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  1. Spanish Cops Bust Piracy Ring

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT IFPI: anti-piracy raid Spain's biggest. Spanish police have arrested 75 people and smashed a crime syndicate thought to be responsible for shifting more than one million illegal CD-Rs and DVD-Rs each month. Police seized 69 people on October ...

  2. Spanish Cops Bust Piracy Ring

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Spanish police have arrested 75 people and smashed a crime syndicate thought to be responsible for shifting more than one million illegal CD-Rs and DVD-Rs each month. Spanish police have arrested 75 people and smashed a crime syndicate thought to ...

  3. IFPI's Giouw To Exit

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Giouw Jui-Chian is to exit the IFPI at the end of October after 24 years' service. LONDON -- Giouw Jui-Chian is to exit the IFPI at the end of October after 24 years' service. The Hong Kong-based executive has headed the trade body' ...

  4. IFPI's Giouw To Exit

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Giouw Jui-Chian is to exit the IFPI at the end of October after 24 years' service. Giouw Jui-Chian is to exit the IFPI at the end of October after 24 years' service. The Hong Kong-based executive has headed the trade body's operatio ...

  5. IFPI's Giouw To Exit

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Giouw Jui-Chian is to exit the IFPI at the end of October after 24 years' service. Giouw Jui-Chian is to exit the IFPI at the end of October after 24 years' service. The Hong Kong-based executive has headed the trade body's operatio ...

  6. Europe Gets Tougher On Customs Violations

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission has unveiled a package of customs measures to strengthen protection against counterfeiting and piracy among consumer products, including music CDs, DVDs, games and software. BRUSSELS -- The European Commission has unveiled ...

  7. Europe Gets Tougher On Customs Violations

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New measures against counterfeiting and piracy. The European Commission has unveiled a package of customs measures to strengthen protection against counterfeiting and piracy among consumer products, including music CDs, DVDs, games and software. A ...

  8. Europe Gets Tougher On Customs Violations

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New measures against counterfeiting and piracy. The European Commission has unveiled a package of customs measures to strengthen protection against counterfeiting and piracy among consumer products, including music CDs, DVDs, games and software. A ...

  9. IFPI Appoints New General Counsel

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Geoff Taylor joins from the BPI. The IFPI has appointed today (Oct. 11) Geoff Taylor as general counsel and executive vice-president. This marks Taylor's return to the international labels' trade body after a hiatus at British sister org ...

  10. IFPI Appoints New General Counsel

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Geoff Taylor joins from the BPI. The IFPI has appointed today (Oct. 11) Geoff Taylor as general counsel and executive vice-president. This marks Taylor's return to the international labels' trade body after a hiatus at British sister org ...

  11. Global Anti-Piracy Coalition Launched

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A coalition of cross-industries business leaders from some of the world's top companies launched Oct. 4 an initiative to address the theft of intellectual property at the highest international level. LONDON -- A coalition of cross-industries ...

  12. Global Anti-piracy Coalition Launched

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BASCAP is a cross-industry initiative. A coalition of cross-industries business leaders from some of the world's top companies launched today (Oct. 4) an initiative to address the theft of intellectual property at the highest international le ...

  13. IFPI, MPA In New Anti-Piracy Initiative

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT International labels' trade body the IFPI has joined forces with the movie industry to distribute free anti-piracy software designed to block illegal file-sharing on computers. LONDON -- International labels' trade body the IFPI has join ...

  14. IFPI, MPA In New Anti-Piracy Initiative

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Free software to block illegal file-sharing. International music industry trade body the IFPI has joined forces with the movie industry to distribute a free anti-piracy software designed to block illegal file-swapping on computers. Called Digital ...

  15. IFPI, MPA In New Anti-Piracy Initiative

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT International music industry trade body the IFPI has joined forces with the movie industry to distribute a free anti-piracy software designed to block illegal file-swapping on computers. International music industry trade body the IFPI has joined ...

  16. Brit Record Exec Fine Dies At 76

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT David Fine, one of the figureheads of the global record industry in the 1980s and 1990s, died Aug. 30 at his home in Shanley Green, Surrey after becoming ill with cancer. He was 76. LONDON -- David Fine, one of the figureheads of the global record ...

  17. Kazaa Operators Liable For Authorizing Infringement

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Thirty record companies won the largest copyright infringement case in Australian history Sept. 5 against Sydney-based Sharman Networks and others directly involved with the Kazaa peer-to-peer network NEW YORK -- Thirty record companies won the la ...

  18. Kazaa Operators Liable For Authorizing Infringement

    September 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Thirty record companies have won the largest copyright infringement case in Australian history today (Sept. 5) against Sydney-based Sharman Networks and others directly involved with the Kazaa peer-to Thirty record companies have won the largest c ...

  19. Kazaa Ops Liable For Authorizing Infringement

    September 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Aussie court orders Sharman, Altnet to filter. Thirty record companies have won the largest copyright infringement case in Australian history today (Sept. 5) against Sydney-based Sharman Networks and others directly involved with the Kazaa peer-to ...

  20. Brit Record Exec Fine Dies At 76

    August 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT David Fine, one of the figureheads of the global record industry in the 1980s and 1990s, died yesterday (Aug. 30) at his home in Shanley Green, Surrey after becoming ill with cancer. He was 76. David Fine, one of the figureheads of the global reco ...

  21. Brit Record Exec Fine Dies At 76

    August 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT David Fine, one of the figureheads of the U.K. record industry in the 1980s and 1990s, died yesterday (Aug. 30) at his home in Shanley Green, Surrey after becoming ill with cancer. He was 76. David Fine, one of the figureheads of the global record ...

  22. Ukraine Passes 'Landmark' CD Plant Law

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The international recording industry has applauded the Ukraine's adoption today (July 6) of a long-awaited CD plant law. The new legislation is seen as a significant move in the battle against the nat The international recording industry has ...

  23. Ukraine Passes 'Landmark' CD Plant Law

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT IFPI welcomes bill to curb piracy. The international recording industry has applauded the Ukraine's adoption today (July 6) of a long-awaited CD plant law. The new legislation is seen as a significant move in the battle against the nation ...

  24. Parents Targeted In New Industry Initiative

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Child welfare charity Childnet is launching today (June 8) a global initiative aimed at educating parents about the benefits and dangers of music downloading and file-sharing. Child welfare charity Childnet is launching today (June 8) a global ini ...

  25. Live 8 Concerts Confirmed For July 2

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bob Geldof's vision of a poverty-awareness music event on a grander scale than Live Aid was unveiled today (May 31). On July 2, London, Philadelphia, Paris, Berlin and Rome will simultaneously host th Bob Geldof's vision of a poverty-awa ...

  26. Live 8 Concerts Confirmed For July 2

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bob Geldof's vision of a poverty-awareness music event on a grander scale than Live Aid was unveiled today (May 31). On July 2, London, Philadelphia, Paris, Berlin and Rome will simultaneously host th Bob Geldof's vision of a poverty-awa ...

  27. IFPI To Hold Meeting With French Officials

    May 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT International trade body IFPI will try to gain the support of the French government on the issue of the extension of copyright duration for recorded music in Europe during a meeting today (May 18) in International trade body IFPI will try to gain ...

  28. EU VAT Debate To Overlook CD Issue

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT European Union government representatives will be denied the chance to debate lowering value-added-tax on CDs when they meet tomorrow (May 12) to discuss a new compromise on general VAT rates. European Union government representatives will be deni ...

  29. Britain's PPL Reports 2004 Gains

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British record industry collecting society Phonographic Performance Limited has reported distributable income to its members of £71.5 million ($134.6 million) in 2004, up from £68.7 million British record industry collecting soci ...

  30. Jay Berman Joins Loudeye Board

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jay Berman, former chairman/CEO of the International Federation of the Phonograpic Industry, has joined Loudeye's board of directors. Jay Berman, former chairman/CEO of the International Federation of the Phonograpic Industry, has joined Loud ...

  31. Jay Berman Joins Loudeye Board

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former IFPI chief to build content relationships. Jay Berman, former chairman/CEO of the IFPI, has joined Loudeye's board of directors. In a statement, Berman says he will work closely with the digital distribution firm's executive manag ...

  32. Jay Berman Joins Loudeye Board

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI's former chairman/CEO Jay Berman has joined Loudeye's board of directors. Jay Berman, former chairman/CEO of the IFPI, has joined Loudeye's board of directors. In a statement, Berman says he will work closely with the digit ...

  33. IFPI Files Round Of P2P Suits In 11 Countries

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI and national trade groups have launched legal cases against 963 individuals in 10 European countries and Japan, alleging that the defendants downloaded or uploaded illegal music files from th The IFPI and national trade groups have launch ...

  34. IFPI Files Round Of P2P Suits In 11 Countries

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI and national trade groups have launched legal cases against 963 individuals in 10 European countries and Japan, alleging that the defendants downloaded or uploaded illegal music files from th The IFPI and national trade groups have launch ...

  35. IFPI Appoints Global Legal Chief

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Perlmutter joins from Time Warner. The IFPI has appointed intellectual property policy expert Shira Perlmutter to the newly created position of executive VP, global legal policy. She reports to IFPI chairman/CEO John Kennedy and will oversee the L ...

  36. IFPI Appoints Global Legal Chief

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Perlmutter joins from Time Warner. The IFPI has appointed intellectual property policy expert Shira Perlmutter to the newly created position of executive VP, global legal policy. She reports to IFPI chairman/CEO John Kennedy and will oversee the L ...

  37. IFPI, Russian Plant Settle CD Piracy Case

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Roff made counterfeit discs by top int'l acts. The IFPI announced today (March 29) that it has reached an out-of-court settlement with Russian optical disc plant Roff Technologies in its yearlong case over illegal CD manufacturing. The IFPI f ...

  38. IFPI, Russian Plant Settle CD Piracy Case

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Roff made counterfeit discs by top int'l acts. The IFPI announced today (March 29) that it has reached an out-of-court settlement with Russian optical disc plant Roff Technologies in its yearlong case over illegal CD manufacturing. The IFPI f ...

  39. IFPI: 2004 Global Biz Flat

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The global music market in 2004 enjoyed its best performance in five years. Shipments of physical formats reached $33.6 billion, a 1.3% drop in value compared to 2003 figures, according to statistics The global music market in 2004 enjoyed its bes ...

  40. IFPI: 2004 Global Biz Flat

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The global music market in 2004 enjoyed its best performance in five years. Shipments of physical formats reached $33.6 billion, a 1.3% drop in value compared to 2003 figures, according to statistics The global music market in 2004 enjoyed its bes ...

  41. Dutch Raids Strike Bollywood Pirates

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST A series of raids in the Netherlands has netted more than 140,000 pirated Bollywood CDs and DVDs. A series of raids in the Netherlands has netted more than 140,000 pirated Bollywood CDs and DVDs. The illicit consignment of popular Indian music and ...

  42. Dutch Raids Strike Bollywood Pirates

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST A series of raids in the Netherlands has netted more than 140,000 pirated Bollywood CDs and DVDs. A series of raids in the Netherlands has netted more than 140,000 pirated Bollywood CDs and DVDs. The illicit consignment of popular Indian music and ...

  43. IFPI's Kennedy Takes Non-Exec Notting Hill Role

    January 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST New role "beneficial" to IFPI post. IFPI chairman/CEO John Kennedy has taken an additional post as a non-executive director for London-based publishing firm Notting Hill Music Group. It is the only music-related commercial role that Kenn ...

  44. Digital Sales Reach $330M In 2004

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST The international recorded music industry today (Jan. 19) outlined the crucial gains it has made in the battle against digital piracy. The international recorded music industry today (Jan. 19) outlined the crucial gains it has made in the battle a ...

  45. Digital Sales Reach $330M In 2004

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Legit downloads soar in U.S., Europe. The international recorded music industry today (Jan. 19) outlined the crucial gains it has made in the battle against digital piracy. While unveiling its new "Digital Music Report" in London, the IF ...

  46. Digital Sales Reach $330M In 2004

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST The international recorded music industry today (Jan. 19) outlined the crucial gains it has made in the battle against digital piracy. The international recorded music industry today (Jan. 19) outlined the crucial gains it has made in the battle a ...

  47. IFPI Greece Taps Theofanellis As GM

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Panos Theofanellis has been appointed GM of the Greek branch of the IFPI and president of the national record producers' collection society Grammo. Panos Theofanellis has been appointed GM of the Greek branch of the IFPI and president of the ...

  48. Mexican Authorities Seize 16m Blank CD-Rs

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Several raids coordinated by Mexican authorities at the end of November have resulted in the seizure of 16 million blank CD-Rs, the IFPI announced today (Dec. 21). Several raids coordinated by Mexican authorities at the end of November have result ...

  49. Mexican Authorities Seize 16m Blank CD-Rs

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Several raids coordinated by Mexican authorities at the end of November have resulted in the seizure of 16 million blank CD-Rs, the IFPI announced today (Dec. 21). Several raids coordinated by Mexican authorities at the end of November have result ...

  50. Sony BMG Names Austria Chief

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Horst Unterholzner has been named managing director of Sony BMG Music Entertainment’s Austrian company. He reports to Maarten Steinkamp, Sony BMG's chairman/CEO for Germany/Switzerland/Austria and h Horst Unterholzner has been named managing ...

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