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  1. Euro Online License Breakthrough Unveiled At Midem

    January 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Publishing has forged a groundbreaking pact with two key collecting societies to build a one-stop shop for the licensing of online rights throughout Europe. EMI Music Publishing has forged a groundbreaking pact with two key collecting so ...

  2. EU Unveils Border Breakers Awards Winners

    January 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ministers of culture from seven European Union countries will today (Jan. 22) attend the third edition of European Border Breakers Awards at the Midem trade show. Ministers of culture from seven European Union countries will today (Jan. 22) attend ...

  3. EU Unveils Border Breakers Awards Winners

    January 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Prize highlights border-crossing debut albums. Ministers of culture from seven European Union countries will today (Jan. 22) attend the third edition of European Border Breakers Awards at the Midem trade show. Held at the Palais des Festivals in C ...

  4. Europe Poised For New Data Laws

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST The European Parliament is expected tomorrow (Dec. 14) to back new rules that could help in the fight against music piracy by obliging telecommunications companies to keep data on customers' phone cal The European Parliament is expected tomor ...

  5. Europe Poised For New Data Laws

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST The European Parliament is expected tomorrow (Dec. 14) to back new rules that could help in the fight against music piracy by obliging telecommunications companies to keep data on customers' phone cal The European Parliament is expected tomor ...

  6. U.K. Sets Clock Ticking Over Copyright Term

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Britain's term of copyright on sound recordings will come under the microscope as part of a new and thorough review into intellectual property rights, which was launched today (Dec. 2) by Chancellor o Britain's term of copyright on sound ...

  7. U.K. Sets Clock Ticking Over Copyright Term

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Britain's term of copyright on sound recordings will come under the microscope as part of a new and thorough review into intellectual property rights, which was launched today (Dec. 2) by Chancellor o Britain's term of copyright on sound ...

  8. U.K. Sets Clock Ticking Over Copyright Term

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Britain's term of copyright on sound recordings will come under the microscope as part of a new and thorough review into intellectual property rights, which was launched today (Dec. 2) by Chancellor o Britain's term of copyright on sound ...

  9. Panel: Euro Indies Missing Out In Mobile Biz

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Europe's independent labels could lose out on the burgeoning mobile-music business unless international wireless carriers devote more attention to their repertoire, industry executives heard last nigh Europe's independent labels could lo ...

  10. U.S., Europe Pact To Fight Piracy

    November 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Message: 'Zero tolerance' for counterfeits. The United States and the European Union pledged Wednesday (Nov. 30) to join forces to fight soaring trade in counterfeiting and piracy. EU trade commissioner Peter Mandelson said after a meeti ...

  11. Aznavour Pushes EC For Copyright Extension

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Barroso meets industry chiefs in Brussels. French crooner Charles Aznavour and industry representatives met European Commission president José Manuel Barroso in Brussels today (Nov. 29) to push for an extension to European Union copyright protecti ...

  12. Aznavour Pushes EC For Copyright Extension

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST French crooner Charles Aznavour and industry representatives met European Commission president José Manuel Barroso in Brussels today (Nov. 29) to push for an extension to European Union copyright French crooner Charles Aznavour and indust ...

  13. Conference Throws Spotlight On Mobile Music

    November 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Independent record executives on Wednesday (Nov. 30) will gather with representatives from leading telecoms firms such as Orange and Nokia in London for MuLiMob, an event aimed at promoting mobile mus Independent record executives on Wednesday (No ...

  14. EMI Stock Rises On Warner Merger Speculation

    November 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST EMI Group's shareprice surged 10% higher today (Nov. 23) on renewed speculation of a merger with Warner Music. EMI Group's shareprice surged 10% higher today (Nov. 23) on renewed speculation of a merger with Warner Music. The British mus ...

  15. EMI Stock Rises On Warner Merger Speculation

    November 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST EMI Group's shareprice surged 10% higher today (Nov. 23) on renewed speculation of a merger with Warner Music. EMI Group's shareprice surged 10% higher today (Nov. 23) on renewed speculation of a merger with Warner Music. The British mus ...

  16. Piracy Threatens Romania, Bulgaria EU Hopes

    November 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST European members of parliament have warned Romania and Bulgaria that they will not be able to join the European Union as planned unless they clean up the piracy and border controls in their countries. European members of parliament have warned Rom ...

  17. Piracy Threatens Romania, Bulgaria EU Hopes

    November 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST European members of parliament have warned Romania and Bulgaria that they will not be able to join the European Union as planned unless they clean up the piracy and border controls in their countries. European members of parliament have warned Rom ...

  18. Easing Of Regs Likely As Euros Rethink Branding

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST In Germany, TV executives are losing their jobs because of it. In the United Kingdom, there have been allegations involving BBC programming. In Italy, some suspect it might be happening too. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- In Germany, TV executives ar ...

  19. EC Appoints Quintin To Key Role

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Frenchwoman Odile Quintin was named Nov. 9 as the top civil servant in charge of music issues within the European Commission, the European Union's executive. Frenchwoman Odile Quintin was named Nov. 9 as the top civil servant in charge of mus ...

  20. Euro Consumer Body BEUC Blasts EC

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The European Commission was branded a pawn of the music industry for demonizing individuals downloading digital music, European consumer lobby BEUC said Nov. 10. BRUSSELS -- The European Commission was branded a pawn of the music industry for demo ...

  21. Europe Targets Counterfeit Biz

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST CDs, DVDs, MP3 players and games consoles were among the two million counterfeit products seized by European Union customs officers as part of the Operation FAKE campaign, officials said Nov. 8. BRUSSELS -- CDs, DVDs, MP3 players and games console ...

  22. Euro Consumer Body BEUC Blasts EC

    November 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST The European Commission was branded a pawn of the music industry for demonizing individuals downloading digital music, European consumer lobby BEUC said Thursday (Nov. 10). The European Commission was branded a pawn of the music industry for demon ...

  23. Euro Consumer Body BEUC Blasts EC

    November 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST The European Commission was branded a pawn of the music industry for demonizing individuals downloading digital music, European consumer lobby BEUC said Thursday (Nov. 10). The European Commission was branded a pawn of the music industry for demon ...

  24. Reports: Euro Online Biz Failing Its Users

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST BEUC blasts 'commitment to cultural diversity.' A pair of damning reports published today (Nov. 10) concludes that European consumers are being served poorly by online retailers and content providers. The studies were commissioned by the ...

  25. EC Appoints Quintin To Key Role

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Frenchwoman Odile Quintin was named Wednesday (Nov. 9) as the top civil servant in charge of music issues within the European Commission, the European Union's executive. Frenchwoman Odile Quintin was named Wednesday (Nov. 9) as the top civil ...

  26. Europe Targets Counterfeit Biz

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST CDs, DVDs, MP3 players and games consoles were among the two million counterfeit products seized by European Union customs officers as part of the Operation FAKE campaign, officials said today (Nov. 8 CDs, DVDs, MP3 players and games consoles were ...

  27. Europe Targets Counterfeit Biz

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST CDs, DVDs, MP3 players and games consoles were among the two million counterfeit products seized by European Union customs officers as part of the Operation FAKE campaign, officials said today (Nov. 8 CDs, DVDs, MP3 players and games consoles were ...

  28. The Publishers' Place

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST The European Commission is learning what U.S. House subcommittee leaders have already learned: Setting up a one-stop shop to license rights for online and mobile music services is no easy task. Read S The European Commission is learning what U.S. ...

  29. Behind the Deal: EC Recommendation Attempts to Streamline Online Music Licensing

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST The European Commission -- the European Union's regulatory arm -- has been exploring the challenges legitimate online music services have when they want to license compositions throughout the EU. Afte The European Commission -- the European U ...

  30. EC Warns Romania, Bulgaria On Piracy Problems

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI has welcomed a European Commission warning to Romania and Bulgaria to boost their efforts on counterfeiting and border enforcement. The IFPI has welcomed a European Commission warning to Romania and Bulgaria to boost their efforts on coun ...

  31. EC Warns Romania, Bulgaria On Piracy Problems

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT IFPI supports Brussels on IP concerns. The IFPI has welcomed a European Commission warning to Romania and Bulgaria to boost their efforts on counterfeiting and border enforcement. The Commission -- European Union's executive authority -- said ...

  32. Behind the Deal: EC Recommendation Attempts to Streamline Online Music Licensing

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission -- the European Union's regulatory arm -- has been exploring the challenges legitimate online music services have when they want to license compositions throughout the EU. Afte The European Commission -- the European U ...

  33. EC Unveils New Collective Licensing Rules

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission on Oct. 12 overhauled the convoluted rules on collective licensing in an effort to make it easier to license music online in the European Union's 25 member countries. BRUSSELS -- The European Commission on Oct. 12 over ...

  34. Europe Gets Tougher On Customs Violations

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission has unveiled a package of customs measures to strengthen protection against counterfeiting and piracy among consumer products, including music CDs, DVDs, games and software. BRUSSELS -- The European Commission has unveiled ...

  35. EC Unveils New Collective Licensing Rules

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Recommendation calls for EU-wide online licenses. The European Commission today (Oct. 12) overhauled the convoluted rules on collective licensing, making it easier to license music online in the European Union's 25 member countries. The Commi ...

  36. EC Unveils New Collective Licensing Rules

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Recommendation calls for EU-wide online licenses. The European Commission today (Oct. 12) overhauled the convoluted rules on collective licensing, making it easier to license music online in the European Union's 25 member countries. The Commi ...

  37. Europe Gets Tougher On Customs Violations

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New measures against counterfeiting and piracy. The European Commission has unveiled a package of customs measures to strengthen protection against counterfeiting and piracy among consumer products, including music CDs, DVDs, games and software. A ...

  38. Europe Gets Tougher On Customs Violations

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New measures against counterfeiting and piracy. The European Commission has unveiled a package of customs measures to strengthen protection against counterfeiting and piracy among consumer products, including music CDs, DVDs, games and software. A ...

  39. Behind the Deal: UMG Int'l Claims EU Collecting Societies Are Monopolies

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group International on Sept. 20 filed a complaint with the European Commission, arguing that 14 collecting societies, which manage musical composition copyrights, are national monopoli Universal Music Group International on Sept. 2 ...

  40. Collecting Licensing Up For Overhaul

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission has started the process to overhaul the European Union's complex rules on collective licensing for online music. LONDON -- The European Commission has started the process to overhaul the European Union's complex r ...

  41. Jowell To Act On IP Theft

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Culture secretary Tessa Jowell pledged Oct. 5 to protect Britain's creative industry from intellectual property theft and warned that European states would have to present a united front to tackle bur LONDON (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Cultur ...

  42. Collecting Licensing Up For Overhaul

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Proposal for EU-wide online license. The European Commission has started the process to overhaul the European Union's complex rules on collective licensing for online music. EU internal market commissioner Charlie McCreevy outlined today (Oct ...

  43. Collecting Licensing Up For Overhaul

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Proposal for EU-wide online license. The European Commission has started the process to overhaul the European Union's complex rules on collective licensing for online music. EU internal market commissioner Charlie McCreevy outlined today (Oct ...

  44. EC To Unveil Plan On Collecting Licensing

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT McCreevy to present his project in London. Plans to overhaul the European Union's complex rules on collective licensing for online music will be revealed today (Oct. 7) by the European Commission. The plan was drafted by the services of EU in ...

  45. EC Plans New Rules For Collective Licensing

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Commission to unveil changes on Oct. 5. New rules for online collective licensing arrangements are due to be unveiled by the European Commission on Wednesday (Oct. 5). The Commission will demand a series of changes in the way collecting societies ...

  46. EC Plans New Rules For Collective Licensing

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New rules for online collective licensing arrangements are due to be unveiled by the European Commission on Wednesday (Oct. 5). The Commission will demand a series of changes in the way collecting soc New rules for online collective licensing arra ...

  47. Court Hears Objections In Sony BMG Case

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission was accused in court on Sept. 22 of not conducting a comprehensive review before authorizing the merger of Sony Music and BMG last year. BRUSSELS -- The European Commission was accused in court on Sept. 22 of not conducting ...

  48. Update: Court Hears Objections In Sony BMG Case

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Commission accused of not assessing merger impact. The European Commission was accused in court today (Sept. 22) of not conducting a comprehensive review before authorizing the merger of Sony Music and BMG last year. At a hearing at the European U ...

  49. Update: Court Hears Objections In Sony BMG Case

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Commission accused of not assessing merger impact. The European Commission was accused in court today (Sept. 22) of not conducting a comprehensive review before authorizing the merger of Sony Music and BMG last year. At a hearing at the European U ...

  50. Court To Rule On Sony BMG Merger

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Court of First Instance in Luxembourg is hearing today (Sept. 22) the appeal case brought by indie labels' organization Impala against the European competition watchdog over the Sony BMG merger. The Court of First Instance in Luxembourg i ...

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