Counterfeit consumer goods

  1. EU Suspends ACTA Copyright Treaty Ratification

    February 22, 2012 8:40 AM EST BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Commission, facing steep opposition, is suspending efforts to ratify an international anti-counterfeiting agreement and instead referring it to Europe's highest court to see whether it violates EU rights. EU Trade ...

  2. Protect-IP, SOPA Bills Seek to Protect Digital Marketplace: Guest Column by NMPA's David Israelite

    December 06, 2011 12:58 PM EST (Following is a guest column from David Israelite, President and CEO of the National Music Publishers' Association. Billboard.biz welcomes guest commentary - please contact Billboard.biz editor Jem Aswad (jem.aswad@billboard.com) for informat ...

  3. Feds Seize Counterfeit CDs From Latin Music Distributor Angelica's Records

    May 10, 2011 4:25 PM EDT Federal investigators from the Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) seized more than 150,000 counterfeit CDs in April from Latin music distributor/one-stop Angelica's Records , one of the leading distributors of Latin music ...

  4. Study Says: Smartphone Users Getting App Smart; Over 53 Billion Pirates Served

    January 12, 2011 12:00 AM EST Smartphone Users Getting App Smart -- With an estimated 31% of mobile users in the U.S. expected to own a smartphone this year, growing to 43% by 2015, eMarketer takes a look at which of them use their devices to download apps. According to the st ...

  5. ICE Shuts U.S File-Sharing Site

    November 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST ICE, part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, confirmed it has taken action against websites alleged to be offering pirated content or selling counterfeit products. ICE told the New York Times that the seizures were part of an ongoing inv ...

  6. Business Matters: William Morris, Leahy Bill, Spotify and more

    October 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. IMA Wants William Morris Endeavor Documents -- A California judge must decide if the William Morris Endeavor talent agency must turn over documents related to about 30,000 performances by its arti ...

  7. U.S. Gov't To Target Music, Movie Pirates

    June 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The United States will go after foreign websites that pirate American music and movie as part of a new national strategy to reduce intellectual property theft, Vice President Joe Biden said on Tuesday. "This is theft, clear and simple," ...

  8. eBay Joins Industry Trust For IP Awareness

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Leading online marketplace eBay has become a member of the Industry Trust for Intellectual Property (IP) Awareness Ltd, describing the move as a firm statement on its commitment in the fight against copyright piracy. The announcement is the next s ...

  9. Authorities Raid Argentina's 'La Salada' Pirates' Market

    July 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT For the past 15 years, the Argentine market of “La Salada” has been known as a mecca for counterfeit product, and was identified by the European Union as one of the most notorious examples of illegal and counterfeit commerce in the world. Located ...

  10. House Passes PRO IP Bill

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. House of Representatives has just passed, under suspension of House rules, the Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property (PRO IP) Act. An official quorum vote is expected on the House floor this evening. Introduced ...

  11. Huge Bill For British Rogue Traders

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Britain's record industry has welcomed a court decision to hit directors of an open-air market with a £300,000 ($600,000) bill for allowing traders to sell pirated product on site. Nicholas Hobday and Sally Ward, directors of Wendy Fair Marke ...

  12. Brit Cops Bust Music Counterfeiters

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Two men were arrested Monday on conspiracy to defraud the music and film industries after a chance encounter with British police. Police from Durham Constabulary interviewed the men after spotting that their car had no insurance. Subsequent raids ...

  13. IFPI Lauds Anti-Piracy Trade Agreement

    October 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI has welcomed an agreement between the likes of the European Union, the United States and Japan to enter talks on strengthening the enforcement of intellectual property rights. Some of the world's leading markets on Tuesday committed ...

  14. Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Pact Unveiled On Capitol Hill

    October 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab today unveiled an initiative for the United States and some of its key trading partners to negotiate what is being called an Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). During a press conference held on Capit ...

  15. U.K. Industry Trust Unveils 'Knock-Off' Ad Campaign

    May 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. entertainment industry is adopting a bold, and sometimes humorous, campaign to deter would-be pirates. As part of a multi-million pound, cross-media initiative, the Industry Trust for IP Awareness will hope to transform consumer attitudes ...

  16. EU Sets Out Anti-Piracy Measures

    December 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST A €324 million ($428 million), six-year program to fight fraud and counterfeiting at the European Union's borders was confirmed Tuesday (Dec. 12) by the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. The EU scheme is expected to tighten procedure ...

  17. Raid Officers Seize the Days at Czech Piracy Black Spot

    December 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST A massive series of raids on Europe's biggest "piracy black spot" on has led to the seizure of millions of dollars worth of counterfeited goods, including 54,000 illegal CDs. The raids, by Czech customs and police officers during No ...

  18. EC Slams China Over Rampant Piracy

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission Thursday (Oct. 5) threatened to take China to the World Trade Organization if it failed to staunch the flow of counterfeit goods into Europe. The European Commission Thursday (Oct. 5) threatened to take China to the World T ...

  19. EC Slams China Over Rampant Piracy

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission Thursday (Oct. 5) threatened to take China to the World Trade Organization if it failed to staunch the flow of counterfeit goods into Europe. The European Commission Thursday (Oct. 5) threatened to take China to the World T ...

  20. U.S. Releases IP Enforcement Report

    September 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Doc reveals strategies against counterfeiting and piracy. The U.S. government has developed a five-pillar intellectual-property rights strategy to combat piracy in China, according to a report released by the Bush Administration today (Sept. 28). ...

  21. EU, China Boost Anti-Piracy Efforts

    September 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT New pilot program launched to monitor sea ports. The European Union and China have revealed plans to introduce "smart and safe" trade lanes on the seas in a bid to counter rampant piracy, including the shipment of illegal CDs and music D ...

  22. EU Taps Into Coffers To Fight Piracy

    July 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT European Union officials will meet today (July 18) and tomorrow in the Finnish town of Turku to decide how best to spend a €324 million ($405 million), six-year program to fight fraud and counte European Union officials will meet today ( ...

  23. EU Taps Into Coffers To Fight Piracy

    July 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT $405M ploughed into customs program. European Union officials will meet today (July 18) and tomorrow in the Finnish town of Turku to decide how best to spend a €324 million ($405 million), six-year program to fight fraud and counterfeiting at Euro ...

  24. EU Commissioner Warns China On IP

    June 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT EU trade commissioner Peter Mandelson on Thursday (June 8) called on China to do more to clamp down on music, movie and software piracy, warning the country would face a backlash in Europe unless it d EU trade commissioner Peter Mandelson on Thurs ...

  25. EU Commissioner Warns China On IP

    June 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT EU trade commissioner Peter Mandelson on Thursday (June 8) called on China to do more to clamp down on music, movie and software piracy, warning the country would face a backlash in Europe unless it d EU trade commissioner Peter Mandelson on Thurs ...

  26. EC Introduces Customs Fraud Program

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission has confirmed a new €324 million ($415 million), six-year program to fight fraud and counterfeiting at the European Union's borders. The European Commission has confirmed a new €324 million ($415 million), s ...

  27. Bush Closes Loopholes In Counterfeiting Law

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Feds estimate counterfeiting costs U.S. $200B annually. President Bush signed legislation today (March 16) that closes loopholes in current law that makes the trafficking in counterfeit trademarks a crime. The Stop Counterfeiting in Manufactured G ...

  28. Movie Pirate Pleads Guilty

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Faces up to five years in prison, fine of up to $250K. Movie pirate Randolph Hobson Guthrie pleaded guilty today (Jan. 4) in a Mississippi federal court to conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods. Guthrie, a U.S. citizen, is the former leader o ...

  29. Europe Targets Counterfeit Biz

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST CDs, DVDs, MP3 players and games consoles were among the two million counterfeit products seized by European Union customs officers as part of the Operation FAKE campaign, officials said Nov. 8. BRUSSELS -- CDs, DVDs, MP3 players and games console ...

  30. Europe Targets Counterfeit Biz

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST CDs, DVDs, MP3 players and games consoles were among the two million counterfeit products seized by European Union customs officers as part of the Operation FAKE campaign, officials said today (Nov. 8 CDs, DVDs, MP3 players and games consoles were ...

  31. Europe Targets Counterfeit Biz

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST CDs, DVDs, MP3 players and games consoles were among the two million counterfeit products seized by European Union customs officers as part of the Operation FAKE campaign, officials said today (Nov. 8 CDs, DVDs, MP3 players and games consoles were ...

  32. Europe Gets Tougher On Customs Violations

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New measures against counterfeiting and piracy. New measures against counterfeiting and piracy. News ...

  33. IFPI Urges China To Act On Piracy

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Only 10 % of Chinese music sales are legitimate. China must shut down pirate music factories and jail the perpetrators if it is going to keep its promise to address the $250 billion-a-year problem, according to music industry trade group the Inter ...

  34. IFPI Urges China To Act On Piracy

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Only 10 % of Chinese music sales are legitimate. China must shut down pirate music factories and jail the perpetrators if it is going to keep its promise to address the $250 billion-a-year problem, according to music industry trade group the Inter ...

  35. U.S. Examines DVD Piracy In China

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The first-ever U.S. piracy czar demanded here Sept. 14 that officials show tangible results from ramped up efforts to crush the counterfeiting of films, drugs and clothes, and said he had the backing BEIJING (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The first-e ...

  36. U.K. Retailers Back Piracy Plan

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Plans for a brace of initiatives to tackle DVD piracy were revealed Aug. 22 by an alliance of retailers and a member of parliament in the effort to fight against the U.K.'s £1.3 billion ($2.3 billion LONDON (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Plans f ...

  37. EU Plans Severe Penalties For Copyright Pirates

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Copyright pirates linked to criminal gangs face minimum penalties of up to four years in jail and fines of €300,000 ($366,000) under new proposals unveiled today (July 12) by the European Commi Copyright pirates linked to criminal gangs ...

  38. EU Plans Severe Penalties For Copyright Pirates

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Four-year jail term mooted for pirates. Copyright pirates linked to criminal gangs face minimum penalties of up to four years in jail and fines of €300,000 ($366,000) under new proposals unveiled today (July 12) by the European Commission in Bruss ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. EU Piracy Busts Rise In 2004

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Seizures of counterfeit music, movies and software in the Europe Union jumped 172% between 2002 and 2003, the European Commission says in a report issued Feb. 8. BRUSSELS -- Seizures of counterfeit music, movies and software in the Europe Union ju ...

  42. EU Piracy Busts Rise In 2004

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Seizures of counterfeit music, movies and software within the Europe Union jumped 172% between 2002 and 2003, the European Commission said in a report today (Feb. 8). Seizures of counterfeit music, movies and software within the Europe Union jumpe ...

  43. California Raids Slam CD Plants

    December 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Law enforcement officials raided five Southern California CD manufacturing plants early this morning (Dec. 16), seizing property valued in excess of $50 million, the RIAA says. Law enforcement officials raided five Southern California CD manufactu ...

  44. Scot Cops Arrest 28 In Anti-Piracy Crackdown

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Central Scotland Police made 28 arrests and seized counterfeit product valued at more than £10 million ($19 million) in what is being hailed as one of Britain's most successful anti-piracy busts. Central Scotland Police made 28 arrests and se ...

  45. Scot Cops Arrest 28 In Anti-Piracy Crackdown

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Central Scotland Police made 28 arrests and seized counterfeit product valued at more than £10 million ($19 million) in what is being hailed as one of Britain's most successful anti-piracy busts. Central Scotland Police made 28 arres ...

  46. House Passes Labeling Bill

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The House of Representatives passed legislation Sept. 21 bolstering intellectual property protection. The "Intellectual Property Protection and Courts Improvements Act of 2004," H.R. 3632, passed by v WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The House of Rep ...

  47. House Passes Intellectual Property Bill

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The House of Representatives yesterday (Sept. 21) passed legislation bolstering intellectual property protection. The "Intellectual Property Protection and Courts Improvements Act of 2004," H.R. 3632 The House of Representatives yesterda ...

  48. Scotland Raid Nets 14 Pirates

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fourteen people were arrested and £1 million ($1.82 million) worth of counterfeit product was seized Aug. 17 during a multi-agency raid on Paddy's Market in Glasgow, Scotland. LONDON -- Fourteen people were arrested and £1 million ($1.82 mill ...

  49. Scotland Raid Nets 14 Pirates

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fourteen people were arrested and £1 million ($1.82) worth of counterfeit product was seized yesterday during a multi-agency raid on Paddy's Market, in Glasgow, Scotland. Fourteen people were arrested and £1 million ($1.82 million) w ...

  50. Scotland Raid Nets 14 Pirates

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fourteen people were arrested and £1 million ($1.82) worth of counterfeit product was seized yesterday during a multi-agency raid on Paddy's Market, in Glasgow, Scotland. Fourteen people were arrested and £1 million ($1.82 million) w ...

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