Federation against Copyright Theft

  1. Germany Finally Embracing the Digital Era

    August 24, 2012 1:07 PM EDT BERLIN - The German music market, the world's third largest in 2011 according to the IFPI, is finally catching up to the digital era, according to a new study presented by the German music association BVMI (Bundesverband Musikindustrie) toget ...

  2. Business Matters: BandPage Branches Out

    July 24, 2012 5:16 PM EDT BandPage Everywhere Allows Artists to Update Web Presences From One Place One ongoing trend in digital music startups has been to help artists, managers and labels save time, work more efficiently and basically do more with less. It's seen in ...

  3. Biz Awaits 'Digital Britain' Amid U.K. Govt Changes

    June 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A coalition of the U.K. creative industries has called on the government to take action against illegal file-sharing in its Digital Britain report, due next week. The call comes amid changes in the departments involved in the report, which will se ...

  4. Polish Piracy Ring Smashed

    February 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Polish police say they have shut down one of the biggest piracy operations in Europe. Police suspect the operation-which had an estimated distribution of nine million albums-was behind the Masterbox series, which consisted of DVDs containing pirat ...

  5. Jail Sentence For London Pirate

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A South East London man has been convicted of conspiracy to defraud after he was found in possession of counterfeited goods including music CDs, film DVDs and games. Neil Anthony Norton, 41, was sentenced to three years in jail at Blackfriars Crow ...

  6. Brit Cops Bust Music Counterfeiters

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Two men were arrested Monday on conspiracy to defraud the music and film industries after a chance encounter with British police. Police from Durham Constabulary interviewed the men after spotting that their car had no insurance. Subsequent raids ...

  7. U.K. Dogs Fetch Music Pirates

    May 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Project supported by MPAA. Two black Labradors, Lucky and Flo, are the latest additions to the fight against piracy. They have completed their eight-month training to uncover DVDs and other discs that pirates may be smuggling into the United Kingd ...

  8. U.K. Dogs Fetch Music Pirates

    May 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Project supported by MPAA. Two black Labradors, Lucky and Flo, are the latest additions to the fight against piracy. They have completed their eight-month training to uncover DVDs and other discs that pirates may be smuggling into the United Kingd ...

  9. Scots Piracy Raids Net $19 Million In CDs, DVDs

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Central Scotland Police said on Dec. 1 it had seized more than £10 million ($19.3 million) worth of counterfeit CDs, DVDs and computer games in raids in Scottish cities that resulted in 28 arrests. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Central Scotland Poli ...

  10. U.K. Distributors Win Ruling Over Rental Prices

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST U.K. home entertainment distributors are claiming victory in the ongoing battle over premium pricing of rental DVD and VHS films following a High Court ruling in the last week. LONDON (The Hollywood Reporter) -- U.K. home entertainment distributor ...

  11. Scotland Raid Nets 14 Pirates

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fourteen people were arrested and £1 million ($1.82 million) worth of counterfeit product was seized Aug. 17 during a multi-agency raid on Paddy's Market in Glasgow, Scotland. LONDON -- Fourteen people were arrested and £1 million ($1.82 mill ...

  12. Scotland Raid Nets 14 Pirates

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fourteen people were arrested and £1 million ($1.82) worth of counterfeit product was seized yesterday during a multi-agency raid on Paddy's Market, in Glasgow, Scotland. Fourteen people were arrested and £1 million ($1.82 million) w ...

  13. Scotland Raid Nets 14 Pirates

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fourteen people were arrested and £1 million ($1.82) worth of counterfeit product was seized yesterday during a multi-agency raid on Paddy's Market, in Glasgow, Scotland. Fourteen people were arrested and £1 million ($1.82 million) w ...

  14. British Government Launches Anti-Piracy Plan

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The British government has unveiled a national strategy on fighting counterfeiters, with a special focus on intellectual property (IP). LONDON -- The British government has unveiled a national strategy on fighting counterfeiters, with a special fo ...

  15. 57 Arrested In Brit Piracy Raids

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A cross-industry investigation into counterfeit CD and DVD merchants in Britain last weekend culminated with 57 arrests. The arrests were made during raids on 12 market sites throughout the east and n LONDON -- A cross-industry investigation into ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 57 Arrested In Brit Piracy Raids

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A cross-industry investigation into counterfeit CD and DVD merchants in Britain last weekend culminated with 57 arrests. The arrests were made during raids on 12 market sites throughout the east and n A cross-industry investigation into counterfei ...

  18. 57 Arrested In Brit Piracy Raids

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A cross-industry investigation into counterfeit CD and DVD merchants in Britain last weekend culminated with 57 arrests. The arrests were made during raids on 12 market sites throughout the east and n A cross-industry investigation into counterfei ...

  19. BPI Helps Dismantle British Piracy Gang

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Authorities have smashed what is described as a major counterfeiting ring supplying the Durham area in the north of England. Authorities have smashed what is described as a major counterfeiting ring supplying the Durham area in the north of Englan ...

  20. BPI Helps Dismantle British Piracy Gang

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Authorities have smashed what is described as a major counterfeiting ring supplying the Durham area in the north of England. Authorities have smashed what is described as a major counterfeiting ring supplying the Durham area in the north of Englan ...

  21. 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 ...