European Union

  1. ICANN OKs New Domains

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Internet's key oversight agency approved a domain name for the Catalan language Sept. 15 while deferring final action on creating a red-light district on the Internet through a ".xxx" suffix. NEW YORK (AP) -- The Internet's ...

  2. Belgian Consumer Group Loses Private-Copy Case

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT IFPI Belgium victorious in protecting copyright. 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. On Sept. 9, the Brussels-based app ...

  3. Indies Gather For Berlin Meeting

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG court hearing set for Sept. 22. In an environment dominated by the court case against the Sony BMG merger, the international coalition of independent music companies will gather this week in Berlin for its third meeting since its creation ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. SNEP: French Market Stabilizing

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The French recording market is showing signs of stability, national trade body SNEP said yesterday (Sept. 5) as it revealed first-half market figures for 2005. In the first six months, the volume of s The French recording market is showing signs o ...

  6. Napster Joins Lobby Body EDiMA

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Online music service Napster has joined the European Digital Media Assn. (EDiMA), the coalition that represents online music companies. Online music service Napster has joined the European Digital Media Assn. (EDiMA), the coalition that represents ...

  7. Napster Joins Lobby Body EDiMA

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Online music service Napster has joined the European Digital Media Assn. (EDiMA), the coalition that represents online music companies. Online music service Napster has joined the European Digital Media Assn. (EDiMA), the coalition that represents ...

  8. EC Opens Consultation With BUMA, SABAM

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission said Aug. 17 it has launched a public consultation on the plans by Dutch royalty collecting society BUMA and its Belgian counterpart SABAM to scrap online music licensing restr BRUSSELS -- The European Commission said Aug. ...

  9. EC Opens Consultation With BUMA, SABAM

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Brussels push for EU-wide c'right licensing scheme. Brussels push for EU-wide c'right licensing scheme. News ...

  10. EC Opens Consultation With BUMA, SABAM

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission said today (Aug. 17) it has launched a public consultation on the plans by Dutch royalty collecting society BUMA and its Belgian counterpart SABAM to scrap online music licensi The European Commission said today (Aug. 17) i ...

  11. EC Opens Consultation With BUMA, SABAM

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission said today (Aug. 17) it has launched a public consultation on the plans by Dutch royalty collecting society BUMA and its Belgian counterpart SABAM to scrap online music licensi The European Commission said today (Aug. 17) i ...

  12. European Court To Hear Sony BMG Merger Complaint

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Luxembourg court sets date for Sept. 22. The European Court of First Instance in Luxembourg has set Sept. 22 as the date for its hearing on the Sony BMG merger. The case, filed as "T-464/04 Impala/Commission," was brought by European ind ...

  13. European Court To Hear Sony BMG Merger Complaint

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Court of First Instance in Luxembourg has set Sept. 22 as the date for its hearing on the Sony BMG merger. The case, filed as "T-464/04 Impala/Commission," was brought by European indepen The European Court of First Instance ...

  14. European Court To Hear Sony BMG Merger Complaint

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Court of First Instance in Luxembourg has set Sept. 22 as the date for its hearing on the Sony BMG merger. The case, filed as "T-464/04 Impala/Commission," was brought by European indepen The European Court of First Instance ...

  15. EC Hears Complaints From DVD Makers

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Independent makers of pre-recorded DVDs have told the European Commission that a coterie of big companies use patents to choke their income, violating European Union law. BRUSSELS (Reuters) -- Independent makers of pre-recorded DVDs have told the ...

  16. EU Launches Probe Into CD-R 'Dumping'

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT European Union authorities opened an investigation yesterday (Aug. 8) into whether cheap recordable CD imports from China, Malaysia and Hong Kong are being unfairly “dumped” on the European market European Union authorities opened an investigation ...

  17. EU Launches Probe Into CD-R 'Dumping'

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT European Union authorities opened an investigation yesterday (Aug. 8) into whether cheap recordable CD imports from China, Malaysia and Hong Kong are being unfairly “dumped” on the European market European Union authorities opened an investigation ...

  18. EU Probes Sale Of Cheap DVDs From Taiwan

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT European Union authorities Aug. 5 opened an investigation into whether cheap Chinese recordable DVD imports are being unfairly dumped on the European market. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- European Union authorities Aug. 5 opened an investig ...

  19. Lobby Group Cites HMV Over Guernsey Plans

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A British business lobby group has called on the national Treasury to intervene over the plans of retailer HMV's plans to shift its Internet fulfilment facilities to Guernsey, a recognized tax-haven. LONDON -- A British business lobby group h ...

  20. Lobby Group Cites HMV Over Guernsey Plans

    July 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A British business lobby group has called on the national Treasury to intervene over HMV's plans to shift its Internet fulfilment facilities to Guernsey, a recognized tax-haven. A British business lobby group has called on the national Treasu ...

  21. Lobby Group Cites HMV Over Guernsey Plans

    July 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A British business lobby group has called on the national Treasury to intervene over HMV's plans to shift its Internet fulfilment facilities to Guernsey, a recognized tax-haven. A British business lobby group has called on the national Treasu ...

  22. EC Proposes Content Rules For Internet

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT An update of European broadcasting law could extend content rules to the Internet, the European Commission revealed July 12. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- An update of European broadcasting law could extend content rules to the Internet, th ...

  23. Top European Media Chiefs Back New Technologies

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The heads of 10 of Europe's top media companies have agreed to back plans for a new generation of media and communications technologies, the European Commission said July 11. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The heads of 10 of Europe' ...

  24. EC Wants More Prison Time For Pirates

    July 19, 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 proposals unveiled July 12 by the European Commission. BRUSSELS -- Copyright pirates linked to criminal ...

  25. 4 Nations Face EC Fines Over Copyright

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT France, Finland, Spain and the Czech Republic could face hefty fines for failing to implement a 2001 law offering copyright protection for music, movies and software, the European Commission revealed BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- France, Fi ...

  26. French Broadcaster Ordered To Pay Royalties In Germany

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Court of Justice on July 14 ruled that a French radio and television broadcaster would have to pay royalties in Germany where it has a transmitter. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The European Court of Justice on July 14 ruled th ...

  27. BPI Asks British Gov't For Tax Breaks

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The British recording industry is asking the government to consider granting tax credits for investments in recordings. The British recording industry is asking the government to consider granting tax credits for investments in recordings. The mea ...

  28. EC Begins Proceedings Over C'right Directive

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission said today (July 13) it had launched infringement proceedings against four countries for failing to implement a 2001 copyright legislation protecting music, movies and software The European Commission said today (July 13) i ...

  29. EC Begins Proceedings Over C'right Directive

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission said today (July 13) it had launched infringement proceedings against four countries for failing to implement a 2001 copyright legislation protecting music, movies and software The European Commission said today (July 13) i ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. Mixed Reactions For EC Collective Licensing Plan

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Authors' rights groups have given mixed receptions to the European Commission's impact study into cross-border collective licensing. BRUSSELS -- Authors' rights groups have given mixed receptions to the European Commission's im ...

  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. Mixed Reactions For EC Collective Licensing Plan

    July 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Authors' rights groups have given mixed receptions to the European Commission's impact study into cross-border collective licensing. Authors' rights groups have given mixed receptions to the European Commission's impact study i ...

  35. Mixed Reactions For EC Collective Licensing Plan

    July 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Authors' rights groups have given mixed receptions to the European Commission's impact study into cross-border collective licensing. Authors' rights groups have given mixed receptions to the European Commission's impact study i ...

  36. Ent Leaders Hope For G8 Spotlight On Russian Piracy

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bainwol, Glickman, House lawmakers call on Bush. The three-day Group of 8 (G8) summit of industrialized nations opened today in Scotland. Among top agenda items like global warming, poverty in Africa and Iraq, members of Congress and entertainment ...

  37. EC Puts Collecting Societies Under Microscope

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission will unveil controversial plans the week of July 4 to boost the online music sector by opening up licensing and royalty collecting systems. BRUSSELS -- The European Commission will unveil controversial plans the week of Jul ...

  38. EC Puts Collecting Societies Under Microscope

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Report says collecting societies hamper online biz. The European Commission will unveil controversial plans next week to boost the online music sector by opening up licensing and royalty collecting systems. The Commission -- the European Union ...

  39. EC Puts Collecting Societies Under Microscope

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission will unveil controversial plans next week to boost the online music sector by opening up licensing and royalty collecting systems. The European Commission will unveil controversial plans next week to boost the online music ...

  40. U.S., EU Bond For Program Fighting Piracy

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.S. government officials announced plans June 8 to join forces with their counterparts from the 25-nation European Union to fight piracy and counterfeiting in DVDs, CDs and other audiovisual products BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- U.S. gove ...

  41. Bono Addresses EU Pres On Africa

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U2 frontman Bono urged the European Union today (June 9) to step up efforts to support the disadvantaged in Africa. U2 frontman Bono urged the European Union today (June 9) to step up efforts to support the disadvantaged in Africa. Speaking in Bru ...

  42. Bono Addresses EU Pres On Africa

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U2 frontman Bono urged the European Union today (June 9) to step up efforts to support the disadvantaged in Africa. U2 frontman Bono urged the European Union today (June 9) to step up efforts to support the disadvantaged in Africa. Speaking in Bru ...

  43. Parents Targeted In New Industry Initiative

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Child welfare charity Childnet is launching today (June 8) a global initiative aimed at educating parents about the benefits and dangers of music downloading and file-sharing. Child welfare charity Childnet is launching today (June 8) a global ini ...

  44. EU Looks Ahead To Tech's Future With i2010 Plan

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Union is poised to develop a regulatory framework to govern future developments in media capacity and delivery, EU Information Society and Media Commissioner Viviane Reding said June 1. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Europea ...

  45. EC Tests Microsoft System Compliance

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission on June 6 announced market testing of Microsoft's new version of its Windows operating system to see if the software giant complied with last year's antitrust ruling. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Europ ...

  46. EU Court Upholds Quota Order

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pay-per-view broadcasters must comply with the European Union's controversial rules on broadcasting quotas in the overall choice of films they offer, the EU's highest court said June 2. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Pay-per-view b ...

  47. EU: Aim For '12 In Switchover To Digital

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT European Union governments that have yet to name a date for the switchover from analog to digital broadcasting should aim for 2012, the EU's executive commission said May 24. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- European Union governments tha ...

  48. EU Directive Hikes Euro Broadcasts

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Europe's controversial Television Without Frontiers directive has had little impact on the viewing patterns of audiences there who still prefer to see American imports rather than programming from oth BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Euro ...

  49. Sweden Introduces Downloading Ban

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Sweden's parliament, the Riksdag, passed an amendment May 25 to bring Swedish copyright law in line with the European Union's 2001 Copyright Directive. STOCKHOLM -- As expected, Sweden's parliament, the Riksdag, passed ...

  50. Sweden Introduces Downloading Ban

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Sweden's parliament, the Riksdag, passed an amendment Wednesday (May 25) to bring Swedish copyright law in line with the European Union's 2001 Copyright Directive. As expected, Sweden's parliament, the Riksdag, passed a ...

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