Department of Trade and Industry

  1. Two of South Africa's Largest Royalty Collection Agencies Join Forces

    April 29, 2011 12:00 PM EDT Two leading South African royalty collection societies have signed a memorandum of understanding as the first step to forming the country's first joint mechanical rights collecting society. In what marks the first major agreement between Sout ...

  2. "Needletime" Breakthrough At SA's Moshito Conference

    August 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT South Africa's labels body has used the platform of the fourth annual Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition to unveil details of a new national collecting society. The new society, the South African Music Performance Rights Association (SAM ...

  3. U.K. Industry, Gov't Discuss Digital Market Issues

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A package of measures to support the music industry as it struggles to adapt to the new digital market was presented earlier this week to the U.K. government. Senior industry representatives met with government officials at a music summit on Monda ...

  4. New U.K. Gov't Strategy To Rout Touts

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The British government has set out a new strategy to restrict rogue ticket sale practices. Speaking at a summit Wednesday (April 26) on the black market trade for entertainment tickets, Secretary of S The British government has set out a new strat ...

  5. New U.K. Gov't Strategy To Rout Touts

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The British government has set out a new strategy to restrict rogue ticket sale practices. Speaking at a summit Wednesday (April 26) on the black market trade for entertainment tickets, Secretary of S The British government has set out a new strat ...

  6. Brit Gov't Steps Up Fight Against Scalpers

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST The U.K. government's Department of Trade and Industry has declared online ticket-sales operation Get Me Tickets Limited as illegitimate and called for it to be shut down. The DTI is also pressing for The U.K. government's Department of ...

  7. Brit Gov't Steps Up Fight Against Scalpers

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST The U.K. government's Department of Trade and Industry has declared online ticket-sales operation Get Me Tickets Limited as illegitimate and called for it to be shut down. The DTI is also pressing for The U.K. government's Department of ...

  8. British Government Launches Anti-Piracy Plan

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The British government has unveiled a national strategy on fighting counterfeiters, with a special focus on intellectual property (IP). LONDON -- The British government has unveiled a national strategy on fighting counterfeiters, with a special fo ...

  9. Collecting Society PPL Brings Case Against U.K. Gov't

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Collecting society PPL has taken legal action against the British government for failing to implement a European directive that would extend the circumstances under which royalties should be paid for LONDON -- Collecting society PPL has taken lega ...

  10. Brit Government To Face The Music In Court

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT London-based collecting society Phonographic Performance Ltd. (PPL) has cleared the first hurdle in a legal case it launched against the British government. London-based collecting society Phonographic Performance Ltd. (PPL) has cleared the first ...

  11. Brit Government To Face The Music In Court

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT PPL takes legal action over royalty directive. London-based collecting society Phonographic Performance Ltd. (PPL) has cleared the first hurdle in a legal case it launched against the British government. PPL is accusing the government of failing t ...

  12. British Gov't Launches New IP Initiative

    March 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST The British government is creating a forum to tackle intellectual-property rights issues. The initiative aims to bring about "a shared approach in the fight against piracy and a better understanding a The British government is creating a foru ...

  13. Uni 8th Best U.K. Company To Work For: Poll

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music U.K. has been named one of the top 10 companies to work for in Britain, according to a new poll on the country's leading firms. Universal Music U.K. has been named one of the top 10 companies to work for in Britain, according ...