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  1. Kim Dotcom Responds to Extradition Hearing Delay: U.S. 'Doesn't Have a Case'

    July 10, 2012 8:42 AM EDT A New Zealand court has delayed the extradition hearing for Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom until March because of the manner in which the search of Dotcom's countryside residence and the seizure of his assets were handled by authorities. The d ...

  2. Sirius XM Still Facing Legal Challenges Over Five-Year-Old Merger

    April 04, 2012 6:28 PM EDT More than five years after Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio announced a merger that would create the mega-satellite radio network Sirius XM, the company is still in court defending the marriage. On Monday, Sirius XM filed a brief to t ...

  3. axs Goes Live in Kansas City

    January 13, 2012 6:06 PM EST Today was a milestone day for Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) and their new ticketing operation axs Ticketing, as the system went live at the arena level with on-sales by Lady Antebellum and Drake at AEG's Sprint Center in Kansas City. The ...

  4. Justice Department Sues To Block AT&T, T-Mobile Merger

    September 01, 2011 7:30 AM EDT WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department took the unusual step Wednesday to try to block AT&T's $39 billion purchase of T-Mobile USA, arguing that the proposed merger would lead to higher wireless prices, less innovation and fewer choices ...

  5. AEG Launches Axs Ticketing Platform To Rival Ticketmaster

    August 22, 2011 8:56 PM EDT Anschutz Entertainment Group has taken its first step in establishing itself as a significant player in the ticketing market and rivaling Live Nation's Ticketmaster by launching a website for its new ticketing platform, axs Ticketing . On Mon ...

  6. Business Matters: Here Comes Dynamic Ticket Prices

    April 19, 2011 8:02 AM EDT Here Comes Dynamic Ticket Prices -- Ticketmaster has partnered with analytics company MarketShare to create tools that will allow clients to set and adjust prices for live events. The press release says the tools "will allow sports teams, art ...

  7. SXSW 'Indie Davids Take On Goliath Ticketmaster-Live Nation' Panel Is Surprisingly Civil

    March 18, 2011 2:13 PM EDT Those hoping for fireworks at a South by Southwest panel provocatively titled "Indie Davids Take On Goliath Ticketmaster-Live Nation" today were disappointed when the discussion remained fairly neutral and respectful. Though some audienc ...

  8. AEG's Leiweke And Outbox's Rosen Talk to .Biz About Competing With The Ticketmaster Juggernaut

    February 04, 2011 12:13 PM EST The new AEG/Cirque du Soleil/Outbox joint venture is well positioned to make inroads in the volatile ticketing market through its combination of content, venues, credibility and innovative model. But that doesn't mean it will be easy, as Tick ...

  9. AEG Live CEO: Talks With Labels Nothing New

    June 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Recent reports that AEG Live, the concert promotion division of Anschutz Entertainment Group, is seeking a major label to buy a minority stake in the company is “not a new story,” according to AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips. “We’ve been approached by ...

  10. Ticketfly Secures $3 Million In Funding

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Fast-growing independent ticketing company Ticketfly has secured $3 million in Series A funding, and is on track to sell 1 million tickets this year, according to the company. Investors include High Peaks Venture Partners, Contour Venture Partners ...

  11. Billboard.biz Q&A: President of StubHub, GM of eBay Tickets, Chris Tsakalakis

    March 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST More than any other company, StubHub has been responsible for the perception makeover that turned ticket "scalpers" into ticket "brokers." StubHub helped rebrand an often-vilified vocation by pushing ticket reselling out of the ...

  12. Billboard.biz Q&A: Comcast-Spectator President

    March 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST On the heels of the just completed acquisition by Comcast-Spectator of ticketing software company Paciolan , Comcast-Spectator president Peter Luukko spoke with Billboard.biz about the steps that led to the merger, how the company intends to compe ...

  13. Op-Ed: One Cheer For Antitrust

    February 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST On Jan. 25, after 11 months of waiting, Ticketmaster and Live Nation received the approval of the U.S. Department of Justice to consummate their merger to form Live Nation Entertainment. At first blush it looked like a merger that the DOJ would bl ...

  14. Reaction To Live Nation-Ticketmaster Merger

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Anschutz Entertainment Group CEO Tim Leiweke said the concessions attached to the DOJ approval of the merger will "enhance our ability to compete effectively in the ticketing, venue operation and live event promotion businesses,” in a prepare ...

  15. Proposed Ticketmaster-Live Nation Merger: What To Expect Next

    December 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST When the $2.5 billion Ticketmaster-Live Nation merger received the green light from the U.K. Competition Commission on Tuesday (Dec. 22), that left all eyes turned toward U.S. and Canadian regulators who are reviewing the proposed combined company ...

  16. New Site Launched Against Ticketmaster-Live Nation Merger

    December 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Members of Congress, public interest advocates and ticket brokers have teamed up to launch a new Web site that aims to inform the public about the possible impact of the proposed merger between Ticketmaster and Live Nation. The site, ticketdisaste ...

  17. Live Nation, Ticketmaster Working Out Deal With U.S.

    October 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation Inc and Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc are in negotiations with U.S. regulators to come up with concessions that would allow a merger between the two most powerful companies in the live music business, people familiar with the talks sa ...

  18. Experts: Live Nation-Ticketmaster Deal Has A Chance

    March 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT When the world's biggest concert promoter and largest ticket seller announced they would merge last month, it seemed unlikely that antitrust enforcers would approve the creation of such an entertainment giant. But some competition experts, se ...

  19. Senate Spotlight On Live Nation, Ticketmaster

    February 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Senate Judiciary Committee’s first hearing on the proposed merger between live entertainment giants Live Nation and Ticketmaster Entertainment is set for Tuesday (Feb. 24). The subcommittee on antitrust, competition policy and consumer rights ...

  20. Commentary: What U.S. Regulators See When They Look At 'Ticketmaster Nation'

    February 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Soon after the boards of Ticketmaster and Live Nation approved a merger, the U.S. Department of Justice opened an investigation into what that would mean. No wonder: The combined company, to be called Live Nation Entertainment, would be a ticketin ...

  21. Live Nation, Ticketmaster Deal: Web Reaction

    February 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Live Nation, Ticketmaster merger has been the talk of the industry for the last few days, with every media outlet speculating about the effect of the deal on the music industry landscape. Below, a selection of analysis and opinion from around ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Satellite Radio In Limbo

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mel Karmazin, the charismatic CEO of Sirius Satellite Radio, has more than just a stalled merger on his mind. He's also wondering what it's going to cost to keep his star talker, Howard Stern, on board. "Great content costs money,&q ...

  24. NMPA Extends Israelite's Term

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT David Israelite, president/CEO of the National Music Publishers' Assn., has accepted a contract extension to continue leading the organization through 2010. The 18-member NMPA board of directors, made up of executives with indie and major mus ...

  25. U.S. Judge Orders Labels To Reveal Documents

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A U.S. federal judge has ordered major record labels to turn over privileged documents after finding they may have used misleading information to convince the government to abandon a major antitrust p A U.S. federal judge has ordered major record ...

  26. U.S. Judge Orders Labels To Reveal Documents

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A U.S. federal judge has ordered major record labels to turn over privileged documents after finding they may have used misleading information to convince the government to abandon a major antitrust p A U.S. federal judge has ordered major record ...

  27. Dept. Of Justice Probes Majors On Pricing

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sources: Subpoenas headed to Big Four. The U.S. Department of Justice is piggybacking on New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer's investigation into online music pricing, Billboard has learned. Each of the four major labels have either ...

  28. Dept. Of Justice Probes Majors On Pricing

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Department of Justice is piggybacking on New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer's investigation into online music pricing, Billboard has learned. Each of the four major labels have eit The U.S. Department of Justice is piggyba ...

  29. Behind the Deal: A summary of the proposed Intellectual Property Protection Act of 2005

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Department of Justice is proposing a legislative package to fight copyright crimes. The following is a summary of the section-by-section analysis provided by the DOJ. The U.S. Department of Justice is proposing a legislative package to fi ...

  30. New Allegation Revives Probe Of Century

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Following up on a complaint from an independent movie theater in Palm Desert, Calif., the California Attorney General's Office has renewed its investigation into the booking practices of Century Theat (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Following up ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. Israelite To Take Over As NMPA Chief

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST David Israelite, deputy chief of staff and counselor to the U.S. Attorney General, will become president/CEO of the National Music Publishers' Assn. on Feb. 7, Billboard.biz has learned. David Israelite, deputy chief of staff and counselor to ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. 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. ...

  36. Ashcroft OKs Major IP Crime Crackdown

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT DOJ to bow 'most aggessive' efforts ever. DOJ to bow 'most aggessive' efforts ever. News ...

  37. Ashcroft OKs Major IP Crime Crackdown

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT DOJ to bow 'most aggessive' efforts ever. Artists and labels can look forward to ramped up efforts by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to go after major copyright infringers. Attorney General John Ashcroft announced today (Oct. 12) that h ...

  38. U.S. Announces STOP, IP Initiative

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Four top officials of the Bush administration announced Oct. 4 an initiative to crack down on the global theft of U.S. intellectual property. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Four top officials of the Bush administration announced Oct. 4 an initiative to crack ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. Beltway Awash With Asinine Acronyms

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Since the New Deal of the '30s, federal policymakers and their staffs have had a thing for legislation acronyms -- from the WPA to the DMCA. These days, this shorthand is often useful and necessary in Since the New Deal of the '30s, fede ...