Government

  1. Supremes Say Amen To FCC Regs

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 29 turned back a religious broadcaster's attempt to undo federal regulations that govern the distribution of broadcast licenses intended for public TV and radio stations WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) ...

  2. FCC Commissioner Adelstein Renominated

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST President George W. Bush has announced his intention to nominate commissioner Jonathan Adelstein to the Federal Communications Commission for the remainder of a five-year term expiring June 30, 2008. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President George W. Bush ha ...

  3. Congress Passes CARP Reform Act

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Copyright Royalty and Distribution Reform Act of 2004, the only major piece of copyright legislation to emerge from the 108th Congress, is on its way to the White House for the President's signatu WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Copyright Royalty ...

  4. House Passes CARP Reform Act

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Copyright Royalty and Distribution Reform Act of 2004, the only major piece of copyright legislation to emerge from the 108th Congress, is on its way to the White House for the President's signatu The Copyright Royalty and Distribution Re ...

  5. FCC Commissioner Adelstein Renominated

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST President George W. Bush has announced his intention to nominate FCC commissioner Jonathan Adelstein for the remainder of a five-year term expiring June 30, 2008. The Democrat from South Dakota has se President George W. Bush has announced his int ...

  6. CBS Calls For Cancellation Of Super Bowl Fine

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST In a 78-page letter sent to the Federal Communications Commission Nov. 5, CBS calls on the Commission to cancel its proposed $550,000 indecency fine against the TV network for the Super Bowl halftime NEW YORK -- In a 78-page letter sent to the Fed ...

  7. CBS Calls For Cancellation Of Super Bowl Fine

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST In a 78-page letter sent to the FCC Friday (Nov. 5), CBS calls on the Commission to cancel its proposed $550,000 indecency fine against the TV network for the Super Bowl halftime show. In a 78-page letter sent to the FCC Friday (Nov. 5), CBS calls ...

  8. Elections And FCC: Expect "Ramp Up" On Indecency

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST The re-election of President George W. Bush, coupled with the return of Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.), signal to some Federal Communications Commission staffers that there will be a "ramp up" on the ind The re-election of President George ...

  9. Elections And FCC: Expect 'Ramp Up' On Indecency

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST The re-election of President George W. Bush, coupled with the return of Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.), signal to some FCC staffers that there will be a "ramp up" on the indecency issue, resulting in mor The re-election of President George ...

  10. Update: Artists' Groups Laud Spitzer Action

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT FMC, AFTRA have decried 'pay for play' at federal level. EMI has confirmed that it has received a request from New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer “for information regarding practices in connection with the promotion of records ...

  11. FCC Switches On Broadband Delivery

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Watch out, cable. The electric industry can now invade your turf, as the Federal Communications Commission on Oct. 14 approved regulations that allow power companies to provide broadband services. Washington, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Watch ...

  12. Ashcroft OKs Major IP Crime Crackdown

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT DOJ to bow 'most aggessive' efforts ever. Artists and labels can look forward to ramped up efforts by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to go after major copyright infringers. Attorney General John Ashcroft announced today (Oct. 12) that h ...

  13. Canada's Billion-Dollar Culture Deficit Requires New Policy Approach

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canadian artists have enjoyed unprecedented international critical and commercial success in recent years. From Avril Lavigne to Yann Martel to Denys Arcand, Canadians have won Grammys, Bookers and Os Michael Geist is the Canada Research Chair in ...

  14. 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, ...

  15. Martin: FCC Must Face Varying Decency Standards

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT FCC commissioner Kevin Martin told broadcasters today (Oct. 7) at the NAB convention in San Diego that there is "increasing tension" over different decency standards for broadcasters and paid subscrip FCC commissioner Kevin Martin told b ...

  16. Martin: FCC Must Face Varying Decency Standards

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT FCC commissioner Kevin Martin told broadcasters today (Oct. 7) at the NAB convention in San Diego that there is "increasing tension" over different decency standards for broadcasters and for paid subs FCC commissioner Kevin Martin told b ...

  17. Lawmakers OK Indecency Bill

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Legislation sets highest fines ever. Federal lawmakers have agreed on a provision that would establish the highest fines ever for broadcasters who violate the Federal Communications Commission standards for indecency. The top fine would be $500,00 ...

  18. U.S. Announces STOP, IP Initiative

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Four top officials of the Bush administration announced Oct. 4 an initiative to crack down on the global theft of U.S. intellectual property. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Four top officials of the Bush administration announced Oct. 4 an initiative to crack ...

  19. German Artists Call For Radio Quotas

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The issue of quotas for local music on German radio came into focus today (Sept. 29) as the annual Popkomm trade convention kicked off in Berlin. The issue of quotas for local music on German radio came into focus today (Sept. 29) as the annual Po ...

  20. House Wants FCC To Fine On-Air Talent

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The chairman of the House Energy Committee is pushing to broaden the terms of the pending indecency bill to include fines against individuals. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The chairman of the House Energy Committee is pushing to broaden the terms of the pe ...

  21. Chancellor Schroeder To Speak At German Biz Gala

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder will deliver a speech at a Sept. 29 ceremony to mark the 175th anniversary of the German Music Publishers Assn. (DMV) and the German Federal Assn. of Music Retailer German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder will deliv ...

  22. Backlogged Congress Could Put Induce Bill On Hold

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Senate consideration of the so-called Induce bill may be put off until late November. The reason? There's not enough time left for lawmakers to take care of all their legislative business. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Senate consideration of the so-ca ...

  23. FCC Bolsters Children's TV Requirements

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.S. television broadcasters that decide to offer more programming on over-the-air digital channels will also have to add shows geared toward children, U.S. regulators ruled Sept. 9. WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) -- U.S. television broadcasters that ...

  24. Biz Hits D.C. To Lobby On Digital Issues

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Copyright Office meeting covers Induce bill. Copyright Office meeting covers Induce bill. News ...

  25. NAB Decries FCC's Mandatory Recording Rule

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Federal Communications Commission's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to require radio and TV stations to retain recordings of their programming has raised the ire of the National Assn. of Broadcaster NEW YORK -- The Federal Communications Co ...

  26. NAB Decries FCC's Mandatory Recording Rule

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Broadcasters call measure overbroad, unfair. The Federal Communications Commission’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to require radio and TV stations to retain recordings of their programming has raised the ire of the National Assn. of Broadcasters ...

  27. Tuned In: Radio

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Emmis Communications settles its indecency fines with the FCC and agrees to institute a plan to prevent future violations. Read Marc Schiffman's column. Emmis Communications settles its indecency fines with the FCC and agrees to institute a p ...

  28. New Taiwan Laws To Boost Music Biz

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Copyright legislation aims to tackle piracy. Copyright legislation aims to tackle piracy. News ...

  29. European Biz Hopeful Of Change At EC

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT José Manuel Barroso of Portugal, the EC's president designate, on Aug. 12 unveiled the names of the 24 nominated commissioners. Barroso has said that reform will be a central focus of his five-ye LONDON -- The music industry has high ...

  30. Tuned In: Radio

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Emmis Communications settles its indecency fines with the FCC and agrees to institute a plan to prevent future violations. Read Marc Schiffman's column. Emmis Communications settles its indecency fines with the FCC and agrees to institute a p ...

  31. FCC Fines Infinity Over Aired Phone Call

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The FCC has imposed a forfeiture of $4,000 on Infinity Radio Operations. NEW YORK -- The FCC has imposed a forfeiture of $4,000 on Infinity Radio Operations. The Aug. 11 order indicates that Infinity station WBLK(FM) in Buffalo, N.Y., broadcast a ...

  32. FCC Seeks To Lift Stay On Ownership Limits

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.S. communications regulators have asked a federal appeals court to reconsider its decision putting on hold new, tighter radio ownership limits. WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) -- U.S. communications regulators have asked a federal appeals court to re ...

  33. FCC Seeks To Lift Stay On Ownership Limits

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Says 'no sound reason' for hold on radio rules. U.S. communications regulators have asked a federal appeals court to reconsider its decision putting on hold new, tighter radio ownership limits, according to a copy of the petition obtaine ...

  34. EU To Select New Competition Czar

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Discussions are under way to nominate the next European Commissioner in charge of competition issues, replacing Mario Monti, who has been recalled from the post. LONDON -- Discussions are under way to nominate the next European Commissioner in cha ...

  35. Jackson's Lawyers Seek More Time For Case

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In a motion marked by unusually confrontational language, Michael Jackson's defense team called the investigation of him "breathtaking" and his prosecution on child molestation charges an effort to "t In a motion marked by unus ...

  36. Media, Lawmakers Decry Consolidation

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Groups ask FCC to seek public input at local level. Groups ask FCC to seek public input at local level. News ...

  37. Media, Lawmakers Decry Consolidation

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) got an earful today (July 20) from media unions, federal lawmakers and radio, TV and newspaper staffers, who charge that media consolidation has disconnecte The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) go ...

  38. French Gov't Takes Lead In Fight Against Online Piracy

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The French government is pushing the music industry and Internet service providers to adopt a charter that will regulate the relationship between the two parties in matters of online piracy. PARIS -- The French government is pushing the music indu ...

  39. Ontario Man Charged In Bootleg Case

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have charged a Hamilton, Ontario, resident with five counts of copyright infringement stemming from a June seizure of several hundred counterfeit copies of live conce TORONTO -- The Royal Canadian Mounted Police ( ...

  40. Ontario Man Charged In Bootleg Case

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Police seized thousands of pirated recordings. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have charged a Hamilton, Ontario, resident with five counts of copyright infringement stemming from a June seizure of several hundred counterfeit copies of liv ...

  41. Ontario Man Charged In Bootleg Case

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Police seized thousands of pirated recordings. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have charged a Hamilton, Ontario, resident with five counts of copyright infringement stemming from a June seizure of several hundred counterfeit copies of liv ...

  42. French Society Adami Gets New Director General

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bruno Ory-Lavolée has been appointed director general of French collecting society Adami, effective July 15. He replaces Jean-Claude Walter, who unexpectedly departed in January. Bruno Ory-Lavolée has been appointed director general of Fr ...

  43. Court Tosses Media Deregulation Package

    June 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Controversial FCC decision reversed. A federal appeals court today (June 24) largely reversed a controversial deregulation package that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed last year, handing a victory to public-interest groups that ...

  44. Court Tosses Media Deregulation Package

    June 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal appeals court today (June 24) largely reversed a controversial <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000525510">deregulation package</A> A federal appeals court t ...

  45. Impala Threatens Litigation If Sony/BMG Is Cleared

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Indie trade group issues protest to Monti. European independent labels organization Impala says it will challenge the Sony-BMG merger in court if the deal gets clearance from the European Commission. The threat was made in a letter sent yesterday ...

  46. Indies Slam Monti's Sony/BMG Nod

    June 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Independent labels trade body Impala today "expressed outrage" at reports that European Union Competition Commissioner Mario Monti is to recommend giving the green light to the proposed merger of Sony Independent labels trade body Impala ...

  47. Indies Slam Monti's Sony/BMG Nod

    June 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Independent labels trade body Impala today "expressed outrage" at reports that European Union Competition Commissioner Mario Monti is to recommend giving the green light to the proposed merger of Sony Independent labels trade body Impala ...

  48. Sony, BMG To Meet EU Commissioner Monti Today

    June 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music and BMG's top executives are due to meet today with Mario Monti, the European Commissioner in charge of competition issues, Billboard.biz has learned. The meeting is expected to begin at th Sony Music and BMG's top executives ...

  49. Sony, BMG To Meet EU Commissioner Monti Today

    June 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music and BMG's top executives are due to meet today with Mario Monti, the European Commissioner in charge of competition issues, Billboard.biz has learned. The meeting is expected to begin at th Sony Music and BMG's top executives ...

  50. Italy Enacts Tough New Copyright Laws

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The enactment of Italy's "Decreto Urbani" (Urbani decree) on copyright was greeted by a hackers' revolt on May 24. The decree, named after its sponsor, culture minister Giuliano Urbani, imposes stiff MILAN -- The enactment of I ...

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