European Union

  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Piracy Threatens Romania, Bulgaria EU Hopes

    November 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST EU accession could fail if black market continues. EU accession could fail if black market continues. News ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Legislation Poses Setback To Italian Biz

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Italy's on-going war on musical piracy will face a severe setback if the Berlusconi government passes a controversial piece of legislation, industry executives warn. MILAN -- Italy's on-going war on musical piracy will face a severe setb ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. Legislation Poses Setback To Italian Biz

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Italy's on-going war on musical piracy will face a severe setback if the Berlusconi government passes a controversial piece of legislation, industry executives warn. Italy's on-going war on musical piracy will face a severe setback if th ...

  22. Legislation Poses Serious Setback To Italian Biz

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'Previti Law' could wipe music piracy cases. Italy's on-going war on musical piracy will face a severe setback if the Berlusconi government passes a controversial piece of legislation, industry executives warn. Prime minister Silvio ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. UNESCO Endorses 'Cultural Diversity'

    October 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The United Nations' cultural agency, UNESCO, approved a convention yesterday (Oct. 20) that allows countries to protect their music, movies and other cultural activities. The United Nations' cultural agency UNESCO approved a convention y ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. IFPI Appoints New General Counsel

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry appointed Geoff Taylor as general counsel and executive VP. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry appointed Geoff Taylor as general counsel and executive VP. This marks ...

  28. EC Unveils New Collective Licensing Rules

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Aims to clear rights efficiently on an EU-wide basis. Aims to clear rights efficiently on an EU-wide basis. News ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. Microsoft, RealNetworks Settle Lawsuit

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Resolve companies' antitrust disputes worldwide. RealNetworks Inc. announced a legal settlement Tuesday with longtime adversary Microsoft Corp., ending the last major antitrust case against the world's largest software maker. The digital ...

  34. IFPI Appoints New General Counsel

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Geoff Taylor joins from the BPI. The IFPI has appointed today (Oct. 11) Geoff Taylor as general counsel and executive vice-president. This marks Taylor's return to the international labels' trade body after a hiatus at British sister org ...

  35. IFPI Appoints New General Counsel

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Geoff Taylor joins from the BPI. The IFPI has appointed today (Oct. 11) Geoff Taylor as general counsel and executive vice-president. This marks Taylor's return to the international labels' trade body after a hiatus at British sister org ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. Collecting Licensing Up For Overhaul

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Proposal for EU-wide online license. Proposal for EU-wide online license. News ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. EU Insists On International Control Of The Internet

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Union insisted Sept. 30 that governments and the private sector must share the responsibility of overseeing the Internet, setting the stage for a showdown with the United States on the fu BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union insisted S ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. EU Regs Keeping Hands Off Net

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The planned review of the European Union's key broadcasting legislation will be easy on the Internet but tough on clandestine advertising techniques such as product placement, EU media commissioner Vi BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The ...

  47. EC Confab Eyes Broadcasting Sector Reforms

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Top European Union policy makers and broadcasting executives gather in the northern England city of Liverpool Sept. 20 for a three-day conference on how to regulate Europe's fast-changing audiovisual BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Top E ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. Belgian Consumer Group Loses Private-Copy Case

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Belgium's Court of Appeal has ruled that domestic law recognizes the concept of private copying as an exception, which does not override copyright protection. Belgium's Court of Appeal has ruled that domestic law recognizes the concept o ...

  50. Euro MPs Endorse Filmmaking Aid Boost

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT European members of Parliament on Sept. 12 endorsed plans to double the European Union's aid to filmmakers. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- European members of Parliament on Sept. 12 endorsed plans to double the European Union's aid ...

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