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  1. Take-2 Stock Punished As 'GTA' Gets Adult Rating

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Take-Two Interactive Software shares fell another 4.9% July 21, a day after the company said its hit game "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" has received an "adults only" rating, prompting the videogame (The Hollywood Reporter and ...

  2. Senators Fight Sex Appearing In 'GTA' Game

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A pair of senators are incensed over pornographic content "hidden" in the popular videogame "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" and are demanding action from either the government or the game's maker. WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hol ...

  3. GameStop To Buy Electronics Boutique For $1.44 Bil

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Videogame retailer GameStop Corp. said on April 18 it would buy competitor Electronics Boutique Holdings Corp. for $1.44 billion in cash and stock, creating a company that would rival Wal-Mart in game (Reuters) -- Videogame retailer GameStop Corp. ...

  4. Hollywood Shareholders Approve Movie Gallery Merger

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hollywood Entertainment Corp. announced April 22 that its shareholders have officially approved a merger with fellow rental chain Movie Gallery. LOS ANGELES -- Hollywood Entertainment Corp. announced April 22 that its shareholders have officially ...

  5. Hollywood Approves Movie Gallery Merger

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hollywood Entertainment Corp. announced today (April 22) that its shareholders have officially approved a merger with fellow rental chain Movie Gallery. Hollywood Entertainment Corp. announced today (April 22) that its shareholders have officially ...

  6. This Week's Top Stories

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <UL> <LI>China Caught In Web Of Games</LI> <LI>Behind the Deal: Labels Argue Legal Relationships Behind Kazaa</LI> <LI>FTC Won't Enter LPM Debate</LI> <LI>Case Summary: Pre-1972 Sound Recordings ...

  7. FTC Won't Enter LPM Debate

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Federal Trade Commission has declined to intervene in the ongoing dispute between Nielsen Media Research and a coalition of advocacy groups and lawmakers who contend that Nielsen's new Local Peopl (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Federal T ...

  8. Blockbuster Drops Hollywood Bid

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Blockbuster has backed out of its proposed takeover of Hollywood Entertainment. LOS ANGELES -- Blockbuster has backed out of its proposed takeover of Hollywood Entertainment. In an announcement on March 25, Blockbuster said that its $14.50-per-sha ...

  9. Update:Blockbuster Drops Hollywood Bid

    March 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Blockbuster has backed out of its proposed takeover of Hollywood Entertainment. Blockbuster has backed out of its proposed takeover of Hollywood Entertainment. In an announcement today (March 25), Blockbuster said that its $14.50 per share offer t ...

  10. Ex-Hollywood CEO Supports B'Buster Bid

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Wattles looking to buy Hollywood stores. Blockbuster's bid to take over rival rental chain Hollywood Video has gained the support of Hollywood's former CEO, Mark Wattles. In a letter sent Monday (March 21) to Blockbuster and to Hollywood ...

  11. Blockbuster Posts Small Q4 Profit

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Blockbuster Inc. reported today (March 9) that total revenues for the fourth quarter increased 6.3% to $1.72 billion, compared to $1.62 billion in the same period the year before. The company posted a Blockbuster Inc. reported today (March 9) that ...

  12. This Week's Top Stories

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST <UL> <LI>FTC Wants B'buster Deal Frozen</LI> <LI>Jackson's Wingnut Films Sues Over 'Rings' Profits</LI> <LI>Oz Court Freezes Assets Of Key Kazaa Figures</LI> <LI>Case Summary: Bri ...

  13. FTC Wants B'buster Deal Frozen

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Blockbuster Inc.'s play for rival Hollywood Entertainment was dealt another blow March 4 as the Federal Trade Commission said the video rental giant has provided "insufficient and inaccurate" informat NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporte ...

  14. FTC Blocks Blockbuster From Hollywood Buy

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Federal Trade Commission has filed a motion to bar Blockbuster from pursuing a hostile takeover of Hollywood Video. The Federal Trade Commission has filed a motion to bar Blockbuster from pursuing a hostile takeover of Hollywood Video. Blockbu ...

  15. Violent Video Games Spark Rising Debate on Bans

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST California legislators are considering making sales of violent video games to minors illegal, joining a national debate about whether the industry should be left to regulate itself, like movie theater LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -- California legislator ...

  16. Hollywood Ent. Board Rejects Blockbuster

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hollywood Entertainment's board of directors unanimously rejected a bid to be acquired by Blockbuster Inc., recommending instead that shareholders approve a merger with rival video store chain Movie G (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Hollywood Ent ...

  17. Hollywood Board Rejects Blockbuster Bid

    February 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hollywood Entertainment Corp.'s board of directors today (Feb. 17) rejected Blockbuster's acquisition bid and recommended that shareholders vote in favor of a merger with rental chain Movie Gallery. Hollywood Entertainment Corp.'s b ...

  18. Movie Gallery Gets Regulatory OK For Hollywood

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Blockbuster amends offer. Movie Gallery appears to be moving closer in its bid to acquire video rental chain Hollywood, while Blockbuster continues to upgrade its rival offer. Movie Gallery said today (Feb. 14) that it has regulatory clearance to ...

  19. Bill Targets Retailers Who Sell 'Mature' Games To Minors

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST The governor of Illinois on Dec. 16 proposed legislation that would make it a crime for retailers to sell violent or sexually graphic videogames to minors. It is the first state bill ever to try polic WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The governor of Illinois o ...

  20. Events: Reinventing the FCC for the Digital Age and A Special Evening with Desmond Child.

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Events: Reinventing the FCC for the Digital Age and A Special Evening with Desmond Child. Event Listings: Reinventing the FCC for the Digital Age, Oct. 15, Washington, D.C., presented by the Progress & Freedom Foundation Congressional Seminar, ...

  21. Attorneys General Call For Halt To P2P Swapping

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nearly all the top law enforcement officers in the individual States signed on to a letter delivered to the peer-to-peer services and their Washington, D.C.-based trade associations yesterday (Aug. 5) WASHINGTON -- Nearly all the top law enforceme ...

  22. Megadeth Founders Exchange Lawsuits

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The founding members of popular '80s metal band Megadeth are banging their heads in court. Two separate actions hinge on a purported settlement ending the bandmates' corporate partnership, and whether Megadeth Founders Exchange Lawsuits ...

  23. AGs Call For Halt To P2P Swapping

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT State governments weigh in on issue. Nearly all the top law enforcement officers in the individual States signed on to a letter delivered to the peer-to-peer services and their Washington, D.C.-based trade associations yesterday (Aug. 5), urging t ...

  24. FTC Clears Sony BMG

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The merger of Sony Music and BMG has cleared its final regulatory hurdle, as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today (July 28) announced that it has closed its investigation into the proposed deal. The merger of Sony Music and BMG has cleared its ...

  25. Update: EC Vows To Monitor Music Market

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission pledged today (July 20) to remain vigilant and monitor the music market. The announcement came the day after the body gave the green light to the planned merger between Sony Mu The European Commission pledged today (July 20 ...

  26. Update: EC Vows To Monitor Music Market

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission pledged today (July 20) to remain vigilant and monitor the music market. The announcement came the day after the body gave the green light to the planned merger between Sony Mu The European Commission pledged today (July 20 ...

  27. Legal Matters

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Merger of the recorded-music divisions of Bertelsmann AG and Sony Music Entertainmentr seems likely to pass FTC muster. Merger of the recorded-music divisions of Bertelsmann AG and Sony Music Entertainmentr seems likely to pass FTC muster. News ...

  28. Copy-Protection Bill Raises Ire In House

    June 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In an extraordinary move, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and two Judiciary copyright subcommittee leaders have publicly come out in opposition to a bill introduced by a committee member In an extraordinary move, the chairman of the ...

  29. House Hearing To Discuss Fair-Use Bill

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT There'll be little neutral ground at a House panel hearing Wednesday (May 12) to discuss a bill that would broaden consumer fair-use rights. There'll be little neutral ground at a House panel hearing Wednesday (May 12) to discuss a bill ...

  30. Senators Seek Probe Of Peer-To-Peer Networks

    May 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Five senators have sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission requesting that the panel investigate whether peer-to-peer file-sharing software companies are in violation of trade laws because they Five senators have sent a letter to the Federal ...

  31. Tower Records Settles Hacker Attack Suit

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The company that operates the <A HREF="http://www.towerrecords.com" TARGET="new">Web site</A> for retailer Tower Records has settled complaints by U.S. regulators that it allowed hackers in 2002 to st The company th ...

  32. Tower Records Settles Hacker Attack Suit

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The company that operates the <A HREF="http://www.towerrecords.com" TARGET="new">Web site</A> for retailer Tower Records has settled complaints by U.S. regulators that it allowed hackers in 2002 to st The company th ...

  33. Tower Records Settles Hacker Attack Suit

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The company that operates the <A HREF="http://www.towerrecords.com" TARGET="new">Web site</A> for retailer Tower Records has settled complaints by U.S. regulators that it allowed hackers in 2002 to st The company th ...

  34. Entertainment Trade Groups Join Forces

    April 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Five major entertaiment trade bodies have teamed to form the Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations (CERTA). Five major entertaiment trade bodies have teamed to form the Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations (CERTA). C ...

  35. Entertainment Trade Groups Join Forces

    April 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Five major entertaiment trade bodies have teamed to form the Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations (CERTA). Five major entertaiment trade bodies have teamed to form the Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations (CERTA). C ...

  36. 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 ...

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