Government

  1. RIAA Appoints Ballantyne SVP Of Federal Government And Industry Relations

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA has hired a senior counsel in the office of Senate minority leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., as part of its lobbying team. The RIAA has hired a senior counsel in the office of Senate minority leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., as part of its lobbying ...

  2. Short Session Could Hold Up Industry Bills

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The second session of the 108th Congress will be a short one. The political imperatives of lawmakers require them to be back home much of the time during a presidential campaign year, and attendance a WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The second session of the ...

  3. FCC Launches TV-Violence Probe

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is launching an inquiry into the effect excessively violent broadcast TV programming has on children. WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter)--The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is l ...

  4. ClearPlay-Inspired Law Looms

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Legislation to end the dispute between moviemakers and a company that makes a DVD player that edits movies for sexual content, foul language and violence could come in two weeks unless the parties mak WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter)--Legislation t ...

  5. French E-Commerce Bill Opens Door For P2P Suits

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT France will soon have in place the legislation necessary to enable the music industry to sue cyber-criminals. The French Senate on May 13 approved the nation's new e-commerce bill, which provides a le PARIS--France will soon have in place the ...

  6. French Culture Minister Convenes Industry

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT French minister of culture Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres met with representatives of the local music industry on Thursday for the first time. French minister of culture Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres met with representatives of the local music industry o ...

  7. Taiwan Wants Off USTR's Priority Watch List

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Country could get wish with out-of-cycle review. Government officials in Taiwan are upset that the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has not taken the country off its Priority Watch List, which identifies nations with major copyright-infringement i ...

  8. Legal Matters

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Prosecutors turn the screws on Michael Jackson, opting to file a conspiracy charge against the singer. Read Samantha Chang's column. Prosecutors turn the screws on Michael Jackson, opting to file a conspiracy charge against the singer. Read S ...

  9. Rock Stars, Lawmakers Meet At FMC Summit

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following a keynote speech Monday (May 3) by FCC commissioner Michael Copps, attendees at the second day of the Future of Music Policy Summit at George Washington University will hear from panelists r WASHINGTON, D.C.--Following a keynote speech M ...

  10. Jackson Defense May Challenge Indictment

    April 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The indictment of Michael Jackson on child molestation charges is just the beginning of a legal journey into a maze of grand jury regulations, with the defense poised to challenge it as having been co The indictment of Michael Jackson on child mol ...

  11. Canadian Film Honcho Backs CAA Pact

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canadian film czar Richard Stursberg supports a deal between the Canadian government and Creative Artists Agency that aims to help Canadian film producers attract talent and obtain financing for their TORONTO (Hollywood Reporter)--Canadian film cz ...

  12. Clear Channel Gets Patent For Instant Live

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE) has acquired a U.S. patent for its Instant Live post-concert CD technology. CCE says the patent was granted "for the business method of creating and distributing conc Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE) has acq ...

  13. Clear Channel Gets Patent For Instant Live

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE) has acquired a U.S. patent for its Instant Live post-concert CD technology. CCE says the patent was granted "for the business method of creating and distributing conc Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE) has acq ...

  14. NAB Code-Of-Conduct Draft On Tap

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Chances are good that the National Assn. of Broadcasters will attempt to forge a voluntary code of conduct in the next few months. WASHINGTON—Chances are good that the National Assn. of Broadcasters will attempt to forge a voluntary code of conduc ...

  15. Brazil, U.S. Team Against Piracy

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Members of the Brazilian Congress and U.S. government officials are joining forces in the war on piracy. WASHINGTON (The Hollywood Reporter)--Members of the Brazilian Congress and U.S. government officials are joining forces in the war on piracy. ...

  16. NZ Seen Authorizing CD-Copying

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST The New Zealand government plans to change the country's copyright laws to authorize private copying. MELBOURNE--The New Zealand government plans to change the country's copyright laws to authorize private copying. If introduced, the ame ...

  17. UMG Colombia Names Sossa Managing Director

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music in Bogota, Colombia, promotes Sandra Sossa managing director for its operations in Columbia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru. She previously was financial controller. NEW YORK-- Universal Music in Bogota, Colombia, promotes Sandra Soss ...

  18. Trintignant Murder Trial Verdict Due

    March 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST The prosecutor at a tribunal in Vilnius, Lithuania, has called for a nine-year jail sentence against Bertrand Cantat. The French singer faces charges of homicide after his companion, the actress Marie The prosecutor at a tribunal in Vilnius, Lithu ...

  19. Florida Drops Child Porn Charges Against R. Kelly

    March 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Evidence ruled inadmissible in court. Florida prosecutors dropped child pornography charges against R&B singer R. Kelly today (March 17), six days after a judge ruled sex photos were illegally seized from his home. Prosecutors in central Flori ...

  20. CISAC World Congress To Address Creators' Rights

    March 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Support for the rights of creators will be the underlying theme of the 44th World Congress of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), to be held Oct. 18-21 in Se Support for the rights of creators will be the ...

  21. CISAC World Congress To Address Creators' Rights

    March 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Support for the rights of creators will be the underlying theme of the 44th World Congress of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), to be held Oct. 18-21 in Se Support for the rights of creators will be the ...

  22. Senator Calls For 'Pay For Play' Probe

    March 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wisc., sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) yesterday (March 9) calling on the the agency to begin a probe of Òpay for playÓ schemes at radio. Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wisc., sent a letter to the Federal ...

  23. Senate Bill Would Let FCC Fine Artists

    March 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Senate Commerce Committee today (March 9) passed legislation that would give the Federal Communications Commission authority to fine recording artists or other figures up to $500,000 for knowingly The Senate Commerce Committee today (March 9) ...

  24. Arizona Residents Arrested For Film Piracy

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Two Arizona men, Joseph Hwang and Jefferson Rice, were arrested today (March 3) on charges of theft and piracy stemming from a suspected online piracy scam. Two Arizona men, Joseph Hwang and Jefferson Rice, were arrested today (March 3) on charges ...

  25. Arizona Residents Arrested For Film Piracy

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Two Arizona men, Joseph Hwang and Jefferson Rice, were arrested today (March 3) on charges of theft and piracy stemming from a suspected online piracy scam. Two Arizona men, Joseph Hwang and Jefferson Rice, were arrested today (March 3) on charges ...

  26. AFTRA At Odds With Clear Channel's Contract Plans

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel's plan to revise all of its radio air personality contracts to include provisions that the DJs share in the financial penalties for any indecency violations isn't sitting well with the A Clear Channel's plan to revise ...

  27. Seven R. Kelly Charges Dropped

    February 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Prosecutors say they are narrowing their case. Prosecutors say they are narrowing their case. News ...

  28. Seven R. Kelly Charges Dropped

    February 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST A representative from the Cook County State's Attorney's office in Chicago says prosecutors today (Feb. 27) agreed to drop seven of 21 counts against R. Kelly in the R&B star's ongoing child porno A representative from the C ...

  29. House Panel OKs Indecency-Fine Increase

    February 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST A House panel today (Feb. 13) marked up a bill that would increase broadcast fines for indecency. The bill has been sent to the full House Commerce Committee for approval. A House panel today (Feb. 13) marked up a bill that would increase broadcas ...

  30. Broadcast Indecency Hearings Set For Wednesday

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST FCC commissioners called to Senate and House. FCC commissioners called to Senate and House. News ...

  31. Broadcast Indecency Hearings Set For Wednesday

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Federal Communications Commission chairman Michael Powell and the body's four commissioners are slated to serve as witnesses tomorrow (Feb. 10) at hearings in both the Senate and the House on tougher Federal Communications Commission chairman ...

  32. Lawmakers Set To Mull Indecency Issues

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST The music industry may benefit from the short election-cycle session of the 104th Congress. The hot topics will be indecency, pay-for-play/payola, media consolidation and the alleged role of peer-to-p WASHINGTON, D.C.--The common wisdom in this ci ...

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