House Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property

  1. NMPA, DiMA Offer Digital Licensing Solution

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Presented in hearing held by House Subcommittee. The National Music Publishers' Assn. and the Digital Media Assn. have come up with a proposed solution to streamline the licensing of compositions for audio-only digital deliveries of music. A ...

  2. RIAA Calls On Lawmakers For New Regulations

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST House held hearing Nov. 3. The recording industry, which has been pursuing government-mandated copying regulations on upcoming new-generation digital and satellite radio receivers for 18 months, finally got a hearing to present its case before a H ...

  3. FMC Discusses Payola, Online Licensing And LPFMs

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Federal involvement in payola, online music licensing and low power FM (LPFM) stations were the hot topics at this year's Future of Music Coalition Summit held Sept. 11-13 in Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Federal involvement in payola, ...

  4. Payola, Online Licensing and LPFMs

    September 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Report from the Future of Music Coalition Summit. Federal involvement in payola, online music licensing and low power FM (LPFM) stations were the hot topics at this year's Future of Music Coalition Summit held Sept. 11-13 in Washington, D.C. ...

  5. Hill To Take Look At Licensing

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Lawmakers will soon introduce a bill dealing with streamlined digital music licensing for subscription services. A House panel has nailed down June 23 and June 30 as dates for debate on the prospectiv WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Lawmakers will soon introd ...

  6. MUSIC BIZ MEETS MR. SMITH IN WASHINGTON

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Industry Assn. of America, ASCAP, BMI, the National Music Publishers’ Assn., the Digital Media Assn. and six other music and music-user groups are involved in meetings with Rep. Lamar The Recording Industry Assn. of America, ASCAP, B ...

  7. Copyright Law Needs Update For Digital Era

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Last month, at <i>Billboard</i>'s inaugural Digital Entertainment Conference in Los Angeles, senior executives of several online music services answered one critical question with surprising unanimity Jonathan Potter is executive ...

  8. House Hearing Lauds Colleges' P2P Efforts

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT At a hearing today (Oct. 5) in Washington, D.C., two House copyright champions applauded the recording industry and the university community for their joint efforts over the last 17 months to rein in At a hearing today (Oct. 5) in Washington, D.C. ...

  9. Copyright Office Seeks Performance Right For HD Radio

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Copyright Office has told Congress that with the advent of high-definition (HD) digital radio, the time has come to grant a full performance right in sound recording to labels and artists. WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Copyright Office has told ...

  10. Music Biz Ponders Sony BMG Structure After EC OKs Merger

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Now that the European Commission on July 19 cleared the proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG, approval by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is the final hurdle before the deal's completion. <br clear Music Biz Ponders Sony BMG Structure A ...

  11. RIAA Warns House Of Content Dangers From Digital Radio

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The top legal official of the RIAA has warned a House panel that as interactive digital radio hits the marketplace, the record industry could face near-obliteration if content protections aren't incre WASHINGTON -- The top legal official of t ...

  12. Songwriter Sues EMI Pub For Withholding Royalties

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter Giuseppe "Beppe" Canterelli has filed a class-action lawsuit against EMI Music Publishing, alleging that the company engages in unfair business practices by failing to promptly pay out uncl Songwriter Sues EMI Pub For Withhold ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Objectors Slam Monti's Approval Of Sony-BMG Merger

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following word June 17 that European Union Competition Commissioner Mario Monti will recommend approval of the proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG, independent labels, retailers and consumer groups Objectors Slam Monti's Approval Of Sony-BM ...

  15. DVD Filtering Software In Copyright Dispute

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nissim Corp. has filed a lawsuit against ClearPlay, alleging that the defendant's software -- which filters out scenes with violence, sex or foul language from films on DVD -- infringes on its patents LOS ANGELES -- Nissim Corp. has filed a l ...

  16. UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group (UMG) has filed suit against three subsidiaries of New York-based American International Group Inc. (AIG): American Home Assurance Co., National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pitts UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case NIP ...

  17. House Panel Seeks Clarity On ClearPlay

    May 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A Congressional House panel is losing patience with <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/legal_management/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000500644">a fight</A> between Hollywood dire A Congressional House pa ...

  18. House Panel Seeks Clarity On ClearPlay

    May 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A Congressional House panel is losing patience with <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/legal_management/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000500644">a fight</A> between Hollywood dire A Congressional House pa ...

  19. ClearPlay Hearing In D.C. This Week

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The House Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property has scheduled a hearing Thursday (May 20) to examine the so-called moral rights issues in a legal dispute between the motion pi WASHINGTON--The House Subcommittee on Courts, ...

  20. Film Studios Mull Piracy Lawsuits

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Motion Picture Assn. of America head Jack Valenti says film studios may follow their music counterparts in pursuing individual file-sharers through the courts if online film piracy continues unabated. Ex-Exec Sues Label For Slander Ex-Fox Workers ...

  21. House Ready To Pass CARP Replacement

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Copyright and Distribution Reform Act, which replaces the much-criticized Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel (CARP), has been placed on the House suspension calendar for expected voice-vote passa The Copyright and Distribution Reform Act, whi ...

  22. Congress Targeting Piracy, Obscenity Issues

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Expect a House subcommittee markup within the month of an industry bill that will put the screws to hard-goods pirates and counterfeiters who use state-of-the-art holograms and authentication componen WASHINGTON--Expect a House subcommittee markup ...

  23. Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries Calif. Music/Tech Convocation Set For Feb. 25 EU Set To Confirm New Piracy Rules Clear Channel Commun Names Levin Legal Chief King Purtich Na ...