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  1. IFPI Reports Initial Success In P2P Litigation Cases

    June 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Euro consumers recognize illegality of file-sharing. 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 s ...

  2. Italy Mulls Modifying Tough New Anti-Piracy Law

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Italian government has suggested that it could radically modify the Decreto Urbani (Urbani Decree) on copyright and file-sharing one week after it was placed on the statute books (ELW, May 31). MILAN -- The Italian government has suggested tha ...

  3. Lamar Alexander Jumps On PIRATE Act

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., declared yesterday (May 26) that he will co-sponsor the pending "Protecting Intellectual Rights Against Theft and Expropriation Act of 2004" (PIRATE Act). Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., declared yesterday ( ...

  4. ClearPlay-Inspired Law Looms

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Legislation to end the dispute between moviemakers and a company that makes a DVD player that edits movies for sexual content, foul language and violence could come in two weeks unless the parties mak WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter)--Legislation t ...

  5. ClearPlay Hearing In D.C. This Week

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The House Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property has scheduled a hearing Thursday (May 20) to examine the so-called moral rights issues in a legal dispute between the motion pi WASHINGTON--The House Subcommittee on Courts, ...

  6. Hyperion Records Embroiled In Copyright Row

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A British composer, who claims four of his arrangements were released on CD without his approval and without his being recognized as the author, has launched a High Court battle for up to £50,000 ($8 LONDON--A British composer, who claims four of ...

  7. U.S. Reps Split On Proposed DMCA Amendment

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Federal lawmakers are wrestling with possible reforms to the "fair use" sections of the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Federal lawmakers are wrestling with possible reforms to the "fair use" sections of the 1998 Digital ...

  8. Artists Divided On File-Sharing

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Retailers, consumers and the Recording Industry Assn. of America have been debating file-sharing issues ad nauseum. Now, it's the musician's turn. Artists are sharply divided on whether they think file-sharing is a good or evil force for ...

  9. Woman Fined For Ignoring RIAA Charges

    May 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge has fined a Connecticut woman $6,000 for lack of response to an RIAA lawsuit accusing her of downloading copyright-protected music from the Internet. A federal judge has fined a Connecticut woman $6,000 for lack of response to an R ...

  10. Industry Sues New Round Of File-Sharers

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA filed a new round of copyright-infringement cases against suspected file-sharers today (April 28). Today's actions accused 477 people, including 69 users of networks at 14 universities, of il The RIAA filed a new round of copyright-i ...

  11. MP3 The Choice Of Chinese Users: Survey

    April 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT % of interviewees prefer MP3 format. 82% of interviewees prefer MP3 format. News ...

  12. Italy's FIMI, FPM Disappointed Over P2P Decree

    April 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italian labels body FIMI and anti-piracy association FPM have jointly expressed a "strong sense of disappointment" at a government decree on illegal file-sharing. "The decree makes Italy the only Euro Italian labels body FIMI and an ...

  13. Courtney Love to Stand Trial in Calif. Drug Case

    April 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Case stems from Oct. 2 incident. Case stems from Oct. 2 incident. News ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. New Bill Consolidates Measures Vs. File-Sharing

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST House lawmakers on the Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property marked up legislation today (March 31) that deals aggressively with file-sharing over the Internet. The bill was f House lawmakers on the Subcommittee on Courts, ...

  16. ASCAP Signs On To FastTrack Alliance

    March 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST ASCAP has joined the FastTrack international alliance of performing rights groups. FastTrack operates a digital network of copyrights, with the aim of facilitating international licensing and royalty ASCAP has joined the FastTrack international al ...

  17. Bill Allows For Civil Copyright-Infringement Cases

    March 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST In what is seen as a major move forward for the recording industry's fight against online piracy, two Senate lawmakers today (March 25) introduced legislation that would allow the Department of Justic In what is seen as a major move forward f ...

  18. NZ Industry Objects To CD Copying Plan

    March 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Record Industry Assn. of New Zealand (RIANZ) is objecting to government plans to change the country's Copyright Law. The disputed changes would allow consumers to duplicate audio files for persona The Record Industry Assn. of New Zealand ...

  19. Univision, Agmobile Form Mobile Content Alliance

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST New unit to offer Spanish-language ringtones, more. New unit to offer Spanish-language ringtones, more. News ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Piracy Deterrence and Education Act

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bill to educate the public about application of Internet copyright laws. http://www.vnuemedia.com/digitalmall/store/product_view.jsp?product_id=16506&category_name=Entertainment News ...

  23. Anti-Counterfeiting Amendments

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST A bill that aids civil remedies counterfeiting copyrighted sound recordings, computer software, special ink and holograms. http://www.vnuemedia.com/digitalmall/store/product_view.jsp?product_id=16500&category_name=Entertainment News ...

  24. Enhancing Federal Obscenity Reporting and Copyright Enforcement Act

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST A bill to enhance Internet copyright enforcement. http://www.vnuemedia.com/digitalmall/store/product_view.jsp?product_id=16498&category_name=Entertainment News ...

  25. French Shop Owner Convicted In Piracy Case

    February 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST The owner of a shop in Toulouse, France, was convicted on Feb. 10 for producing illegal copies of sound recordings with CD-R equipment. LONDON--The owner of a shop in Toulouse, France, was convicted on Feb. 10 for producing illegal copies of sound ...

  26. Canadian Biz Seeking User IDs From ISPs

    February 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST CRIA files motion to obtain names of alleged pirates. CRIA files motion to obtain names of alleged pirates. News ...

  27. Copyright Office Sets Webcaster Royalty Rates

    February 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Copyright Office has published long-awaited royalty rates for Web music broadcasts, ending a year-long process marked by legal and financial wrangling. Regulations published last Friday (Feb. The U.S. Copyright Office has published long-a ...

  28. GESAC Urges U.S. to Change Copyright Law

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST GESAC, the European group of societies of authors and composers, has renewed its plea for the U.S. to modify its Copyright Act to compel bars, restaurants and shops to pay royalties for the public per CANNES, France--GESAC, the European group of s ...

  29. Barbershop 2

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Like the movie it supports, this soundtrack sequel is not quite as good as the original. Like the movie it supports, this soundtrack sequel is not quite as good as the original. News ...

  30. iTunes Lands Sigur Rós Exclusive

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Three new songs hit digital service. Three new songs hit digital service. News ...

  31. RIAA Sues 532 More File-Sharers

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST The RIAA today (Jan. 21) announced that it has filed a new round of copyright-infringement suits against 532 individual consumers who have allegedly distributed copyrighted music over peer-to-peer net The RIAA today (Jan. 21) announced that it has ...

  32. RIAA Settles With Vinyl Pressing Plant

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST The RIAA on Friday said it has reached a $200,000 settlement with Nashville-based vinyl manufacturer United Record Pressing. According to the trade group, United was pressing unauthorized recordings f The RIAA on Friday said it has reached a $200, ...

  33. Belgian Body Sues 4 Majors

    January 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Watchdog group Test-Achats/Test Aankoop files suit Belgian consumers' watchdog group Test-Achats/Test Aankoop is suing four of the major record companies for installing copy-control mechanisms in CDs that hinder playback on car stereos and co ...

  34. Belgian Body Sues 4 Majors

    January 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Watchdog group Test-Achats/Test Aankoop files suit Belgian consumers' watchdog group Test-Achats/Test Aankoop is suing four of the major record companies for installing copy-control mechanisms in CDs that hinder playback on car stereos and co ...

  35. Belgian Body Sues 4 Majors

    January 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Watchdog group Test-Achats/Test Aankoop brings suit Belgian consumers' watchdog group Test-Achats/Test Aankoop is suing four of the major record companies for installing copy-control mechanisms in CDs that hinder playback on car stereos and c ...

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