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  1. Business Matters: Regulatory Hurdles In EMI's Future

    November 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. -- If EMI takes the path many people expect, regulatory hurdles are likely to be a part of its future. Now that Terra Firma has lost its lawsuit against Citigroup , many people expect EMI - at lea ...

  2. European Collection Societies Welcome Anti-Piracy Ruling

    October 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT European collection societies have welcomed a European Court of Justice ruling that upholds the principle of an anti-piracy "digital copying tax" on consumer media and equipment used for reproduction, as applied in Spain and most other E ...

  3. Pirate Bay Lawyer Files For Retrial

    April 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Four men sentenced to jail for breaching copyright in connection with Pirate Bay, one of the world's largest free file-sharing Web sites, should be given a new trial because the judge was biased, according to court documents filed in Sweden. ...

  4. Impala Renews Appeal Against Sony BMG Merger OK

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT European independent music companies trade association Impala has launched another appeal with the European Commission contesting regulators' clearance of the Sony BMG merger. Brussels-based Impala said today it had lodged an appeal last Frid ...

  5. IFPI Welcomes Euro Court File-sharing Ruling

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST The IFPI has welcomed a judgement on intellectual property rights by the European Court of Justice, even though it ruled in favour of a Spanish telecom company's right not to disclose information about illegal file-sharing. The London-based g ...

  6. Sony BMG Merger Ruling Scrutinized In EU Court 'Opinion'

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST A leading EU judge today said its lower court was correct to annul the 2004 clearance of the merger of the recorded music units of Sony Corp and German media company Bertelsmann AG. Juliane Kokott, the advocate general of the European Court of Jus ...

  7. European MP Questions Sony BMG Merger

    October 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A member of the European Parliament has effectively challenged the European Commission's second approval of the Sony BMG merger. In a written question on Tuesday, French socialist Guy Bono, member of the EP's Culture Committee and curren ...

  8. Impala Rails Against Sony BMG Decision

    October 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Independents group' Impala has issued a detailed reaction to the European Commission’s clearance of the Sony BMG merger. The Commission cleared the merger for the second time on Wednesday (Oct. 3), saying "the transaction would not creat ...

  9. EU Approves Sony BMG Merger, Impala Demands Inquiry

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission has cleared for the second time the merger of Sony and Bertelsmann's recorded music businesses to create Sony BMG. In a statement, the Commission -- the European Union's antitrust authority -- said, "the tran ...

  10. IMPALA To Meet With EC Commissioner

    February 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST IMPALA leaders plan to meet with the European Commissioner in charge of competition on Friday (Feb. 23), Billboard.biz has learned. They intend to discuss a proposed framework to resolve objections that the independent music trade group has -- or ...

  11. Indies Dominate MIDEM Day Three

    January 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST The A&R and independent music communities took center stage for the Midem panel program today (Jan. 23), as the 41st annual event entered its third day. Speaking on an afternoon Q&A panel discussion on the short and medium term plans for t ...

  12. Impala Gathers Findings On UMG/BMG Pub Merger

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pan-European independent music companies' trade association Impala is calling on its membership to respond with any grievances in light of Universal Music Group's planned acquisition of BMG Music Publ Pan-European independent music compa ...

  13. VU Awaits Dec. 8 Ruling On BMG Pub Buy

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST EC sets provisional deadline. Vivendi's Universal Music Group should learn whether the European Commission approves its purchase of BMG Music Publishing by Dec. 8, the provisional deadline set by the EC to issue its ruling. UMG successfully b ...

  14. Source: Bandier To Resign EMI Music Pub Post

    September 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Executive may play into WMG plans. Martin Bandier is resigning his post as chairman/co-CEO of EMI Music Publishing, Billboard.biz has learned. The move follows discussions between Warner Music Group chairman Edgar Bronfman Jr. and Bandier over WMG ...

  15. Source: Bandier To Resign EMI Music Pub Post

    September 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Martin Bandier is resigning his post as chairman/co-CEO of EMI Music Publishing, Billboard.biz has learned. The move follows discussions between Warner Music Group chairman Edgar Bronfman Jr. and Band Martin Bandier is resigning his post as chairm ...

  16. Czech Amendment Threatens Performance Royalties From Hotels

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST A proposed amendment to the Czech Republic's Copyright Act concerning music performances in hotels has angered collecting societies, which fear substantial revenue losses. PRAGUE -- A proposed amendment to the Czech Republic's Copyright ...

  17. Sources: Impala Taking EC To Court Over Sony BMG Merger

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST LONDON -- European independent labels' body Impala is to launch a court challenge to the Sony BMG merger, sources say. ELW has learned that Impala plans to announce its decision on Nov. 3. LONDON -- European independent labels' body Impa ...

  18. Sources: Impala Taking EC To Court Over Sony BMG

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST European independent labels' body Impala is to launch a court challenge to the Sony BMG merger, sources say. Billboard.biz has learned that Impala plans to announce its decision on Wednesday (Nov. 3). European independent labels' body Im ...

  19. Sources: Impala Taking EC To Court Over Sony BMG

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST European independent labels' body Impala is to launch a court challenge to the Sony BMG merger, sources say. Billboard.biz has learned that Impala plans to announce its decision on Wednesday (Nov. 3). European independent labels' body Im ...

  20. DRM Concerns Prompt EU To Examine Microsoft-Time Warner Deal

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Software giant Microsoft Corp. and media and entertainment powerhouse Time Warner Inc. ran into fresh trouble with the European Union on Aug. 25, as antitrust regulators ordered an in-depth probe of t BRUSSELS (AP) -- Software giant Microsoft Corp ...

  21. EC Approval Of Sony BMG: A Textbook Merger Review

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In 2000, the European Commission voiced serious objections to a proposed merger between EMI and Warner Music. Yet a few weeks ago, stories began circulating that the Commission was prepared to approve In 2000, the European Commission voiced seriou ...

  22. Music Biz Ponders Sony BMG Structure After EC OKs Merger

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Now that the European Commission on July 19 cleared the proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG, approval by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is the final hurdle before the deal's completion. <br clear Music Biz Ponders Sony BMG Structure A ...