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  1. Top News From Entertainment Law Weekly

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT <UL> <LI>Japan launches entertainment-lawyer network.</LI> <LI>Commentary: Majors up on film, TV licensing.</LI> <LI>Microsoft digs in its heels to appeal EU ruling.</LI> <LI>Nielsen eyes sports-spon ...

  2. IP Tops French Culture Minister's Agenda

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "Protecting intellectual and artistic property against piracy" is a top priority of new French culture minister Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres. PARIS--"Protecting intellectual and artistic property against piracy" is a top priority ...

  3. Competition Concerns Snag Sony, BMG

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Sony-BMG merger won't be cleared by European regulators by June 22, the initial deadline set by the European Commission to end its probe on the deal. BRUSSELS--The Sony-BMG merger won't be cleared by European regulators by June 22, t ...

  4. EU Backs Standardized Copyright Laws

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission is advocating a new law on collecting copyright fees. The EC confirmed today (April 19) that it has launched a consultation exercise to determine the effects of standardizing E The European Commission is advocating a new la ...

  5. CERTA Tackles Piracy This Week

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WASHINGTON--Members of the newly-organized CERTA, the Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations, are meeting with members of Congress Tuesday (April 20) to drum up support to combat entert Virgin Artist Severs Ties On Contract Dispute B ...

  6. Italy's FIMI, FPM Disappointed Over P2P Decree

    April 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italian labels body FIMI and anti-piracy association FPM have jointly expressed a "strong sense of disappointment" at a government decree on illegal file-sharing. "The decree makes Italy the only Euro Italian labels body FIMI and an ...

  7. EU Commission Pauses Sony/BMG Investigation

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission has interrupted its anti-trust investigations into the proposed merger of the music units of Sony Corp. and Bertelsmann. The Commission, the executive body of the European Unio The European Commission has interrupted its an ...

  8. EU Commission Pauses Sony/BMG Investigation

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission has interrupted its anti-trust investigations into the proposed merger of the music units of Sony Corp. and Bertelsmann. The Commission, the executive body of the European Unio The European Commission has interrupted its an ...

  9. RealNetworks Prepares European Rhapsody Launch

    April 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Internet media company RealNetworks is preparing to launch its online music service Rhapsody in Europe within the next year, its chief executive revealed yesterday (April 8). Internet media company RealNetworks is preparing to launch its online mu ...

  10. RealNetworks Prepares European Rhapsody Launch

    April 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Internet media company RealNetworks is preparing to launch its online music service Rhapsody in Europe within the next year, its chief executive revealed yesterday (April 8). Internet media company RealNetworks is preparing to launch its online mu ...

  11. IFPI Suits Seen In UK, France

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT International trade body the IFPI is expected to start suing illegal file-sharers in the United Kingdom and France, following similar recent actions elsewhere in the EU. LONDON--International trade body the IFPI is expected to start suing illegal ...

  12. Recouping E-Royalties Made Easier

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT LOS ANGELES--Thanks to a simplified application process, producers are having an easier time recouping their share of webcasting and satellite transmission royalties of their recordings. <br clear="no NLRB Dismisses 'Virtual Music ...

  13. Napster's Gorog to Deliver Dublin Keynote

    April 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Event will discuss industry opportunities. Napster chairman CEO Chris Gorog will deliver the keynote speech for the "Creative Financing and Music" seminar April 20 in Dublin. He will use the platform to address government officials and b ...

  14. France Appoints New Minister Of Culture

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres has been named minister of culture and communication for France, in the new conservative government headed by Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin. Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres has been named minister of culture and communi ...

  15. Irish Gov't To Host Music Biz Seminar

    March 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Irish government will host a seminar April 19-20 in Dublin aimed at overcoming investor wariness of the music business. The Irish government will host a seminar April 19-20 in Dublin aimed at overcoming investor wariness of the music business. ...

  16. Microsoft Seen Appealing EU Ruling

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Microsoft is expected to appeal last week's decision by the European Union to fine the software giant a record $610 million for alleged antitrust violations. BRUSSELS--Microsoft is expected to appeal last week's decision by the European ...

  17. Jackson's Contract Suit Vs. UMG Advances

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST NEW YORK--A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has cleared the way for Michael Jackson to pursue a lawsuit against Universal Music Group for breach of contract. Jackson can now conduct an audit of UMG's BMI Licenses Songs To Digital Jukebox Fir ...

  18. EC To Set Antitrust Sanctions Vs. Microsoft This Week

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Commission, the European Union's executive authority, this week will announce antitrust sanctions against Microsoft, as well as confirm fines totaling up to $300 million. BRUSSELS--The European Commission, the European Union' ...

  19. NYC Residents, Club Owners Battle Over Noise

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST LOS ANGELES--A New York City night-life ordinance is unlikely to see the light of day in 2004. But supporters say the law, which seeks to soften club noise for Manhattan residents, will eventually be Licensing Deals Abound In Wireless Market NYC R ...

  20. New Euro Law Calls For Tough Penalties On Pirates

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST By adopting last week the European Union's IP Enforcement Directive, the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France is finally providing a framework to protect intellectual property rights. LONDON--By adopting last week the European Union' ...

  21. Kazaa Case Hits New Snag

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST SYDNEY--The Australian record industry's attempts to launch a copyright infringement case against Kazaa is facing another stumbling block. Lawyers for Kazaa's Sydney-based parent Sharman Networks lodg Internet Giants Join Forces Against ...

  22. European Parliament Passes Enforcement Directive

    March 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, today (March 9) passed the European Union's Enforcement Directive, which aims to provide a legal framework to protect intellectual property. The Directiv The European Parliament in Strasbourg, Fr ...

  23. European Parliament passes Enforcement Directive

    March 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, today (March 9) passed the European Union's Enforcement Directive, which aims to provide a legal framework to protect intellectual property. The Directiv The European Parliament in Strasbourg, Fr ...

  24. E.U. Set To Act On New Rules To Halt Piracy

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Union is expected to agree to new rules this week that will clamp down on movie and music pirates following a long legislative battle, according to E.U. sources last Friday. BRUSSELS--The European Union is expected to agree to new rul ...

  25. E.U. Set To Act On New Rules To Halt Piracy

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Union is expected to agree to new rules this week that will clamp down on movie and music pirates following a long legislative battle, according to the E.U. sources last Friday. <br clea Virgin, Fox Studio Drop Lawsuit, Settle Disp ...

  26. Euro Parliament To Vote On Piracy Directive

    March 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Union is due this coming week to agree on rules that would force its governments to clamp down on music and movie pirates. The European Parliament, the EU's elected assembly, is expected The European Union is due this coming week ...

  27. EU Set To Confirm New Piracy Rules

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Parliament is expected to confirm in Brussels new rules punishing counterfeiters and pirates on Feb. 25. MEPs are to agree the last amendments to the so-called "Enforcement Directive" tha BRUSSELS--The European Parliament is ...

  28. Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries Calif. Music/Tech Convocation Set For Feb. 25 EU Set To Confirm New Piracy Rules Clear Channel Commun Names Levin Legal Chief King Purtich Na ...

  29. GESAC Urges U.S. to Change Copyright Law

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST GESAC, the European group of societies of authors and composers, has renewed its plea for the U.S. to modify its Copyright Act to compel bars, restaurants and shops to pay royalties for the public per CANNES, France--GESAC, the European group of s ...

  30. Janet Jackson May Face Class Action Over Breast Flap

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Entertainment Law Weekly brings you news on the entertainment law industry. Janet Jackson May Face Class Action Over Breast Flap Lawmakers set to mull indecency issues GESAC Urges U.S. to Change Copyright Law Music Vets Form New Law Firm Down to t ...

  31. Macrovision Compels Retailer To Destroy 'Enhancers'

    February 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST After a warning from copyright-protection specialist Macrovision, U.K. retail chain Maplin Electronics has agreed to destroy its entire stock of video enhancers, which are used to delete copyright-pro After a warning from copyright-protection spec ...

  32. EC Moving To 'Phase 2' On Sony/BMG

    January 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Commission (EC) is to launch a four-month investigation into the planned merger between the music divisions of Bertelsmann AG and Sony Corp. The European Commission (EC) is to launch a four-month investigation into the planned merger ...

  33. EC Moving To 'Phase 2' On Sony/BMG

    January 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Commission (EC) is to launch a four-month investigation into the planned merger between the music divisions of Bertelsmann AG and Sony Corp. The European Commission (EC) is to launch a four-month investigation into the planned merger ...

  34. Border Breakers Honor Top-Selling EU Debuts

    January 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Britain's the Darkness is among the European Union bands that received a Border Breakers Award during the inaugural ceremony Sunday in Cannes. Britain's the Darkness is among the European Union bands that received a Border Breakers Award ...

  35. Border Breakers Honor Top-Selling EU Debuts

    January 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Britain's the Darkness is among the European Union bands that received a Border Breakers Award during the inaugural ceremony Sunday in Cannes. Britain's the Darkness is among the European Union bands that received a Border Breakers Award ...

  36. Euro Border Breakers Awards To Bow At Midem

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Commission, the EU's executive body, is to launch a music awards ceremony to promote up-and-coming European talent whose works have started to travel across boundaries in the European Uni The European Commission, the EU's ex ...

  37. Euro Border Breakers Awards To Bow At Midem

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Commission, the EU's executive body, is to launch a music awards ceremony to promote up-and-coming European talent whose works have started to travel across boundaries in the European Uni The European Commission, the EU's ex ...

  38. Euro Border Breakers Awards To Bow At Midem

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Commission, the EU's executive body, is to launch a music awards ceremony to promote up-and-coming European talent whose works have started to travel across boundaries in the European Uni The European Commission, the EU's ex ...

  39. Euro Border Breakers Awards To Bow At Midem

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST New event spotlights new Euro talent The European Commission, the EU's executive body, is to launch a music awards ceremony to promote up-and-coming European talent whose works have started to travel across boundaries in the European Union. T ...

  40. EU Regulators To Review Sony, BMG Merger

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Competition commission officially notified Bertelsmann AG and Sony Corp. have officially notified the European Union's competition commission of their plans to combine their recorded music businesses. A Bertelsmann spokesman confirms that the ...

  41. EU Regulators To Review Sony, BMG Merger

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bertelsmann AG and Sony Corp. have officially notified the European Union's competition commission of their plans to combine their recorded music businesses. Bertelsmann AG and Sony Corp. have officially notified the European Union's com ...

  42. EU Regulators To Review Sony, BMG Merger

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Competition commission officially notified Bertelsmann AG and Sony Corp. have officially notified the European Union's competition commission of their plans to combine their recorded music businesses. A Bertelsmann spokesman confirms that the ...

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