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  1. Business Matters: Sony Music Revenue Up; UK Court Orders ISP to Block Web Site

    July 28, 2011 3:25 PM EDT Sony Music Revenues Up -- Sony Music Entertainment revenue increased 7% to $1.35 billion in the quarter ended June 30, although the company's earnings release shows a 0.6% decline in yen-denominated revenue due to the currency's apprecia ...

  2. Netherlands Pursuing Stronger Copyright Enforcement

    April 12, 2011 2:45 PM EDT The Netherlands could soon take a harsher stance on piracy if the government pursues proposed changes to its copyright law. On Tuesday the country's Secretary for Security and Justice, Fred Teeven, announced the government's aim to chang ...

  3. Dutch ISPs Won't Have To Block Pirate Bay

    July 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A Dutch court has ruled that two of the leading Internet Service Providers in the Netherlands will not have to block access to the Pirate Bay for their subscribers. TorrentFreak reports that the court found there was no evidence that the majority ...

  4. This Week's Top 10 Most Popular Stories

    December 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST The following is a round-up of the 10 most popular stories on Billboard.biz during the past week. 1. Susan Boyle's First-Week U.S. Album Sales Projected At 550K+ U.S. music retailers say they are realizing Susan Boyle’s dreams, as her album “ ...

  5. BitTorrent Site Mininova Cuts Service

    November 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST Leading Netherlands-based BitTorrent site Mininova has disabled its copyright-infringing service with immediate effect, following a judgment by a Dutch court. According to the figures released by IFPI, Mininova has facilitated more than 10 billion ...

  6. Business Matters: Sky Songs, The Pirate Bay, DJ Hero

    October 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- The European Parliament dropped from a Telecom bill an amendment that would have protected citizen’s right to Internet access. In doing away wi ...

  7. Pirate Bay Owners To Appeal Dutch Ruling

    July 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The owners of controversial Swedish file-sharing site the Pirate Bay have announced that they will appeal a July 30 injunction that prohibits the site from operating in the Netherlands. The ruling by the district court of Amsterdam ordered the Pir ...

  8. Would-be Buyer Of Pirate Bay Backpedals In Court

    July 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The would-be buyer of Web site the Pirate Bay backpedaled in a Dutch court, saying that it is uncertain whether the purchase will ever be completed. Lawyer Ricardo Dijkstra said Sweden's Global Gaming Factory X would only buy the Pirate Bay i ...

  9. PRS Wins Legal Battle To Halt Pan-Euro Licence

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. collecting society the Performing Right Society (PRS) has a won a court case to prevent its Dutch equivalent, Buma, from issuing an unauthorised pan-European licence for online rights. Buma announced on July 19 that it had issued such a licen ...