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  1. House Subcommittee OKs Family Movie Act

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The House Judiciary Subcommittee on July 21 approved the Family Movie Act in an 18-9 vote. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) introduced the bill, H.R. 4586, on June 16. It states that movie filtering softwar LOS ANGELES -- The House Judiciary Subcommitte ...

  2. Music Biz Ponders Sony BMG Structure After EC OKs Merger

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Now that the European Commission on July 19 cleared the proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG, approval by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is the final hurdle before the deal's completion. <br clear Music Biz Ponders Sony BMG Structure A ...

  3. New Bill Would OK Movie Filtering Software

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) has introduced the Family Movie Act, which states that movie filtering software does not violate copyright law. The Family Movie Act (H.R. 4586), introduced June 16, also sa LOS ANGELES -- Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) has ...

  4. Objectors Slam Monti's Approval Of Sony-BMG Merger

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following word June 17 that European Union Competition Commissioner Mario Monti will recommend approval of the proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG, independent labels, retailers and consumer groups Objectors Slam Monti's Approval Of Sony-BM ...

  5. DVD Filtering Software In Copyright Dispute

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nissim Corp. has filed a lawsuit against ClearPlay, alleging that the defendant's software -- which filters out scenes with violence, sex or foul language from films on DVD -- infringes on its patents LOS ANGELES -- Nissim Corp. has filed a l ...

  6. UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group (UMG) has filed suit against three subsidiaries of New York-based American International Group Inc. (AIG): American Home Assurance Co., National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pitts UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case NIP ...