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  1. Court Sides With Gamemaker In Piracy Case

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Three men illegally bypassed anti-piracy controls when they developed free technology to let computer users play some games against each other online without using the gamemaker's own system, a federa ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Three men illegally byp ...

  2. Grokster: Tech Companies Respond

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Concerns about innovation abound. Filetrading companies were less than thrilled with today's Supreme Court (June 27) ruling against fellow P2P company Grokster. But they weren't alone in expressing concern about how the decision may chal ...

  3. The Digital Rights Bundle: Real Progress For Copyright Owners?

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST In April 2005, BMI will mark the 10th anniversary of the music industry's first license for the digital performance of music over the Internet. Del Bryant is president/CEO of BMI. In April 2005, BMI will mark the 10th anniversary of the music ...

  4. Universal Calls For Kazaa Owner's Identity

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Australia has asked a Sydney judge to order Sharman Networks to reveal the identity of its owner. Universal Music and the other leading Australian record labels are suing Sharman for a Sydney -- Universal Music Australia has asked ...

  5. Universal Calls For Kazaa Owner's Identity

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Australia has asked a Sydney judge to order Sharman Networks to reveal the identity of its owner. Universal Music and the other leading Australian record labels are suing Sharman for a Universal Music Australia has asked a Sydney j ...

  6. Universal Calls For Kazaa Owner's Identity

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Australia has asked a Sydney judge to order Sharman Networks to reveal the identity of its owner. Universal Music and the other leading Australian record labels are suing Sharman for a Universal Music Australia has asked a Sydney j ...

  7. Groups Ask Court To Overturn "Broadcast Flag"

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A coalition of nine public-interest groups ranging from the American Library Assn. to the Consumers Union are telling the federal court here that it needs to overturn the Federal Communication Commiss WASHINGTON, D.C. ( The Hollywood Reporter ) -- ...

  8. JibJab Settles With Guthrie Publisher

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT This song is my song, this song is your song. That's the agreement reached between the publishers of Woody Guthrie's classic "This Land is Your Land" and JibJab Media, creators of an animated Internet LOS ANGELES (AP) -- This s ...

  9. Case Analysis Of Sony Music Entertainment v. Does 1 - 40

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT On July 26, 2004, judge Denny Chin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York issued an opinion in the RIAA case filed by 17 record companies against 40 unidentified Doe defendan On July 26, 2004, judge Denny Chin of the U.S. ...

  10. Megadeth Founders Exchange Lawsuits

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The founding members of popular '80s metal band Megadeth are banging their heads in court. Two separate actions hinge on a purported settlement ending the bandmates' corporate partnership, and whether Megadeth Founders Exchange Lawsuits ...

  11. Confab Tackles Digital Legal Issues

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Attorneys and label executives mulled the cloudy present and uncertain future of online entertainment during the Digital Entertainment Distribution conference June 22-23 at the Park Hyatt Hotel in L.A LOS ANGELES -- Attorneys and label executives ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. RIAA Drops Amnesty Program

    April 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA has ended a program that offered to prevent people from being sued by recording companies if the downloaders admitted to illegally sharing music online, according to court documents. The RIAA has ended a program that offered to prevent pe ...

  14. Judge: RIAA Must Unbundle P2P Suits

    March 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST In yet another round in the industry's battle against peer-to-peer file-sharing, a Philadelphia judge Friday (March 5) ordered the RIAA to file separate complaints against each of the 203 "John Doe" d In yet another round in the ind ...

  15. Calif. Resident Gets Off The Hook In DVD Descrambling Suit

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST A consortium of film companies has dropped a DVD descrambling case against an individual who republished a computer program called DeCSS on the Internet. DVD Copy Control Assn., which represents Calif New York--A consortium of film companies has d ...

  16. Janet Jackson May Face Class Action Over Breast Flap

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Entertainment Law Weekly brings you news on the entertainment law industry. Janet Jackson May Face Class Action Over Breast Flap Lawmakers set to mull indecency issues GESAC Urges U.S. to Change Copyright Law Music Vets Form New Law Firm Down to t ...

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