European Parliament

  1. New European Song Contest Mooted

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A group of European Parliament members, singers and journalists are bidding to set up a European song contest restricted to the 27 members of the European Union. They have already contacted various broadcasters, sponsors and the EU institutions fo ...

  2. Euro Parliament Shows Support For Artists

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The European Parliament has called for better job protection for singers, musicians and songwriters across Europe. The Parliament's Culture Committee voted Monday for the introduction of a special electronic social security card for artists, ...

  3. IFPI Blasts Euro Parliament Stance On IP

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI today criticized the European Parliament for voting measures to fine and jail people or companies that infringe intellectual property rights. The proposals, voted by the Parliament's Legal Affairs Committee yesterday, does "no m ...

  4. EU Parliament Votes On Pan-Euro Music Licensing

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The European Parliament today voted for binding legislation on the online music market, but warned that collective online licensing should be opened-up gradually. The European members of parliament said that a "big bang" opening of onlin ...

  5. EC Report Warns Of Online Licensing 'Big Bang'

    February 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST European members of parliament warned Tuesday that a "big-bang" opening-up of collective online licensing could damage music in Europe, as the market would fall into the hands of just a handful of major rights holders. The Euro-MPs calle ...

  6. EU Sets Out Anti-Piracy Measures

    December 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST A €324 million ($428 million), six-year program to fight fraud and counterfeiting at the European Union's borders was confirmed Tuesday (Dec. 12) by the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. The EU scheme is expected to tighten procedure ...

  7. IFPI Demands Longer Rights Protection At EU Parliament

    October 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT John Kennedy, president/CEO of international industry trade body IFPI, reiterated the urgency for equalizing Europe's term of copyright protection with the United States during a European Parliament m John Kennedy, president/CEO of internatio ...

  8. Bisbal Enters Copyright Appeal At European Parliament

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT David Bisbal will perform in a special concert at the European Parliament in Strasbourg Tuesday (Oct. 24). The Spanish crooner will also appeal to Parliament President Josep Borrell to extend term of David Bisbal will perform in a special concert ...

  9. MEP Criticizes EU Online Royalty Initiative

    September 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Plan called inadequate. Plans for a one-stop-shop for licenses for online music services in the European Union have been slammed by Members of the European Parliament (MEP) as inadequate from a legal as well as a cultural and political view. Durin ...

  10. EU Online Licensing Rules Set For Overhaul

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Key committee gives OK. A key European Parliament committee confirmed plans today (July 13) to overhaul the European Union's complex rules on collective licensing for online music. Members of the European Parliament in the Committee on Cultur ...

  11. EU Online Licensing Rules Set For Overhaul

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Key committee gives OK. A key European Parliament committee confirmed plans today (July 13) to overhaul the European Union's complex rules on collective licensing for online music. Members of the European Parliament in the Committee on Cultur ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Juanes Adds Voice To Land Mine Campaign

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Columbian singer performs at European Parliament. Columbian singer performs at European Parliament. News ...

  17. Juanes Adds Voice To Land Mine Campaign

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Colombian rock star Juanes became the first musician to perform in the debating chamber of the European Parliament in Brussels when he staged a concert Wednesday (April 19) as part of his campaign aga Colombian rock star Juanes became the first mu ...

  18. Juanes Adds Voice To Land Mine Campaign

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Colombian rock star Juanes became the first musician to perform in the debating chamber of the European Parliament in Brussels when he staged a concert Wednesday (April 19) as part of his campaign aga Colombian rock star Juanes became the first mu ...

  19. Bedingfield Lends Voice To Human Traffic Campaign

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Daniel Bedingfield performed a lunchtime concert in the European Parliament today (March 21) to help launch the "Stop the Traffik" campaign, which is aimed at raising awareness about the trafficking i Daniel Bedingfield performed a lunch ...

  20. Music Biz Applauds New EU Data Retention Rules

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST The music industry today (Dec. 14) welcomed the European Parliament's backing of new rules on data retention which could help in the fight against music piracy. The music industry today (Dec. 14) welcomed the European Parliament's backin ...

  21. Music Biz Applauds New EU Data Retention Rules

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST The music industry today (Dec. 14) welcomed the European Parliament's backing of new rules on data retention which could help in the fight against music piracy. The music industry today (Dec. 14) welcomed the European Parliament's backin ...

  22. Europe Poised For New Data Laws

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST European Parliament to vote on data directive. European Parliament to vote on data directive. News ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. VOD Could Override EU's Broadcast Quota

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT European policymakers said Sept. 13 that new technologies such as video-on-demand could make the European Union's broadcasting quota system redundant. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- European policymakers said Sept. 13 that new technolog ...

  30. EU Expected To Uphold TV Quota Rules

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Parliament is due Sept. 6 to uphold European rules on television quotas, backing claims that the limits on American imports help boost local productions. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The European Parliament is due Sept. 6 to u ...

  31. EU Plans Severe Penalties For Copyright Pirates

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Copyright pirates linked to criminal gangs face minimum penalties of up to four years in jail and fines of €300,000 ($366,000) under new proposals unveiled today (July 12) by the European Commi Copyright pirates linked to criminal gangs ...

  32. EU Plans Severe Penalties For Copyright Pirates

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Four-year jail term mooted for pirates. Copyright pirates linked to criminal gangs face minimum penalties of up to four years in jail and fines of €300,000 ($366,000) under new proposals unveiled today (July 12) by the European Commission in Bruss ...

  33. European Parliament Sets Jurisdiction For Libel Cases

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Publishers accused of libel should only be sued in the country where their outlet's main audience is, according to new rules approved by the European Parliament in Strasbourg on July 6. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Publishers accused ...

  34. This Week's Top Stories

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <UL> <LI>Grokster and the Future -- An Interview with John Frankenheimer</LI> <LI>European Parliament Sets Jurisdiction For Libel Cases</LI> <LI>Dissidents Drop Lawsuit Against Disney</LI> <LI>Mixed ...

  35. IFPI Postpones July 12 Platinum Awards

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry has postponed the 5th IFPI Platinum Europe Award to avoid a conflict in schedules with Bob Geldof's July 2 Live 8 concerts. The IFPI event was The International Federation of the Phono ...

  36. EU Ignores CD VAT Issue

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Calls by the music industry for a cut in value-added-tax rates on CDs were ignored May 12 by European Union government representatives gathering in Brussels. BRUSSELS -- Calls by the music industry for a cut in value-added-tax rates on CDs were ig ...

  37. EU Overlooks CD VAT Issue

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As expected, calls by the music industry for a cut in value-added-tax rates on CDs were ignored today (May 12) by European Union government representatives gathering in Brussels. As expected, calls by the music industry for a cut in value-added-ta ...

  38. EU Overlooks CD VAT Issue

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As expected, calls by the music industry for a cut in value-added-tax rates on CDs were ignored today (May 12) by European Union government representatives gathering in Brussels. As expected, calls by the music industry for a cut in value-added-ta ...

  39. EC Drops Antitrust Inquiry Over ContentGuard

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The European Commission said March 15 that it had dropped its antitrust investigation into Microsoft and Time Warner's purchase of ContentGuard, the U.S. producer of anti-piracy software for Internet (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The European C ...

  40. EU Broadcaster Licensing Plan Fails

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST New proposals to simplify the licensing process for broadcasters across the European Union were rejected March 15 by members of the European Parliament and broadcast representatives at a special heari BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- New propo ...

  41. Germany Joins Call For Longer Euro Copyright Term

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The German music industry has added its voice to the call for an extension to Europe's copyright term on sound recordings. BERLIN -- The German music industry has added its voice to the call for an extension to Europe's copyright term on ...

  42. Germany Joins Call For Longer Euro Copyright Term

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST The German music industry has added its voice to the call for an extension to Europe's copyright term on recordings. The German music industry has added its voice to the call for an extension to Europe's copyright term on recordings. Ger ...

  43. Germany Joins Call For Longer Euro Copyright Term

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST The German music industry has added its voice to the call for an extension to Europe's copyright term on recordings. The German music industry has added its voice to the call for an extension to Europe's copyright term on recordings. Ger ...

  44. IFPI Targets European Politicians

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The IFPI is stepping up its European lobbying efforts with a high-profile event targeting members of the European Parliament. The IFPI is stepping up its European lobbying efforts with a high-profile event targeting members of the European Parliam ...

  45. European Biz Hopeful Of Change At EC

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jos&#233; Manuel Barroso of Portugal, the EC's president designate, on Aug. 12 unveiled the names of the 24 nominated commissioners. Barroso has said that reform will be a central focus of his five-ye LONDON -- The music industry has high ...

  46. Industry Presses EC To Review Recordings' Term Of Protection

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT International trade body the IFPI officially requested the European Commission for an extension of Term of Protection for producers and artists, with the goal of ending the discrepancy between the Uni LONDON -- The music industry's main prior ...

  47. Phil Spector Sues Robert Shapiro Over $1.5M Retainer

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Producer Phil Spector has filed suit against his former attorney and longtime friend Robert Shapiro, in an attempt to reclaim a $1.5 million retainer Shapiro took when he represented Spector in his on Phil Spector Sues Robert Shapiro Over $1.5M Re ...

  48. New MEPs Face Tough IP Agenda

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The new European Parliament has a busy agenda ahead of it in the intellectual-property (IP) sector. The new Members of the European Parliament (MEP) have the task of reviewing and amending the existin LONDON -- The new European Parliament has a bu ...

  49. Objectors Slam Monti's Approval Of Sony-BMG Merger

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following word June 17 that European Union Competition Commissioner Mario Monti will recommend approval of the proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG, independent labels, retailers and consumer groups Objectors Slam Monti's Approval Of Sony-BM ...

  50. EU Piracy Directive Clears Hurdle

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission last Monday formally adopted the European Union's Enforcement Directive, which provides a legal framework against piracy and counterfeiting. BRUSSELS--The European Commission last Monday formally adopted the European U ...

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