Entertainment Law Weekly

  1. Transforming Entertainment Law Weekly

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Some of you may wonder why Billboard is ending Entertainment Law Weekly. Since this is the final issue, I thought I would give you some behind-the-deal insight. Susan Butler is the Editor of Entertainment Law Weekly and the Legal & Music Publi ...

  2. Cable Royalty Distribution Affirmed

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit affirmed on May 31 the Librarian of Congress' royalty distribution to cable television system operators. NEW YORK -- The Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit affirmed on May 31 the Librarian of Congr ...

  3. EU Says Raided VNU, ACNielsen In Antitrust Probe

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission raided Dutch media group VNU and its market research unit ACNielsen in March in an antitrust probe, a spokesman for an EC executive said April 22. BRUSSELS, Belgium (Reuters) -- The European Commission raided Dutch media gr ...

  4. FTC Won't Enter LPM Debate

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Federal Trade Commission has declined to intervene in the ongoing dispute between Nielsen Media Research and a coalition of advocacy groups and lawmakers who contend that Nielsen's new Local Peopl (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Federal T ...

  5. Litigation

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST This Week's Stories: Amicis file briefs in Grokster case; Ticketmaster sued over trade secrets; No end to Napster litigation; Court throws out ACNielsen suit; ASCAP sues businesses; FCC won't seek Sup This Week's Stories: Amicis Bri ...

  6. Nielsen Bows Service For Indie Film Research

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Nielsen National Research Group, a division of Nielsen Entertainment, announced Jan. 10 the launch of Nielsen NRGi, a division set up to provide the independent film market with Nielsen's research ser (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Nielsen Natio ...

  7. Univision Drops Lawsuit Against Nielsen

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Univision Communications Inc. said Nov. 29 that it has dropped a lawsuit against Nielsen Media Research Inc. over the latter's new TV rating system, which the Spanish-language broadcaster claimed misc LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Univision Communicati ...

  8. New Look for Entertainment Law Weekly

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Entertainment Law Weekly launches Aug. 17 with a new design, new features and a new editor. It includes The Fine Print, a new section covering legal and business strategies, important cases and judici Entertainment Law Weekly launches Aug. 17 with ...

  9. Billboard Hires Conniff As Executive Editor

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tamara Conniff is joining the staff of Billboard as executive editor, effective Aug. 23. Tamara Conniff is joining the staff of Billboard as executive editor, effective Aug. 23. Conniff will co-manage the global editorial staff of Billboard with K ...

  10. Top News From Entertainment Law Weekly

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST L.A. court clears Michael Jackson to conduct an audit of UMG's books under a breach-of-contract suit. Major film studios indicate they are willing to subsidize a transition to digital cinema. Manatt P L.A. court clears Michael Jackson to cond ...

  11. Top News From Entertainment Law Weekly

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST A NYC ordinance that seeks to soften nightclub noise is causing a rift between club owners and residents. A new report predicts a boom in the European digital-music market. Cherry Lane Music's Keith H A NYC ordinance that seeks to soften nigh ...

  12. Top News From Entertainment Law Weekly

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Kazaa seen appealing Aussie seizure decision. UMG, DirecTV accused of stealing idea for TV channel touting musicians' freedom of expression. P2P United awaits reaction after urging Big Five heads to h Kazaa seen appealing Aussie seizure decis ...

  13. Calif. Senator Backs Artist Fraud-Protection Measure

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST California Senator Kevin Murray, D-Los Angeles, has introduced a bill in the state legislature designed to protect aspiring artists from financial fraud. LOS ANGELES--California Senator Kevin Murray, D-Los Angeles, has introduced a bill in the sta ...

  14. Top News From Entertainment Law Weekly

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Parliament to call on governments to introduce new Internet anti-piracy laws. Attorneys are becoming more like business consultants as bands veer down do-it-yourself path. Aussie judge re The European Parliament to call on governments ...

  15. E.U. Set To Act On New Rules To Halt Piracy

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Union is expected to agree to new rules this week that will clamp down on movie and music pirates following a long legislative battle, according to the E.U. sources last Friday. <br clea Virgin, Fox Studio Drop Lawsuit, Settle Disp ...

  16. Top News From Entertainment Law Weekly

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rhode Island is considering legislation inspired by the Station Club fire last year that would aid employees injured or killed at businesses that don't have workers' comp. coverage. Aussie record labe Rhode Island is considering legislat ...

  17. Top News From Entertainment Law Weekly

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST A $143 million U.S. settlement over music CD prices will rain $14 reimbursement checks on 68,000 Americans. The European Parliament in Brussels is expected to confirm new rules punishing music counter A $143 million U.S. settlement over music CD p ...

  18. Billboard Launches Entertainment Law Weekly

    February 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Entertainment Law Weekly is your new source for information on the legal and regulatory landscape. Each issue contains a news update, a government report, a global report, a roundup of personnel c The Entertainment Law Weekly is your new sourc ...

  19. Billboard Launches Entertainment Law Weekly

    February 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Entertainment Law Weekly is the new essential read for those who need to keep up with changes in the legal and regulatory landscape that affect the entertainment business. Each issue contains lega The Entertainment Law Weekly is the new essent ...

  20. Janet Jackson May Face Class Action Over Breast Flap

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST The flap over Janet Jackson's nationally televised breast-baring appearance during halftime at the Super Bowl Feb. 1 may swiftly move into the courtroom. LOS ANGELES-- The flap over Janet Jackson's nationally televised breast-baring appe ...

  21. 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 ...