Digital Millennium Copyright Act

  1. Report: Google/Viacom Case Set For Ruling

    January 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Viacom's $1 billion copyright lawsuit case against YouTube is reportedly heading towards a ruling. According to All Things Digital, three years after the case started both parties have requested a meeting with the federal court judge to discu ...

  2. Business Matters: Hastings, ACTA, SoundExchange

    November 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Retailer Hastings posted a net loss of about $3.7 million in Q3 2009 ending October 31. The company's loss through the first ten months of ...

  3. Business Matters: Lord Mandelson, EFF, Apple

    October 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Lord Mandelson , the British Business Secretary, will forge ahead with his legislative measures to cut off the Internet connections of illegal ...

  4. Business Matters: Lala, Viacom, YouTube, EMI

    October 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Lala has some pretty incredible sale prices for the Top 200 Albums of the 2000s feature at Pitchfork. Radiohead 's "Kid A" is $1 ...

  5. Judge Dismisses UMG Suit Against Veoh

    September 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group has lost a bid to hold online video streaming site Veoh accountable for users who post copyrighted material to the service. A Los Angeles court awarded a summary judgment to Veoh, ruling that the company’s activities fall und ...

  6. Briefs: Jammie Thomas Case, Imeem, Pirate Bay

    June 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- In the Jammie Thomas file-sharing case, the judge will allow evidence collected by MediaSentry and barred Thomas from using fair use as a defense. Fair use is an affirmative defense, meaning there is acknowledgement of the facts of a plaintiff& ...

  7. Report: SeeqPod Offers Source Code To Developers

    March 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Music search engine SeeqPod is taking an interesting approach to its ongoing dispute with the music industry. According to a post on Wired, the company is offering to sell its source code - the key technology that powers the search engine - to any ...

  8. Updated: ISPs Discuss Anti-Piracy Initiatives

    March 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Internet service providers AT&T and Comcast outlined their efforts to work with the music industry to combat online piracy during a panel session at the Leadership Music Digital Summit in Nashville this week. Contrary to earlier reports, neith ...

  9. Judge Rules In Favor Of Veoh

    August 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT On Aug. 27, U.S. District Judge Howard Lloyd ruled that online video-sharing service Veoh isn't liable for copyright infringement for material uploaded to its Web site by users, dismissing a lawsuit brought by adult entertainment production c ...

  10. Judge Declines To Toss Claim Against UMG

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group suffered a setback in its defense of a lawsuit over a YouTube takedown notice, when the presiding judge declined to dismiss the case. The ruling opens the door to how "fair use" may be taken into account before dema ...

  11. Social.fm No More

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Self-styled "P2P radio" network Social.fm has gone out of business. A visit to it's Web page merely states "The Company is unfortunately no longer in business and therefore cannot continue its service to you." It closed Ju ...

  12. EMI Files Suit Against Social Networking Site

    June 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Group on Friday filed a lawsuit against social networking site Hi5, alleging copyright infringement over user-uploaded videos that include music from the label's artists. Also included in the suit is Hi5 video service provider Video ...

  13. Digital Briefs: RIAA, UMG Suit, Metallica

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - A profile of RIAA lawsuit defendant-turned-crusader Tanya Anderson in BusinessWeek . She serves as an interesting test case for how the RIAA's anti-piracy litigation campaign affects the faces behind the subpoenas, as well as the front door ...

  14. Canada's Copyright Act Revisions Get Shelved

    December 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Revisions to Canada's Copyright Act, which were expected to be announced today, have been put on hold without any indication of when they might be introduced. The Canadian Conservative government under Industry Minister Jim Prentice had place ...

  15. UMG Hits Veoh With Suit

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group filed suit against online video site Veoh, claiming copyright infringement. The company first threatened the suit last month, to which Veoh responded with a preemptive suit, asking a federal court to block any potential legal ...

  16. Cherry Lane Joins YouTube Suit

    June 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Cherry Lane Music Publishing has joined the class action suit filed last month against YouTube and its parent company, Google. Indie publisher Bourne Co. and the Football Assn. Premier League are the lead plaintiffs in the proposed class action su ...

  17. UMG Backs Off

    May 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group has dropped its bid to have a video report criticizing rap star Akon removed from YouTube. Commentator Michelle Malkin, founder of the conservative news Web site hotair.com , posted a video editorial slamming Akon's anti ...

  18. Sony BMG Vs. Yahoo, Closing Arguments

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After a six-year litigation, a federal jury in New York on Friday unanimously found Yahoo! not liable to Sony BMG Music Entertainment for copyright infringement. Billboard attended the closing arguments, and spoke with two of the six jurors after ...

  19. Boucher Re-Introduces Fair Use Bill

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST For the third time in as many Congressional sessions, Rep. Rick Boucher, D-Va., has introduced a bill that would expand the protection of fair use under copyright law. Like the other bills he introduced over the last four years, the new bill could ...

  20. YouTube Taken To Task In Japan

    December 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Japanese rights holders are demanding that YouTube take steps to prevent their copyrighted content from being uploaded to the popular video-sharing Web site without their permission. In a letter sent to YouTube on Dec. 4 and released on Dec. 5, a ...

  21. Universal Music Group Sues MySpace

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group is taking on the Internet's most popular social networking site and its global media parent. UMG labels and publishers sued MySpace and parent company News Corporation today (Nov Universal Music Group is taking on the In ...

  22. YouTube Deletes 30,000 Files

    October 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT YouTube has removed some 30,000 files from its Web site following complaints of copyright infringement by 23 Japanese broadcasters and other rights holders, local authors society JASRAC said Oct. 20. YouTube has removed some 30,000 files from its ...

  23. YouTube Sued For Copyright Infringement

    July 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Lawsuit filed by a Los Angeles journalist. YouTube, the popular Internet video sharing site, is being sued for copyright infringement, setting the stage for a courtroom battle over the interpretation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Consid ...

  24. YouTube Sued For Copyright Infringement

    July 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Lawsuit filed by a Los Angeles journalist. YouTube, the popular Internet video sharing site, is being sued for copyright infringement, setting the stage for a courtroom battle over the interpretation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Consid ...

  25. House Members Debate 'Fair Use'

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST A House Commerce Committee panel held an oversight hearing Nov. 16 to debate whether or not the "fair use" section of the Copyright Act needs to be broadened. Fair use gives scholars, researchers and WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A House Commerce ...

  26. House Members Debate 'Fair Use'

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST A House Commerce Committee panel held an oversight hearing today (Nov. 16) to debate whether or not the 'fair use' section of the Copyright Act needs to be broadened. Fair use gives scholars, research A House Commerce Committee panel hel ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. Behind the Deal: The Interactive Nature of LAUNCHcast Undecided

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Record companies had a minor setback Nov. 3 when the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York refused to grant a summary judgment in a case focusing on the interactive nature of Inter Record companies had a minor setback Nov. 3 wh ...

  29. Labels Face Minor Setback In Launch Media Suit

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Record labels had a minor setback Nov. 4 when the federal District Court in New York refused to say definitively that Launch Media's LAUNCHcast with its "consumer influenced" playlists are interactive NEW YORK -- Record labels had a ...

  30. Labels Face Minor Setback In Launch Media Suit

    November 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Record labels had a minor setback Nov. 4 when the federal District Court in New York refused to say definitively that Launch Media's LAUNCHcast with its "consumer influenced" playlists are interactive Record labels had a minor setba ...

  31. Court Nominee Roberts' Panel Rejected P2P Ruling

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT President Bush's pick to succeed Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was part of the three-judge panel that threw out a section of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that would have given entertainment comp WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Repo ...

  32. Macrovision Sues Sima, Interburn

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Macrovision filed a lawsuit June 15 against Sima Products Corp. and Interburn Enterprises, alleging that the companies manufacture software that infringes on Macrovision's intellectual property and vi LOS ANGELES -- Macrovision filed a lawsui ...

  33. Macrovision Sues Sima, Interburn

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Suit claims Digital Millennium Copyright Act violations. Macrovision Corp. filed a lawsuit today (June 15) against Sima Products Corp. and Interburn Enterprises Inc. alleging that both companies manufacture software that infringes on Macrovision&# ...

  34. 'Fair Use' Bill Draws Ire Of Rights Holders

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Some of the most important copyright holders, including the motion picture studios, sports leagues and the entertainment unions, are urging lawmakers to oppose legislation that would scale back intell WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- S ...

  35. Case Summary: DMCA Subpoenas

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Industry Assn. of America in 2003 served subpoenas on two universities, seeking the identities of two individuals who were downloading unauthorized music files. The universities provided The Recording Industry Assn. of America in 200 ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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. ...

  38. Injunctions Put Software Maker 321 Studios Out Of Biz

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Software company 321 Studios -- developer of "Games X Copy" and "DVD X Copy" software, which allegedly allows users to bypass PC game and DVD encryption technology -- ceased operations on Aug. 3. LOS ANGELES -- Software company ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. Boucher Bill Raises Ire At House Judiciary Committee

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A public shouting match, the likes of which is seldom seen here, is going on between two House of Representatives committees that are of importance to content holders and users. WASHINGTON -- A public shouting match, the likes of which is seldom s ...

  41. Game Makers Sue 321 Studios Over Copying Software

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Atari, Electronic Arts and Vivendi Universal Games have filed suit against 321 Studios, alleging that the company's Games X Copy software is a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. LOS ANGELES -- Atari, Electronic Arts and Vivend ...

  42. House To Re-Examine DMCA Digital Royalty Issue

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A House copyright panel will soon announce an oversight hearing to review a section of the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) that deals with the performance right for digital sound recordin WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A House copyright panel wi ...

  43. Studios Sue Web Site For Selling DVD Copying Software

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. and Paramount Pictures Corp. have filed a lawsuit against online retailer Technology One. The plaintiffs allege that Technology One is continuing to sell the banned "D LOS ANGELES -- Twentieth Century Fox Film ...

  44. UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group (UMG) has filed suit against three subsidiaries of New York-based American International Group Inc. (AIG): American Home Assurance Co., National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pitts UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case NIP ...

  45. 321 Banned From Selling DVD-Copy Software

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Macrovision has won a preliminary injunction against 321 Studios, which bars 321 from selling its DVD-copying software. LOS ANGELES--Macrovision has won a preliminary injunction against 321 Studios, which bars 321 from selling its DVD-copying soft ...

  46. Federal Judge Grants Another 321 Injunction

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Judge Richard Owen of the Federal Court for the Southern District of New York found that 321's "DVD X" line of software violates the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) of 1998 and Macrovision's c Macrovision has won a prel ...

  47. Federal Judge Grants Another 321 Injunction

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Decision reached in Macrovision case. Macrovision has won a preliminary injunction against 321 Studios which bars the company from selling its DVD-copying software. Judge Richard Owen of the Federal Court for the Southern District of New York foun ...

  48. DMCA Adjustment Fuels Capitol Hill Debate

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT There's a lot of buzz on Capitol Hill about a pending bill that seeks to enlarge the "fair use" sections of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The main provision, The Digital Media Consumers WASHINGTON--There's a lot ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. Software Maker Added To Fair-Use Hearing

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Studios' Moore to testify to House panel. The founder of 321 Studios, which developed software that allows consumers to copy DVDs, has been added to the copyright House panel hearing set for tomorrow (May 12). The subcommittee will debate ...

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