European Commission

  1. Faulder To Joins MCPS-PRS

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT IP expert take new role with Alliance. Sarah Faulder is returning to the British music industry. With effect from Sept. 4, Faulder will assume the newly-created role as public affairs director for the MCPS-PRS Alliance in London. She will relocate ...

  2. Faulder To Joins MCPS-PRS

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT IP expert take new role with Alliance. Sarah Faulder is returning to the British music industry. With effect from Sept. 4, Faulder will assume the newly-created role as public affairs director for the MCPS-PRS Alliance in London. She will relocate ...

  3. ICMP/CIEM Collaborate On Copyright System

    July 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music publishers body ICMP/CIEM and authors and composers' group GESAC have joined forces to develop a new system to manage music copyrights online. Music publishers body ICMP/CIEM and authors and composers' group GESAC have joined force ...

  4. ICMP/CIEM Collaborate On Copyright System

    July 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music publishers body ICMP/CIEM and authors and composers' group GESAC have joined forces to develop a new system to manage music copyrights online. Music publishers body ICMP/CIEM and authors and composers' group GESAC have joined force ...

  5. Impala Picks Zelnik As President

    July 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Patrick Zelnik, president of Paris-based independent label Naive, has been appointed president of Impala, the pan-European independent labels trade association. Patrick Zelnik, president of Paris-based independent label Naive, has been appointed p ...

  6. EU Pulls Plug On ETEP Funding

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The European Talent Exchange Program, an initiative designed to give cross-border exposure to emerging local talent on the pan-European live-music circuit, is about to lose the current financial assis The European Talent Exchange Program, an initi ...

  7. EU Court To Decide Sony BMG Merger Challenge

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music's merger with BMG two years ago could be annulled Thursday (July 13) when the European Union's second highest court rules on a challenge to the controversial joint-venture. Sony Music's merger with BMG two years ago could ...

  8. EU Court To Decide Sony BMG Merger Challenge

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music's merger with BMG two years ago could be annulled Thursday (July 13) when the European Union's second highest court rules on a challenge to the controversial joint-venture. Sony Music's merger with BMG two years ago could ...

  9. Portugal In Hot Water Over Library Royalties

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The European Court of Justice ruled Thursday (July 6) that Portugal broke European Union law by failing to provide royalties for copyright holders from the public lending and rental of goods such as C The European Court of Justice ruled Thursday ( ...

  10. EC To Slap Hefty Fines On Cartels

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission on Wednesday (June 28) agreed new measures that pave the way for heavier fines for companies found guilty of operating price-fixing cartels or breaking other parts of EU compet The European Commission on Wednesday (June 28) ...

  11. EMI, Warner Reject Tit-For-Tat Buyout Bids

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT EMI Group and Warner Music Group are in the swing of another complex merger dance. In a statement issued today (June 28), London-based EMI said it had rejected a £2.5 billion ($4.5 billion) count EMI Group and Warner Music Group are in th ...

  12. EMI, Warner Reject Tit-For-Tat Buyout Bids

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT EMI Group and Warner Music Group are in the swing of another complex merger dance. In a statement issued today (June 28), London-based EMI said it had rejected a £2.5 billion ($4.5 billion) count EMI Group and Warner Music Group are in th ...

  13. EU, U.S. Join Forces To Stamp Out Piracy

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The European Union and the United States joined forces Tuesday (June 20) in a new effort to crack down on the massive growth in piracy and counterfeiting of products. The European Union and the United States joined forces Tuesday (June 20) in a ne ...

  14. EU, U.S. Join Forces To Stamp Out Piracy

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Strategy, task force to be endorsed June 21. The European Union and the United States joined forces Tuesday (June 20) in a new effort to crack down on the massive growth in piracy and counterfeiting of products. EU trade commissioner Peter Mandels ...

  15. Euro Lobby Groups Voice Concerns On Copyright

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Europe's radio, performing artists, information technology, catering, cable, and commercial television, associations will jointly appeal on Tuesday (June 20) for European Union action to deal with the Europe's radio, performing artists, ...

  16. Bee Gees' Gibb Backs Euro Collecting Societies

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Bee Gees' Robin Gibb has appealed to European regulators not to break up the network of collecting societies that gather royalties for recording artists. The Bee Gees' Robin Gibb has appealed to European regulators not to break up th ...

  17. EU Leaders Send Message To Romania, Bulgaria

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT European Union leaders meeting in Brussels today (June 16) sent a message to Romania and Bulgaria, saying the countries have to prove they are making progress fighting piracy, organized crime and corr European Union leaders meeting in Brussels tod ...

  18. EC Review To Focus On Open Markets

    June 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Competition policy to be examined later this year. Innovation and open markets will be at the heart of the European Commission’s review of competition policy later this year, EU antitrust tsar Neelie Kroes pledged at a conference hosted by the Com ...

  19. France's UPFI Re-elects Bourdoiseau As Pres

    June 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Stephan Bourdoiseau was re-elected president of UPFI during the French indies' association's annual general meeting June 6 in Paris. Stephan Bourdoiseau was re-elected president of UPFI during the French indies' association's a ...

  20. Warner/Chappell Creates Euro Digital License

    June 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Warner/Chappell Music today (June 2) launched a system designed to simplify the European licensing process for digital music services. Warner/Chappell Music today (June 2) launched a system designed to simplify the European licensing process for d ...

  21. Warner/Chappell Creates Euro Digital License

    June 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Warner/Chappell Music today (June 2) launched a system designed to simplify the European licensing process for digital music services. Warner/Chappell Music today (June 2) launched a system designed to simplify the European licensing process for d ...

  22. EC Extends VAT Period On Electronic Services

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Value-Added-Tax rules on radio, television and Internet broadcasting in the European Union will be extended for a further two and a half years until the end of 2008, under European Commission plans un Value-Added-Tax rules on radio, television and ...

  23. EC Introduces Customs Fraud Program

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission has confirmed a new €324 million ($415 million), six-year program to fight fraud and counterfeiting at the European Union's borders. The European Commission has confirmed a new €324 million ($415 million), s ...

  24. Commission OKs French Music Subsidies

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission today (May 17) gave the green light to a tax break for French music producers. The European Commission today (May 17) gave the green light to a tax break for French music producers. The Commission -- the European Union' ...

  25. EC Delays Romania, Bulgaria Accession Decision

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Despite concerns about rampant music and movie piracy, the European Commission has recommended that Romania and Bulgaria should join the European Union on Jan. 1, 2007, as anticipated. Despite concerns about rampant music and movie piracy, the Eur ...

  26. Report: EMI To Up WMG Bid

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT EMI Group's shareprice slipped today (May 15) following a U.K. weekend press report which suggested the music major was poised to raise its buyout offer for Warner Music Group to $30 per share. Stock in EMI Group slipped today (May 15) follow ...

  27. EU Pledges Vital Role For Intellectual Property

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission today (May 3) called for a new copyright protection culture in Europe, and promised measures to help businesses deal with various bureaucratic barriers to innovation while figh The European Commission today (May 3) called f ...

  28. WMG Rejects EMI Buyout Approach

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group Corp has rejected a $28.50-a-share takeover approach from EMI Group that valued the music major at $4.2 billion. Warner Music Group Corp has rejected a $28.50-a-share takeover approach from EMI Group that valued the music major ...

  29. WMG Rejects EMI Buyout Approach

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group Corp has rejected a $28.50-a-share takeover approach from EMI Group that valued the music major at $4.2 billion. Warner Music Group Corp has rejected a $28.50-a-share takeover approach from EMI Group that valued the music major ...

  30. Merger Rumor Sparks EMI Stock Rise

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Stock in EMI Group lifted in morning trading today (April 24) in the wake of weekend reports which suggested the music major was poised to re-enter merger talks with Warner Music Group. Stock in EMI Group lifted in morning trading today (April 24) ...

  31. Merger Rumor Sparks EMI Stock Rise

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Stock in EMI Group lifted in morning trading today (April 24) in the wake of weekend reports which suggested the music major was poised to re-enter merger talks with Warner Music Group. Stock in EMI Group lifted in morning trading today (April 24) ...

  32. Brit Review On Copyright Enters Next Phase

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Petitions from almost 6,200 individuals were presented to the British Treasury today (April 21) before the submission deadline for a government review on copyright. Petitions from almost 6,200 individuals were presented to the British Treasury tod ...

  33. Brit Review On Copyright Enters Next Phase

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Petitions from almost 6,200 individuals were presented to the British Treasury today (April 21) before the submission deadline for a government review on copyright. Petitions from almost 6,200 individuals were presented to the British Treasury tod ...

  34. CISAC Responds To Objections

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Regulatory arm of European Union sent objections in Jan. CISAC, an international umbrella group for collecting societies, has sent a written response to the European Commission's Statement of Objections concerning questionable anti-competitiv ...

  35. CISAC Responds To Objections

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Regulatory arm of EU sent objections in Jan. CISAC, an international umbrella group for collecting societies, has sent a written response to the European Commission's Statement of Objections concerning questionable anti-competitive activities ...

  36. BUMA Backs EC Royalty Collection Reforms

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT BUMA, the Dutch authors' rights society, has broken ranks to publicly support the European Commission's plans to overhaul Europe's licensing system. BUMA, the Dutch authors' rights society, has broken ranks to publicly support ...

  37. BUMA Backs EC Royalty Collection Reforms

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Dutch warn Brussels to 'navigate issue with care.' BUMA, the Dutch authors' rights society, has broken ranks to publicly support the European Commission's plans to overhaul Europe's licensing system. In a statement issued ...

  38. MP3 Mastermind Nominated For EU Prize

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The inventor of the MP3 format Karlheinz Brandenburg was nominated Friday (April 7) for the European Inventor of the Year award. The new prize is jointly organized by the European Commission and the E The inventor of the MP3 format Karlheinz Brand ...

  39. MP3 Mastermind Nominated For EU Prize

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT European inventor of the year announced May 3. The inventor of the MP3 format Karlheinz Brandenburg was nominated Friday (April 7) for the European Inventor of the Year award. Brandenburg is among 11 nominees selected by former Dutch Prime Ministe ...

  40. EC Clears Sony, NEC Joint Venture

    March 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST The European Commission today (March 31) cleared Sony and NEC to forge a joint venture which would compete in the optical disc drive markets. The European Commission today (March 31) cleared Sony and NEC to forge a joint venture which would compet ...

  41. CISAC Reacts To EC Investigation

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Artists and writers will lose royalties if the European Commission decides to force changes on copyright management, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers said Friday ( Artists and writers will lose royalties if the ...

  42. CISAC Reacts To EC Investigation

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Artists and writers will lose royalties if the European Commission decides to force changes on copyright management, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers said Friday ( Artists and writers will lose royalties if the ...

  43. Commission Closes Probe Into Philips CD-R Patent

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST The European Commission has dropped its anti-trust investigation into Philips' proprietary software for CD-Recordable discs. The Commission said today (Feb. 9) it had closed the case after the Dutch e The European Commission has dropped its a ...

  44. Commission Closes Probe Into Philips CD-R Patent

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST The European Commission has dropped its anti-trust investigation into Philips' proprietary software for CD-Recordable discs. The Commission said today (Feb. 9) it had closed the case after the Dutch e The European Commission has dropped its a ...

  45. CISAC Rebukes EC Royalties Objections

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers has rebutted claims from the European Commission that it is operating a de facto monopoly for European collecting societies. The International Confederation of Societies of Auth ...

  46. CISAC Rebukes EC Royalties Objections

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers has rebutted claims from the European Commission that it is operating a de facto monopoly for European collecting societies. The International Confederation of Societies of Auth ...

  47. EU Warns CISAC On Contract Restrictions

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST The European Commission today (Feb. 7) confirmed a formal investigation into the way collecting societies gather royalties for artists from Internet sites and through satellite and cable broadcasting. The European Commission today (Feb. 7) confirm ...

  48. EU Investigates Collecting Societies

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST The European Commission said on Tuesday (Feb. 7) it had sent a charge sheet to the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers for placing too many restrictions in contracts. The European Commission today (Feb. 7) confirmed a ...

  49. Sources: Brussels To Challenge Collecting Societies

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST EC to issue 'Statement of Objections.' The European Commission will next week challenge Europe's collecting societies over their arrangements for royalty gathering, Billboard.biz has learned. The Commission -- the European Union ...

  50. France Introduces Tax Credits Scheme

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST The French government is planning to introduce tax credit schemes that will benefit record labels. The system would allow labels to offset part of their recording costs through a tax deduction. It is The French government is planning to introduce ...

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