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  1. Judge Awards $300,000 In Oscar Film Copy Case

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST A federal judge has awarded a $300,000 default judgment against a man for allowing copies to be made of two movies he received as part of Academy Award promotions, Warner Bros. said Nov. 23. LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -- A federal judge has awarded a $ ...

  2. UMG Reports Q3 Gains

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Operating income multiplies. Operating income multiplies. News ...

  3. Cuban: Digital Biz Must Embrace New Distribution

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Multiple formats should be simultaneously released. Multiple formats should be simultaneously released. News ...

  4. Proposed Israeli Bill Updates Copyright Act

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST A new copyright amendment is under consideration in Israel, but response from the country's music industry is lukewarm. TEL AVIV, Israel -- A new copyright amendment is under consideration in Israel, but response from the country's music ...

  5. Aussie File-Sharing Service On Trial

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Brisbane-based file-sharing Web site MP3s4free.net was one of the biggest copyright infringing services in the world, the Australian Federal Court heard yesterday (Oct. 25). Brisbane-based file-sharing Web site MP3s4free.net was one of the biggest ...

  6. Aussie File Sharing Service On Trial

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Brisbane-based file-sharing Web site MP3s4free.net was one of the biggest copyright infringing services in the world, the Australian Federal Court heard yesterday (Oct. 25). Brisbane-based file-sharing Web site MP3s4free.net was one of the biggest ...

  7. Labels, Puretunes Settlement Reached

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The major labels have reached a $10 million agreement to settle their copyright-infringement lawsuit against owners and operators of the Puretunes.com Web site, the RIAA announced today (Oct. 25). NEW YORK -- The major labels have reached a $10 mi ...

  8. Behind the Deal: DOJ's Intellectual Property Task Force Report

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As the music industry continues its legal challenges to unauthorized file sharing, the Department of Justice is shoring up its efforts to protect intellectual property. As the music industry continues its legal challenges to unauthorized file shar ...

  9. Majors, Puretunes Reach $10.5M Settlement

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The major labels have reached a $10.5 million agreement to settle their copyright-infringement lawsuit against owners and operators of the Puretunes.com Web site, the RIAA announced today (Oct. 25). The major labels have reached a $10.5 million ag ...

  10. Sony BMG Names Austria Chief

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Unterholzner reports to Steinkamp. Unterholzner reports to Steinkamp. News ...

  11. Jetgroove Drops 50,000 Infringing Tracks

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music download service Jetgroove.com has removed more than 50,000 copyright-infringing tracks and albums after the recorded music industry instigated anti-piracy action against it. Music download service Jetgroove.com has removed more than 50,000 ...

  12. Jetgroove Drops 50,000 Infringing Tracks

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music download service Jetgroove.com has removed more than 50,000 copyright-infringing tracks and albums after the recorded music industry instigated anti-piracy action against it. Music download service Jetgroove.com has removed more than 50,000 ...

  13. SoundExchange Joins Int'l Webcast Agreement

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reciprocal deal allows for 'one-stop' streaming license. SoundExchange, the U.S. digital performance rights society, has signed the IFPI's international Webcasting agreement. The agreement allows Webcasters and simulcasters to strea ...

  14. SoundExchange Joins Int'l Webcast Agreement

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reciprocal deal allows for 'one-stop' streaming license. SoundExchange, the U.S. digital performance rights society, has signed the IFPI's international Webcasting agreement. The agreement allows Webcasters and simulcasters to strea ...

  15. SoundExchange Joins Int'l Webcast Agreement

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reciprocal deal allows for 'one-stop' streaming license. SoundExchange, the U.S. digital performance rights society, has signed the IFPI's international Webcasting agreement. The agreement allows Webcasters and simulcasters to strea ...

  16. U.K., France To Start Suing File-sharers

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The recorded music industry is stepping up its fight against illegal file-sharing by launching 459 legal actions against music "uploaders" throughout Europe. The recorded music industry is stepping up its fight against illegal file-shari ...

  17. House Hearing Lauds Colleges' P2P Efforts

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT At a hearing today (Oct. 5) in Washington, D.C., two House copyright champions applauded the recording industry and the university community for their joint efforts over the last 17 months to rein in At a hearing today (Oct. 5) in Washington, D.C. ...

  18. Induce Bill Yanked For Revisions

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A markup of major legislation to go after peer-to-peer companies that "induce" the public into copyright infringement was pulled Sept. 29 from the Senate Judiciary Committee's vote agenda. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A markup of major legis ...

  19. Induce Bill Yanked For Revisions

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A markup of major legislation to go after P2P companies that "induce" the public into copyright infringement was pulled last night (Sept. 29) from the Senate Judiciary Committee's vote agenda for toda A markup of major legislation t ...

  20. Senate Committee Passes CARP Reform Bill

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 21 passed the House-approved Copyright Royalty and Distribution Reform Act, H.R. 1417. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 21 passed the House-approved Copyright Royalty and Distribut ...

  21. Legal Matters

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lawsuits may swamp the music industry if Congress fails to resolve conflicting court decisions on copyright issues. Read Susan Butler's column. Lawsuits may swamp the music industry if Congress fails to resolve conflicting court decisions on ...

  22. New Taiwan Laws Tighten Copyright Protection

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New amendments to the Taiwanese copyright legislation give more muscle to the music industry in its fight against online and optical-media piracy and offer greater protection to rights holders. TAIPEI -- New amendments to the Taiwanese copyright l ...

  23. Legal Matters

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Artists can now sell live concert CDs hours after a performance, but copyright law may present stumbling blocks. Read Susan Butler's column. Artists can now sell live concert CDs hours after a performance, but copyright law may present stumbl ...

  24. French Suit Aims at Anti-Piracy Technology

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Copyright protection technologies used to prevent CDs from being pirated online are facing a legal challenge in France, where a judge placed record label EMI Group Plc under formal investigation for u Copyright protection technologies used to prev ...

  25. French Suit Aims at Anti-Piracy Technology

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Copyright protection technologies used to prevent CDs from being pirated online are facing a legal challenge in France, where a judge placed record label EMI Group Plc under formal investigation for u Copyright protection technologies used to prev ...

  26. Aussie Indies Reject Push For Blank-Media Levy

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australia's Assn. of Independent Records Labels (AIR) has rejected calls for the implementation of a blank-media tax, which could be used as blanket compensation for copyright owners whose works are b Australia's Assn. of Independent Rec ...

  27. NMPA President/CEO Edward Murphy Leaves His Post

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Edward P. Murphy is leaving his post as president/CEO of the National Music Publishers' Assn. - NEW YORK -- A strong advocate for songwriters' and music publishers' rights is retiring from the National Music Publishers' Assn. ( ...

  28. Copyright Office Invites Comments

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Copyright Office is proposing to amend its regulations to permit the Library of Congress to record unpublished radio programs and other audio and audiovisual transmission programs. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Copyright Office is proposin ...

  29. Brit Gov't Gets Tough On Piracy

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The British government has unveiled its national strategy to crack down on piracy. The government's Patent Office is co-ordinating a broad group of brand owners, customs, police and trading standards The British government has unveiled its na ...

  30. Brit Gov't Gets Tough On Piracy

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The British government has unveiled its national strategy to crack down on piracy. The government's Patent Office is co-ordinating a broad group of brand owners, customs, police and trading standards The British government has unveiled its na ...

  31. Anticipate New Technologies When Drafting Copyright Licenses

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With so much money to be made from DVD sales, entertainment companies need to make sure they have secured all the necessary copyrights to release these works in the DVD format. If you long to see your favorite old television shows or movies again, ...

  32. RIAA, iMesh Settle Lawsuit

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA says its member companies have reached a settlement in their copyright-infringement lawsuit against peer-to-peer network iMesh. NEW YORK -- The RIAA says its member companies have reached a settlement in their copyright-infringement lawsu ...

  33. Copyright Office Seeks Performance Right For HD Radio

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Copyright Office has told Congress that with the advent of high-definition (HD) digital radio, the time has come to grant a full performance right in sound recording to labels and artists. WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Copyright Office has told ...

  34. MusicMatch Bows On-Demand Sub Service

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Playlists can be shared with friends. Playlists can be shared with friends. News ...

  35. Venue Operators Talk Talent At IAAM

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Conference addresses difficult touring environment. Conference addresses difficult touring environment. News ...

  36. Update: Pols Aim To Pass Induce Act This Fall

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hatch, Leahy call for language suggestions for bill. Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, vows to pass the Induce Act before the end of Congress this fall. Speaking today (July 22) at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Hatch said his bill was meant &qu ...

  37. Industry Eyes On Induce Act Hearing

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mitch Bainwol, chairman/CEO of the RIAA, will be the record-industry witness at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing today (July 22) on the so-called Induce bill. Mitch Bainwol, chairman/CEO of the RIAA, will be the record-industry witness at th ...

  38. RIAA, iMesh Settle Lawsuit

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA says its member companies have reached a settlement in their copyright-infringement lawsuit against peer-to-peer network iMesh. The RIAA says its member companies have reached a settlement in their copyright-infringement lawsuit against p ...

  39. RIAA, iMesh Settle Lawsuit

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA says its member companies have reached a settlement in their copyright-infringement lawsuit against peer-to-peer network iMesh. The RIAA says its member companies have reached a settlement in their copyright-infringement lawsuit against p ...

  40. Controversial Induce Act Headed For Hearing

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Senate Judiciary Committee has planned a hearing for July 22 to debate the so-called Induce Act. Meanwhile, RIAA chairman/CEO Mitch Bainwol on July 13 sent a letter of support for the legislation WASHINGTON -- The Senate Judiciary Committee ha ...

  41. Controversial Induce Act Headed For Hearing

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Senate Judiciary Committee is poised to announce a hearing to debate the so-called Induce Act. Meanwhile, RIAA chairman/CEO Mitch Bainwol today (July 13) sent a letter of support for the legislati The Senate Judiciary Committee is poised to an ...

  42. Coalition Decries Copyright Bill

    July 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT More than 40 consumer electronic, Internet and high-tech companies and groups are urging the Senate Judiciary Committee to take a go-slow approach to legislation that that would allow creative artists More than 40 consumer electronic, Internet and ...

  43. Australia Ups Support For Personal Copying

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Australian music industry and Parliament are increasing their support for proposed changes to the copyright law that would introduce a levy on blank recording media. SYDNEY -- The Australian music industry and Parliament are increasing their s ...

  44. Study: Global Entertainment Biz To Hit $1.67 Trillion In 2008

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The global entertainment and media industries generated revenues of $1.23 trillion in 2003, and that figure is expected to grow to $1.67 trillion by 2008, according to a new study issued by PriceWater Study: Global Entertainment Biz To Hit $1.67 T ...

  45. A Flap Over 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight'

    July 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT African lawyers sue Disney over copyright issue. African lawyers sue Disney over copyright issue. News ...

  46. Hatch's Induce Act Targets P2P Services

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced a late-session bill June 22 that would allow artists and labels to sue peer-to-peer companies that profit from e Hatch's Induce Act Targets P2P Services C ...

  47. Senate OKs PIRATE, ART Acts

    June 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Senate today (June 25) passed two important pieces of anti-piracy legislation that will help federal prosecutors bring copyright-infringement lawsuits that carry both civil and criminal penalties. The Senate today (June 25) passed two importan ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. IFPI Reports Initial Success In P2P Litigation Cases

    June 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The wave of online piracy lawsuits recently initiated in Europe by international industry trade body IFPI is yielding initial results. The London-based organization reports today (June 8) that several The wave of online piracy lawsuits recently in ...

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