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  1. U.K. Parliament Committee Calls For C'right Term Extension

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee has recommended to the U.K. government that the term of copyright on sound recordings be extended beyond its current 50 year term. The copyright term should be "extended to at least 70 y ...

  2. British Biz Awaits Report On Copyright Term

    May 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Britain's long-awaited government report on New Media and the Creative Industries will be published tomorrow. The document, to be issued by the House of Commons' Culture, Media and Sport (CMS) Select Committee, will recommend whether or ...

  3. Senators Introduce Webcaster Bill

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As expected, a Senate version of the Internet Radio Equality Act was introduced today as a companion to the House bill of the same name . The bills would vacate the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) decision setting webcaster rates for sound recording ...

  4. Bill Would Throw Out New Webcaster Rates

    April 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A bill introduced in the House today (April 26) would change the recent webcaster royalty rates set for sound recordings by the Copyright Royalty Board. The stated purpose of the Internet Radio Equality Act, introduced by Reps. Jay Inslee, D-Wash. ...

  5. Italian Biz Lauds Anti-Piracy Victories

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Italy's anti-piracy campaigners are feeling upbeat after two recent successes. The first involved the handing down of a tough sentence by an appeals court in Naples, the country's unofficial piracy capital, in a case that began in 1999. ...

  6. CRB To Reconsider Webcaster Rates

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Copyright Royalty Board will be reviewing objections to its recent decision over webcasting rates. "The Copyright Royalty Judges desire to hear the positions of each party on each of the issues raised in these motions," the judges wr ...

  7. RIAA Targets More Students

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA has sent a second wave of pre-litigation settlement letters for the major labels to universities where there is a high number of illegal file sharing today (March 21). As part of a new "deterrence and education" initiative begun ...

  8. NPR Challenges Webcaster Rates

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT National Public Radio is challenging the Copyright Royalty Board's (CRB) decision setting webcasting rates, which the group says is damaging NPR's commitment to music discovery and education. NPR filed a motion late today (March 19) with ...

  9. EU Parliament Votes On Pan-Euro Music Licensing

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The European Parliament today voted for binding legislation on the online music market, but warned that collective online licensing should be opened-up gradually. The European members of parliament said that a "big bang" opening of onlin ...

  10. Friday Feature: Plugged and Unplugged

    March 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST PLUGGED: Videogame publishers like Electronic Arts and 2K Sports are becoming the music industry's best friends. They are coming up with more innovative ways to promote artists and their music than more traditional outlets like radio or MTV. ...

  11. Euro Societies Call YouTube, MySpace To The Table

    March 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST European copyright societies have asked YouTube and MySpace to bring discussions to a climax on back-payments for unauthorized use of copyright works. Paris-based CISAC and its ally BIEM say they have sent letters to the respective user-generated ...

  12. EC Report Warns Of Online Licensing 'Big Bang'

    February 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST European members of parliament warned Tuesday that a "big-bang" opening-up of collective online licensing could damage music in Europe, as the market would fall into the hands of just a handful of major rights holders. The Euro-MPs calle ...

  13. Two Arrested In Aussie Piracy Raid

    February 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Two people were charged with copyright infringement offences after a raid this morning on a video rental store in Sydney. Police seized 5,000 pirated music and movie DVDs imported from China. The illicit product was selling for between A$7 ($5.40) ...

  14. IFPI: P2P Still A Crime In Italy

    February 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST The issue of downloading in Italy has been at the center of a recent media storm, following the publication of a decision by an court judgment in Rome. The sentence handed down in Italy's foremost criminal court -- Corte di Cassazione -- prom ...

  15. Court Denies XM Request To Dismiss Music Label Suit

    January 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST A federal judge today (Jan. 19) denied XM Satellite Radio's attempt to dismiss the lawsuit brought by major labels over the XM players which record, library and retain music broadcast by the service. In a 23-page opinion, U.S. District Court ...

  16. EU Sets Aside China Piracy Funds

    January 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST The European Union has unveiled a €37.2 million ($48 million) grant to help China stamp out piracy, as the two sides kicked off negotiations on a trade agreement that is intended to boost copyright protection. The EU grant -- confirmed today (Jan. ...

  17. Report: Gowers Won't Budge On U.K. C'right Duration

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST The British record industry's battle for extended copyright protection on sound recordings is heading for a defeat, according to unconfirmed media reports. Ahead of the publication of the Gowers review -- due around the chancellor's Dec. ...

  18. Report: Gowers Won't Budge On U.K. C'right Duration

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST The British record industry's battle for extended copyright protection on sound recordings is heading for a defeat, according to unconfirmed media reports. The British record industry's battle for extended copyright protection on sound r ...

  19. Report: Gowers Won't Budge On U.K. C'right Duration

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST The British record industry's battle for extended copyright protection on sound recordings is heading for a defeat, according to unconfirmed media reports. The British record industry's battle for extended copyright protection on sound r ...

  20. Brits Back Copyright Extension

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Almost two-thirds of the British public are backing the record industry's battle for extended copyright protection for local artists, according to a new report. Almost two-thirds of the British public are backing the record industry's ba ...

  21. AEG Acquires Ken Ehrlich Productions

    November 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Deal will provide new marketing platforms. Deal will provide new marketing platforms. News ...

  22. EC To Shelve Copyright Levies

    October 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Artists fear revenues will be stemmed. A European Commission document has called for the copyright levies imposed on consumer electronics in Europe to be reduced to a minimum, saying they are often redundant in today's technological environme ...

  23. IFPI Steps Up P2P Crusade

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT ,000 new actions brought. The IFPI is riding a new wave of legal actions aimed at illegal file-sharers. More than 8,000 new cases have today (Oct. 17) been launched in 17 countries, including the first-ever actions against file-sharers in Brazil, ...

  24. IFPI Steps Up P2P Crusade

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT ,000 new actions brought. The IFPI is riding a new wave of legal actions aimed at illegal file-sharers. More than 8,000 new cases have today (Oct. 17) been launched in 17 countries, including the first-ever actions against file-sharers in Brazil, ...

  25. IFPI Steps Up P2P Crusade

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT ,000 new actions brought. The IFPI is riding a new wave of legal actions aimed at illegal file-sharers. More than 8,000 new cases have today (Oct. 17) been launched in 17 countries, including the first-ever actions against file-sharers in Brazil, ...

  26. Gwen Gearing Up For New Album, Live DVD

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Concert DVD expected before end of year. Concert DVD expected before end of year. News ...

  27. Jam Productions, Outback Concerts Partner

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Both will continue under their respective banners. Both will continue under their respective banners. News ...

  28. House Holds Piracy Hearing

    September 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Held Sept. 26. A House education subcommittee held its first-ever hearing today (Sept. 26) to review how well higher education and the entertainment industries are working together to combat piracy. Testifying before members of the Subcommittee on ...

  29. Groups Call For Longer Copyright Protection

    September 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sixteen copyright-related organizations on Friday (Sept. 22) presented a joint petition to the Japanese government's Cultural Affairs Agency asking that posthumous copyright protection in Japan be ext Sixteen copyright-related organizations o ...

  30. Beyonce's No-Show At MOBO Annoys Fans

    September 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Audience booed when artist failed to appear. Audience booed when artist failed to appear. News ...

  31. EC Proposes Copyright Levies Cut

    September 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission today (Sept. 13) unveiled plans to set up a clear, efficient system on copyright levies, and to boost intellectual property rights. The European Commission today (Sept. 13) unveiled plans to set up a clear, efficient system ...

  32. EC Proposes Copyright Levies Cut

    September 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission today (Sept. 13) unveiled plans to set up a clear, efficient system on copyright levies, and to boost intellectual property rights. The European Commission today (Sept. 13) unveiled plans to set up a clear, efficient system ...

  33. RIAA Responds To Video Criticism

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Short film aims to educate students on copyright issues. As trade groups criticize a RIAA-prepped educational video on copyright law as misleading and factually inaccurate, the music industry body is defending the short film and responding to crit ...

  34. First DVD Piracy Sentence Handed Out

    August 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Houston jailed for two years. The first New Zealand jail sentence for DVD piracy under the country's Copyright Act was handed down Friday (Aug. 25). John Houston was jailed for two years after pleading guilty to 21 charges related to pirating ...

  35. iTunes Pushes 'Vingles' Promotion

    August 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Digital singles offered as a value add. Digital singles offered as a value add. News ...

  36. MTV Acquires Atom Ent. For $200 Million

    August 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Web deal is latest in a string for network. Web deal is latest in a string for network. News ...

  37. Analysts Predict Australian Industry Rebound

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Indicate positive growth over the next five years. Indicate positive growth over the next five years. News ...

  38. French Council: Individuals Can't Bypass DRM

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Removes key points from copyright bill. Removes key points from copyright bill. News ...

  39. French Council: Individuals Can't Bypass DRM

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Removes key points from copyright bill. The French Constitutional Council has raised concerns and removed some key measures from the long awaited copyright bill, which was adopted by France’s two houses of Parliament June 30. The Council, which is ...

  40. German Consumer Group Blasts 'Lawless' Digital World

    July 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Copyright law has crushed consumer rights for digital media such as music downloads, according to German consumer group VZBV, which has launched a major campaign on the issue. Copyright law has crushed consumer rights for digital media such as mus ...

  41. Court Orders MP3 Site To Shut Down

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Case brought against Techno Design. The Dutch Court of Appeal ruled yesterday (June 15) against Web site operators who offer deep links to unlicensed mp3 files. The decision against Techno Design Internet Programming BV, which operates zoekmp3.nl, ...

  42. Court Orders MP3 Site To Shut Down

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Case brought against Techno Design. The Dutch Court of Appeal ruled yesterday (June 15) against Web site operators who offer deep links to unlicensed mp3 files. The decision against Techno Design Internet Programming BV, which operates zoekmp3.nl, ...

  43. Debate On French Copyright Bill Delayed

    June 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Final debate on France's long-awaited copyright bill won't resume before mid-June, industry sources say. Concluding discussions on the bill were anticipated around May 30. Final debate on France's long-awaited copyright bill won ...

  44. French Politician Backs 'Global License'

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Just months after the French parliament temporarily adopted, then rejected, a "global license" for file-sharing music, the controversial business model is back in the news. Just months after the French parliament temporarily adopted, the ...

  45. French Politician Backs 'Global License'

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Trade bodies slam Royal. Just months after the French parliament temporarily adopted, then rejected, a "global license" for file-sharing music, the controversial business model is back in the news. Sharing her thoughts on copyright issue ...

  46. Tunstall Teams With Origins

    May 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT First brand/band partnership for both sides. First brand/band partnership for both sides. News ...

  47. Mixed Reaction To Oz Copyright Changes

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Proposed changes by the Australian government to copyright laws have been met with a mixed reaction from the local music business. As part of the proposed reform of the country's Copyright Act, unveil Proposed changes by the Australian govern ...

  48. Mixed Reaction To Oz Copyright Changes

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Proposed changes by the Australian government to copyright laws have been met with a mixed reaction from the local music business. As part of the proposed reform of the country's Copyright Act, unveil Proposed changes by the Australian govern ...

  49. AOL Opens Content To Web Developers

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Allows links to music, artist feeds, more. Allows links to music, artist feeds, more. News ...

  50. French Senate Adopts Copyright Bill

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Interoperability issue compromised. Interoperability issue compromised. News ...

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