringement cases against suspected file-sharers today (April 28). Today's actions accused 477 people, including 69 users of networks at 14 universities, of il The RIAA filed a new round of copyright-i ...

  30. EMI Music Pub Sues Video-Game Titan

    April 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Electronic Arts targeted in copyright suit. Electronic Arts targeted in copyright suit. News ...

  31. EU Backs Standardized Copyright Laws

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission is advocating a new law on collecting copyright fees. The EC confirmed today (April 19) that it has launched a consultation exercise to determine the effects of standardizing E The European Commission is advocating a new la ...

  32. Italy's FIMI, FPM Disappointed Over P2P Decree

    April 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italian labels body FIMI and anti-piracy association FPM have jointly expressed a "strong sense of disappointment" at a government decree on illegal file-sharing. "The decree makes Italy the only Euro Italian labels body FIMI and an ...

  33. PIRATE Act: Reaping The Whirlwind

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Senators Hatch and Leahy have introduced a bill called the "Protecting Intellectual Rights Against Theft and Expropriation Act," or PIRATE Act. Senators Hatch and Leahy have introduced a bill called the "Protecting Intellectual Righ ...

  34. NZ Lawyer Blasts Copyright Proposals

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A leading local intellectual property lawyer says controversial new changes planned for New Zealand copyright laws could breach the country's international obligations. AUCKLAND, New Zealand-A leading local intellectual property lawyer says c ...

  35. War Over 'Warsaw Concerto'

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The London High Court is expected to rule on who owns the U.K. copyrights to 44 musical works by the late British composer Richard Addinsell. LONDON--The London High Court is expected to rule on who owns the U.K. copyrights to 44 musical works by ...

  36. IFPI Suits Seen In UK, France

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT International trade body the IFPI is expected to start suing illegal file-sharers in the United Kingdom and France, following similar recent actions elsewhere in the EU. LONDON--International trade body the IFPI is expected to start suing illegal ...

  37. DVD-Copying Software Maker Appeals Rulings

    April 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST A Missouri maker of DVD-copying products says it has appealed a pair of federal court rulings that it stop making and marketing its software. A Missouri maker of DVD-copying products says it has appealed a pair of federal court rulings that it sto ...

  38. New Bill Consolidates Measures Vs. File-Sharing

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST House lawmakers on the Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property marked up legislation today (March 31) that deals aggressively with file-sharing over the Internet. The bill was f House lawmakers on the Subcommittee on Courts, ...

  39. ASCAP Signs On To FastTrack Alliance

    March 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Digital database expands to 20 million copyrights. Digital database expands to 20 million copyrights. News ...

  40. Brazil, U.S. Team Against Piracy

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Members of the Brazilian Congress and U.S. government officials are joining forces in the war on piracy. WASHINGTON (The Hollywood Reporter)--Members of the Brazilian Congress and U.S. government officials are joining forces in the war on piracy. ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. Bill Allows For Civil Copyright-Infringement Cases

    March 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST In what is seen as a major move forward for the recording industry's fight against online piracy, two Senate lawmakers today (March 25) introduced legislation that would allow the Department of Justic In what is seen as a major move forward f ...

  43. NZ Industry Objects To CD Copying Plan

    March 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Record Industry Assn. of New Zealand (RIANZ) is objecting to government plans to change the country's Copyright Law. The disputed changes would allow consumers to duplicate audio files for persona The Record Industry Assn. of New Zealand ...

  44. British Counterfeiter Jailed

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST A court in Leicester, England has sentenced a local man to jail after finding him guilty of managing a commercial counterfeiting operation from home. A court in Leicester, England has sentenced a local man to jail after finding him guilty of manag ...

  45. British Gov't Launches New IP Initiative

    March 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST The British government is creating a forum to tackle intellectual-property rights issues. The initiative aims to bring about "a shared approach in the fight against piracy and a better understanding a The British government is creating a foru ...

  46. CISAC World Congress To Address Creators' Rights

    March 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Support for the rights of creators will be the underlying theme of the 44th World Congress of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), to be held Oct. 18-21 in Se Support for the rights of creators will be the ...

  47. CISAC World Congress To Address Creators' Rights

    March 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Support for the rights of creators will be the underlying theme of the 44th World Congress of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), to be held Oct. 18-21 in Se Support for the rights of creators will be the ...

  48. U.S. Copyright Office Issues Interim Rules

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Copyright Office on March 11 published its long-awaited interim regulations announcing notice and recordkeeping requirements for the use of sound recordings under two statutory licenses under WASHINGTON, D.C.--The U.S. Copyright Office on ...

  49. House Passes Intellectual Property Bills

    March 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Copyright, Patent bills now head to Senate. Copyright, Patent bills now head to Senate. News ...

  50. House Ready To Pass CARP Replacement

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Copyright and Distribution Reform Act, which replaces the much-criticized Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel (CARP), has been placed on the House suspension calendar for expected voice-vote passa The Copyright and Distribution Reform Act, whi ...

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