Family Entertainment and Copyright Act

  1. Teen Is First Convicted Under Family Ent. Copyright Act

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Curtis Salisbury, 19, became the first person to be convicted under the recently enacted Family Entertainment and Copyright Act (FECA). NEW YORK -- Curtis Salisbury, 19, became the first person to be convicted under the recently enacted Family Ent ...

  2. Pirate Convicted With Newly Enacted Camcorder Law

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Curtis Salisbury pleaded guilty to two charges. Curtis Salisbury, 19, became the first person to be convicted under the recently enacted Family Entertainment and Copyright Act (FECA). He pleaded guilty Monday (Sept. 26) in the U.S. District Court ...

  3. First Suspect Indicted Under Camcorder Law

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The first indictment has been handed down under a law enacted this year that makes it a federal crime to camcord a movie. WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The first indictment has been handed down under a law enacted this year that mak ...

  4. President Bush Signs FECA Into Law

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After President Bush affixed his signature to the Family Entertainment and Copyright Act in an Oval Office ceremony April 26, it became a federal crime to camcord a movie. WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- After President Bush affixed h ...

  5. Bush Signs Family Ent. And Copyright Act

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bill allows the sale of DVD editing equipment. It’s now against the law -- with civil penalty remedies -- to distribute pre-release recordings. President Bush signed the Family Entertainment and Copyright Act into law yesterday (April 27). Congres ...

  6. Bush Signs Family Ent. And Copyright Act

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT It’s now against the law -- with civil penalty remedies -- to distribute pre-release recordings. President Bush signed the Family Entertainment and Copyright Act into law yesterday (April 27). Congr It’s now against the law -- with civil penalty r ...

  7. House Vote On FECA To Bring Closure

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After a legislative brawl that spanned two Congresses, the Family Entertainment and Copyright Act appears to be on its way to the president's desk for his signature. WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- After a legislative brawl that ...

  8. Senate OKs Family Entertainment Act

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST In a surprisingly swift action, the Senate Feb. 1 passed the Family Entertainment and Copyright Act. It now goes to the House, where there is a companion bill, for expected quick approval. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In a surprisingly swift action, the Se ...

  9. Senate Passes Family Entertainment Act

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Bill penalizes copyright infringers. In a surprisingly swift action, the Senate yesterday (Feb. 1) passed the Family Entertainment and Copyright Act. It now goes to the House, where there is a companion bill, for expected quick approval. The bills ...

  10. Family Entertainment Act Back In Play

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Lawmakers reintroduce copyright bill. Federal lawmakers yesterday (Jan. 25) reintroduced the Family Entertainment and Copyright Act of 2005, H.R. 357. The bill has three sections. The Family Movie Act would allow parents to use technology in the h ...

  11. Execs Hope For Fast Break On Camcord Law

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Some entertainment industry executives are pushing for quick consideration in the new Congress of new copyright laws, including one that would make it a crime to camcord a movie. WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Some entertainment indu ...

  12. House OKs Anti-Piracy Act

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The House of Representatives on Sept. 28 passed the Piracy Deterrence and Education Act of 2004, considered one of the most important pieces of anti-piracy legislation to be approved by the 108th Cong WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The House of Representativ ...

  13. House OKs Anti-Piracy Act

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bill calls for felony prosecution of uploaders. The House of Representatives this afternoon (Sept. 28) passed the Piracy Deterrence and Education Act of 2004, considered one of the most important pieces of anti-piracy legislation to be approved by ...

  14. House Subcommittee OKs Family Movie Act

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The House Judiciary Subcommittee on July 21 approved the Family Movie Act in an 18-9 vote. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) introduced the bill, H.R. 4586, on June 16. It states that movie filtering softwar LOS ANGELES -- The House Judiciary Subcommitte ...

  15. New Bill Would OK Movie Filtering Software

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) has introduced the Family Movie Act, which states that movie filtering software does not violate copyright law. The Family Movie Act (H.R. 4586), introduced June 16, also sa LOS ANGELES -- Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) has ...