European Union

  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. IFPI To Hold Meeting With French Officials

    May 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT International trade body IFPI will try to gain the support of the French government on the issue of the extension of copyright duration for recorded music in Europe during a meeting today (May 18) in International trade body IFPI will try to gain ...

  5. Our Recorded Heritage Deserves To Be Heard

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Record companies have long treated catalog product-whether created by them or inherited from companies they acquire-as an asset they could exploit or ignore at will. Mostly they have ignored it, reiss Tim Brooks is the author of "Lost Sounds: ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. This Week's Top Stories

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <UL> <LI>Karaoke Producer Sues Competitors</LI> <LI>EU Ignores CD VAT Issue</LI> <LI>Studio Aims To Flip Broadcast Flag</LI> <LI>Weitzman Joins Greenberg Glusker</LI> </UL> For these stor ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. EU VAT Debate To Overlook CD Issue

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT European Union government representatives will be denied the chance to debate lowering value-added-tax on CDs when they meet tomorrow (May 12) to discuss a new compromise on general VAT rates. European Union government representatives will be deni ...

  11. Brit Gov't Reshuffles DCMS

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A British post-election ministerial reshuffle has been unveiled today (May 11) at the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, which has primary dealings with the national music business. A British post-election ministerial reshuffle has been unvei ...

  12. Keating To Host IFPI Platinum Awards

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Irish pop singer Ronan Keating will host the 5th IFPI Platinum Europe Awards, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry said today (May 10). Irish pop singer Ronan Keating will host the 5th IFPI Platinum Europe Awards, the Internat ...

  13. Keating To Host IFPI Platinum Awards

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Irish pop singer Ronan Keating will host the 5th IFPI Platinum Europe Awards, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry said today (May 10). Irish pop singer Ronan Keating will host the 5th IFPI Platinum Europe Awards, the Internat ...

  14. Our Recorded Heritage Deserves To Be Heard

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Record companies have long treated catalog product-whether created by them or inherited from companies they acquire-as an asset they could exploit or ignore at will. Mostly they have ignored it, reiss Tim Brooks is the author of "Lost Sounds: ...

  15. UNITED ARTISTS OF EUROPE?

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran French rocker Johnny Hallyday, British pop icon Marianne Faithfull, Belgian singer Axelle Red and German top-selling act Herbert Grönemeyer were among the 500 personalities from the arts who Veteran French rocker Johnny Hallyday, British p ...

  16. EU Says Raided VNU, ACNielsen In Antitrust Probe

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission raided Dutch media group VNU and its market research unit ACNielsen in March in an antitrust probe, a spokesman for an EC executive said April 22. BRUSSELS, Belgium (Reuters) -- The European Commission raided Dutch media gr ...

  17. EC Launches Copyright, Piracy Survey

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission said April 22 that it has launched a major survey on copyright and piracy among the European Union's trading partners in Eastern Europe, Asia and Latin America. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The European Commiss ...

  18. Miyet Elected President Of GESAC

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT SACEM chairman to replace Gema's Kreile. Bernard Miyet was elected to a two-year term as president of GESAC (European Grouping of Authors' and Composers' Societies), on April 21 at the trade group's general meeting. Miyet is ch ...

  19. Microsoft Names New Windows Software

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft on March 29 finally complied with the European Commission's demands regarding the naming of the new version of its Windows XP software, accepting the name Windows XP Home Edition N. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Microsoft on ...

  20. EC Gets Tough On Copyright Directive

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST The European Commission on March 21 launched infringement proceedings against Belgium, Finland and Sweden for failing to implement copyright laws. BRUSSELS -- The European Commission on March 21 launched infringement proceedings against Belgium, F ...

  21. EU To Set Up Media Task Force

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST A task force will be set up within the European Commission to examine media issues, it was announced March 24. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- A task force will be set up within the European Commission to examine media issues, it was announce ...

  22. This Week's Top Stories

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST <UL><LI>Japanese Labels Accused Of Trade Violations</LI> <LI>EU To Set Up Media Task Force</LI> <LI>JamSports Awarded $90 Mil In CCE Suit</LI> <LI>Case Summary: Illinois Recognizes Remote Tortious In ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. EU Regulators Eye Bans On Hate Broadcasts

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Europe's public broadcasting regulators agreed during a March 17 meeting in Brussels to coordinate procedures to combat hate broadcasts, organizers said. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Europe's public broadcasting regulators agreed ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. EC Gets Tough On C'right Directive

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST The European Commission today (March 21) launched infringement proceedings against Belgium, Finland and Sweden for failing to implement copyright laws. The European Commission today (March 21) launched infringement proceedings against Belgium, Fin ...

  27. EC Gets Tough On C'right Directive

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST The European Commission today (March 21) launched infringement proceedings against Belgium, Finland and Sweden for failing to implement copyright laws. The European Commission today (March 21) launched infringement proceedings against Belgium, Fin ...

  28. Jenner To Chair European Live Music Forum

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Recently established trade body the European Live Music Forum has appointed Peter Jenner as its inaugural chairman. Recently established trade body the European Live Music Forum has appointed Peter Jenner as its inaugural chairman. The veteran art ...

  29. Jenner To Chair European Live Music Forum

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Recently established trade body the European Live Music Forum has appointed Peter Jenner as its inaugural chairman. Recently established trade body the European Live Music Forum has appointed Peter Jenner as its inaugural chairman. The veteran art ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. EC Reopens Microsoft, Time Warner Inquiry

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The European Commission said Feb. 11 that it had reopened its investigation into Microsoft and Time Warner's plan to take over anti-piracy software firm ContentGuard Holdings Inc. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The European Commission s ...

  35. EU Piracy Busts Rise In 2004

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Seizures of counterfeit music, movies and software in the Europe Union jumped 172% between 2002 and 2003, the European Commission says in a report issued Feb. 8. BRUSSELS -- Seizures of counterfeit music, movies and software in the Europe Union ju ...

  36. N.Z., Germany Ink Co-production Treaty

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark and German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer signed an official co-production treaty between the two countries Feb. 11 at the Berlin International Film Festival. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- New Zealand Prime M ...

  37. EU Piracy Busts Rise In 2004

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Seizures of counterfeit music, movies and software within the Europe Union jumped 172% between 2002 and 2003, the European Commission said in a report today (Feb. 8). Seizures of counterfeit music, movies and software within the Europe Union jumpe ...

  38. Nicoli Speaks On U.K.'s Creative Industries IP Forum

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST EMI Group chairman Eric Nicoli spoke Feb. 4 at the Advancing Enterprise 2005 conference in London, organized by the department of the Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown.The following is an edite EMI Group chairman Eric Nicoli spoke Feb. 4 at ...

  39. Music Groups Lobby EU

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST A coalition of entertainment and media groups is calling on the European Union to foster creativity and innovation as it revamps its 10-year economic plan. BRUSSELS -- A coalition of entertainment and media groups is calling on the European Union ...

  40. Nicoli Asks U.K. Gov't To Champion IP Industries

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST EMI chief calls for protection on int'l level. EMI Group chairman Eric Nicoli is urging British policymakers to put the creative industries "at the center of the government agenda" and take the lead in defending their rights at an i ...

  41. Nicoli Asks U.K. Gov't To Champion IP Industries

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST EMI Group chairman Eric Nicoli is urging British policymakers to put the creative industries "at the center of the government agenda" and take the lead in defending their rights at an international le EMI Group chairman Eric Nicoli is ur ...

  42. Britain To Host Euro IP Conference

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST The European Commission and the British government have thrown their support behind a conference spotlighting intellectual property. The European Commission and the British government have thrown their support behind a conference spotlighting inte ...

  43. Britain To Host Euro IP Conference

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST The European Commission and the British government have thrown their support behind a conference spotlighting intellectual property. The European Commission and the British government have thrown their support behind a conference spotlighting inte ...

  44. Music Groups Lobby EU On Economic Plans

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Call for greater IP protection. A coalition of entertainment and media groups is calling on the European Union to focus on fostering creativity and innovation as it revamps its 10-year economic plan. An industry coalition that includes the IFPI ha ...

  45. Courts

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST This Week's Stories: Student liable for links to music sites; Experience Hendrix sues over live record; Microsoft foregoes EU appeal This Week's Stories: Norway Student Ordered To Pay For Linking To Music Sites OSLO, Norway (AP) -- Norwa ...

  46. SEC

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST This Week's Story: SEC may ease Sarbanes-Oxley rules. This Week's Story: SEC Considers Easing Rules On Foreign Companies LONDON (AP) -- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is considering softening new American corporate governanc ...

  47. EU Broadcast Quotas Come Under Fire

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST The European Union's rules on broadcasting quotas were challenged in the EU's highest court Jan. 19 as outdated relics that are ill-suited to cope with the needs of pay-per-view technology. BRUSSELS -- The European Union's rules on ...

  48. Melua, Rice Among Border Breakers Winners

    January 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Prize sponsored by the European Commission. Katie Melua and Damien Rice were among the winners of the second annual European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA), held Jan. 23 in Cannes during the MIDEM trade show. The organization honors artists from th ...

  49. Melua, Rice Among Border Breakers Winners

    January 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Prize sponsored by the European Commission. Katie Melua and Damien Rice were among the winners of the second annual European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA), held Jan. 23 in Cannes during the MIDEM trade show. The organization honors artists from th ...

  50. Westlife Trademark Battle Reaches Court

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Irish boyband Westlife is involved in a trademark tussle with German cigarette company West. After five years' legal wrangling, the case is due to be heard tomorrow (Jan. 18) at the European Union's C Irish boyband Westlife is involved i ...

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