Crimes

  1. Aussie Web Site Guilty In Landmark C'Right Case

    July 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Industry describes hyperlink ruling 'significant.' The Australian Federal Court yesterday (July 14) found a Web site guilty of copyright infringement for posting hyperlinks to other sites offering illegal MP3 downloads. The decision also ...

  2. European Parliament Sets Jurisdiction For Libel Cases

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Publishers accused of libel should only be sued in the country where their outlet's main audience is, according to new rules approved by the European Parliament in Strasbourg on July 6. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Publishers accused ...

  3. Taiwan Court Finds P2P Operator Not Guilty

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Taiwan's music industry has lost a landmark ruling against a local peer-to-peer operator. TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwan's music industry has lost a landmark ruling against a local peer-to-peer operator. In the first case of its kind to be dec ...

  4. Taiwan Court Finds P2P Service Not Guilty

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Taiwan's music industry has lost a landmark ruling against a local peer-to-peer site. Taiwan's music industry has lost a landmark ruling against a local peer-to-peer site. In the first case of its kind to be decided in Taiwan, the Shihli ...

  5. Taiwan Court Finds P2P Service Not Guilty

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Taiwan's music industry has lost a landmark ruling against a local peer-to-peer site. Taiwan's music industry has lost a landmark ruling against a local peer-to-peer site. In the first case of its kind to be decided in Taiwan, the Shihli ...

  6. Report: One Record In Three Is Fake

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A total of 1.2 billion pirated music discs were sold in 2004, accounting for 34% of all discs sold worldwide, according to a report unveiled June 23 by the International Federation of the Phonographic LONDON -- A total of 1.2 billion pirated music ...

  7. Report: One Record In Three Is Fake

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT IFPI estimates pirated business at $4.6 billion. A total of 1.2 billion pirate music discs were sold in 2004, accounting for 34% of all discs sold worldwide, according to a report unveiled today (June 23) by the International Federation of the Pho ...

  8. Industry Lauds Pakistan Anti-Piracy Efforts

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI and its film and software trade counterparts have welcomed the Pakistan government's renewed efforts to contain its severe copyright piracy levels. The IFPI and its film and software trade counterparts have welcomed the Pakistan gove ...

  9. Industry Lauds Pakistan Anti-Piracy Efforts

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Reforms pave way for IP support. The IFPI and its film and software trade counterparts have welcomed the Pakistan government's renewed efforts to contain its severe copyright piracy levels. The London-based labels trade body, together with th ...

  10. Court Rejects RIAA Subpoenas

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Identities of students don't have to be revealed. A federal magistrate has ruled that two North Carolina universities do not have to reveal the identities of two students accused to sharing copyrighted music on the Internet. The music industr ...

  11. Radio Promoters Accuse Universal Of Racketeering

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Suit claims fraud, trade libel, breach of contract. Suit claims fraud, trade libel, breach of contract. News ...

  12. U.S. Marshals Nab Camcorder Pirate

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Gasca had been on the lam more than one year. Johnny Ray Gasca, the first person charged by the federal government with illegally camcording a film, was arrested yesterday (April 5) near Orlando, Fla., by U.S. Marshals after more than a year of el ...

  13. Lil' Kim Convicted Of Perjury

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rapper beats obstruction charge. NEW YORK (AP) -- Rap diva Lil' Kim was convicted Thursday of lying to a federal grand jury investigating a shooting outside a radio station. She was convicted of perjury and conspiracy but acquitted of obstruc ...

  14. NJ Sues Blockbuster Over Late Fees Policy

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Suit claims consumer fraud. Suit claims consumer fraud. News ...

  15. Norway Court Upholds Napster Conviction

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST 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. OSLO, Norway (AP) -- Norway's supreme court ruled T ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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&# ...

  18. Behind the Deal: An Interview with David Israelite, Intellectual Property Task Force Chairman

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Department of Justice in March 2004 launched the Intellectual Property Task Force to examine enforcement and explore ways to further protect copyrights, trademarks, patents and trade secrets. The U.S. Department of Justice in March 2004 l ...

  19. Brit Judge Orders ISPs To Expose Uploaders

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.K. trade body the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) has won the latest round in its war against online music piracy. The High Court in London today (Oct. 14) granted an order forcing four Internet U.K. trade body the British Phonographic Indus ...

  20. Brit Judge Orders ISPs Expose Uploaders

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.K. trade body the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) has won the latest round in its war against online music piracy. The High Court in London today (Oct. 14) granted an order forcing four Internet U.K. trade body the British Phonographic Indus ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Fat Possum Slams Epitaph With Suit

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Blues label claims contract breach, fraud, more. Blues label claims contract breach, fraud, more. News ...

  24. Canadian ISPs Win Court Ruling Over Royalties

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Internet service providers may not have to pay royalties to the music industry for files downloaded by their customers, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled June 30. TORONTO -- Internet service providers may not have to pay royalties to the music ind ...

  25. Great White's Russell Sues Ex-Publicist

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Libel claims pertain to R.I. fire victims' charity. Libel claims pertain to R.I. fire victims' charity. News ...

  26. IFPI Warns of More Legal Action Against Euro File Sharers

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI is promising "more legal actions" against alleged illegal file-sharers. Sweden, the United Kingdom and France are the next territories lined up for action in Europe by the international trade LONDON -- The IFPI is promising &quo ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. Jackson Pleads Innocent To Molestation Charges

    April 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Indictment also covers conspiracy, "lewd act" counts. Indictment also covers conspiracy, "lewd act" counts. News ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. Lil' Kim Faces November Trial

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Charges include conspiracy, perjury. Charges include conspiracy, perjury. News ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Canadian Manager/Producer Cloutier Arrested

    March 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Assault, rape charges involve under-age woman. Assault, rape charges involve under-age woman. News ...

  36. Ex-Handleman Buyer Facing Jail Over Promo CDs

    March 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jim James charged for stolen goods, embezzlement. Jim James charged for stolen goods, embezzlement. News Jim James ...

  37. Ex-Handleman Buyer Facing Jail Over Promo CDs

    March 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST A former employee of Handleman Co. has been charged with possession of stolen goods and embezzlement for allegedly trying to sell promotional copies of CDs. A former employee of Handleman Co. has been charged with possession of stolen goods and em ...

  38. Aussie High Court. Favors Content Use

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Snippets from programs on rival networks are now legal fodder for comedy writers after the Australian High Court ruled Thursday in a case instigated by the Nine Network against Network Ten's chat show SYDNEY--Snippets from programs on rival n ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. Taiwanese P2P Service Charged In Copyright Case

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Public prosecutors in Taiwan have filed criminal charges against Kuro, which is understood to be the country's largest peer-to-peer file-trading service. Kuro's managers--chairman Chen Shou-teng, CEO Public prosecutors in Taiwan have fil ...

  42. Taiwanese P2P Service Charged In Copyright Case

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Public prosecutors in Taiwan have filed criminal charges against Kuro, which is understood to be the country's largest peer-to-peer file-trading service. Kuro's managers--chairman Chen Shou-teng, CEO Public prosecutors in Taiwan have fil ...

  43. Taiwanese P2P Service Charged In Copyright Case

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Public prosecutors in Taiwan have filed criminal charges against Kuro, which is understood to be the country's largest peer-to-peer file-trading service. Kuro's managers--chairman Chen Shou-teng, CEO Public prosecutors in Taiwan have fil ...

  44. Taiwanese P2P Service Charged In Copyright Case

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Public prosecutors in Taiwan have filed criminal charges against Kuro, which is understood to be the country's largest peer-to-peer file-trading service. Kuro's managers--chairman Chen Shou-teng, CEO Public prosecutors in Taiwan have fil ...

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