IFPI

  1. U.K., France To Start Suing File-sharers

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The recorded music industry is stepping up its fight against illegal file-sharing by launching 459 legal actions against music "uploaders" throughout Europe. The recorded music industry is stepping up its fight against illegal file-shari ...

  2. U.K., France To Start Suing File-sharers

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The recorded music industry is stepping up its fight against illegal file-sharing by launching 459 legal actions against music "uploaders" throughout Europe. The recorded music industry is stepping up its fight against illegal file-shari ...

  3. U.K., France To Start Suing File-sharers

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The recorded music industry is stepping up its fight against illegal file-sharing by launching 459 legal actions against music "uploaders" throughout Europe. The recorded music industry is stepping up its fight against illegal file-shari ...

  4. IFPI: Record Biz Value Falls 1.3% In First Half

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New interim figures published today by the IFPI reveal a slowing in the rate of decline for global recorded music shipments. The estimated retail value of the worldwide industry in the first half of 2 New interim figures published today by the IFP ...

  5. IFPI: Record Biz Value Falls 1.3% In First Half

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New interim figures published today by the IFPI reveal a slowing in the rate of decline for global recorded music shipments. The estimated retail value of the worldwide industry in the first half of 2 New interim figures published today by the IFP ...

  6. IFPI: Global Piracy Cost $4.5 Billion In 2003

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Pirated product accounted for an estimated $4.5 billion in worldwide music sales in 2003, according to figures unveiled today (July 22) by the IFPI. Pirated product accounted for an estimated $4.5 billion in worldwide music sales in 2003, accordin ...

  7. IFPI: Global Piracy Cost $4.5 Billion In 2003

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Pirated product accounted for an estimated $4.5 billion in worldwide music sales in 2003, according to figures unveiled today (July 22) by the IFPI. Pirated product accounted for an estimated $4.5 billion in worldwide music sales in 2003, accordin ...

  8. IFPI Plans Report On Global Music Piracy

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music industry trade body the IFPI will this week unveil its latest statistics on the trade in illegal music. LONDON -- Music industry trade body the IFPI will this week unveil its latest statistics on the trade in illegal music. The organization ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Industry Presses EC To Review Recordings' Term Of Protection

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT International trade body the IFPI officially requested the European Commission for an extension of Term of Protection for producers and artists, with the goal of ending the discrepancy between the Uni LONDON -- The music industry's main prior ...

  11. Phil Spector Sues Robert Shapiro Over $1.5M Retainer

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Producer Phil Spector has filed suit against his former attorney and longtime friend Robert Shapiro, in an attempt to reclaim a $1.5 million retainer Shapiro took when he represented Spector in his on Phil Spector Sues Robert Shapiro Over $1.5M Re ...

  12. German Mechanicals Dispute Heads To Arbitration

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The ongoing dispute between German authors rights society GEMA and the local IFPI affiliate over the latter's plan to cut the mechanical rate is set to go before arbitration. HAMBURG -- The ongoing dispute between German authors rights societ ...

  13. Study: Global Entertainment Biz To Hit $1.67 Trillion In 2008

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The global entertainment and media industries generated revenues of $1.23 trillion in 2003, and that figure is expected to grow to $1.67 trillion by 2008, according to a new study issued by PriceWater Study: Global Entertainment Biz To Hit $1.67 T ...

  14. Russian Web Site Owner Faces Criminal Charges

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT International trade body the IFPI reports that the owner of a Russia-based Web site faces criminal proceedings for allegedly offering CDs of pirated music for sale. The owner of the site, russian-cds. LONDON -- International trade body the IFPI re ...

  15. Russian Web Site Owner Faces Criminal Charges

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT International trade body the IFPI reports that the owner of a Russia-based Web site faces criminal proceedings for allegedly offering CDs of pirated music for sale. The owner of the site, russian-cds. LONDON -- International trade body the IFPI re ...

  16. Hatch's Induce Act Targets P2P Services

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced a late-session bill June 22 that would allow artists and labels to sue peer-to-peer companies that profit from e Hatch's Induce Act Targets P2P Services C ...

  17. IFPI Calls For Tighter Rights Protection

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI on Wednesday (June 23) appealed to the European Union to set tighter copyright protection rules to curb soaring piracy. The IFPI on Wednesday (June 23) appealed to the European Union to set tighter copyright protection rules to curb soari ...

  18. New MEPs Face Tough IP Agenda

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The new European Parliament has a busy agenda ahead of it in the intellectual-property (IP) sector. The new Members of the European Parliament (MEP) have the task of reviewing and amending the existin LONDON -- The new European Parliament has a bu ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. IFPI Warns of More Legal Action Against Euro File Sharers

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI is promising "more legal actions" against alleged illegal file-sharers. Sweden, the United Kingdom and France are the next territories lined up for action in Europe by the international trade LONDON -- The IFPI is promising &quo ...

  21. IFPI Enhances Its Anti-Piracy Site

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Pro-music.org, the international recorded music industry's anti-piracy Web site, celebrates its first year today with the launch of what is billed as the first comprehensive directory of authorized mu Pro-music.org, the international recorded ...

  22. IFPI Enhances Its Anti-Piracy Site

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Pro-music.org, the international recorded music industry's anti-piracy Web site, celebrates its first year today with the launch of what is billed as the first comprehensive directory of authorized mu Pro-music.org, the international recorded ...

  23. IFPI's Board To Discuss Piracy issues

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The fight against piracy will be one of the key issues on the agenda when the IFPI hold its bi-annual board meeting in London on May 18-20. Billboard.biz has also learned that board members will raise The fight against piracy will be one of the ke ...

  24. China's Piracy Pledge Not Convincing?

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT China pledged to reduce physical goods piracy through a nationwide campaign coordinated at the national, provincial and local level by vice premier, Wu Yi. WASHINGTON--"It is what it is." That's what the record industry's top & ...

  25. EU Urged To Pressure Russia On IP

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT International trade body the IFPI is urging European Commission president Romano Prodi to press the Russian government to take action on intellectual property issues. LONDON--International trade body the IFPI is urging European Commission presiden ...

  26. Crow Flies for United Air, Sony

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Connect, Sony Corp. of America's online music service, will launch May 4 with a promo event featuring Sheryl Crow performing live on a United Airlines aircraft traveling from Chicago to Los Angel Rep. Seeks To Curb Outsourcing In Film Mi ...

  27. Record Biz Down 7.6% To $32 Billion

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Despite encouraging performances in several key markets and the continuing growth of DVD, the value of the global recorded music industry in 2003 fell 7.6% to $32 billion. According to a report releas Despite encouraging performances in several ke ...

  28. IFPI Suits Seen In UK, France

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT International trade body the IFPI is expected to start suing illegal file-sharers in the United Kingdom and France, following similar recent actions elsewhere in the EU. LONDON--International trade body the IFPI is expected to start suing illegal ...

  29. Recouping E-Royalties Made Easier

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT LOS ANGELES--Thanks to a simplified application process, producers are having an easier time recouping their share of webcasting and satellite transmission royalties of their recordings. <br clear="no NLRB Dismisses 'Virtual Music ...

  30. IFPI Starts Legal Action Against File-Sharers

    March 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST The IFPI today (March 30) initiated legal proceedings against file-sharers in Denmark, Germany, Italy and Canada. Under the first round of suits, 247 individuals will be notified that they face legal The IFPI today (March 30) initiated legal proce ...

  31. IFPI Starts Legal Action Against File-Sharers

    March 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST The IFPI today (March 30) initiated legal proceedings against file-sharers in Denmark, Germany, Italy and Canada. Under the first round of suits, 247 individuals will be notified that they face legal The IFPI today (March 30) initiated legal proce ...

  32. IFPI To Unveil New Action Against Online Piracy

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST The IFPI is set to unveil tomorrow what is described as a significant initiative in its fight to combat online piracy. IFPI chairman/CEO Jay Berman and the organization's general counsel Allen Dixon w The IFPI is set to unveil tomorrow what i ...

  33. IFPI Acts Against Russian Disc Manufacturer

    March 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST The IFPI announced today (March 11) that it has stepped up its actions against optical disc manufacturers in Russia it claims are producing pirated materials. The IFPI announced today (March 11) that it has stepped up its actions against optical d ...

  34. IFPI Acts Against Russian Disc Manufacturer

    March 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST The IFPI announced today (March 11) that it has stepped up its actions against optical disc manufacturers in Russia it claims are producing pirated materials. The IFPI announced today (March 11) that it has stepped up its actions against optical d ...

  35. European Parliament passes Enforcement Directive

    March 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, today (March 9) passed the European Union's Enforcement Directive, which aims to provide a legal framework to protect intellectual property. The Directiv The European Parliament in Strasbourg, Fr ...

  36. Finkenwirth Steps Down From BMG GSA Role

    March 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Andre Finkenwirth, executive VP of BMG Germany/Switzerland/Austria (G/S/A), has "stepped down" from his Munich-based role, according to the company. No reason was given for his exit. Andre Finkenwirth, executive VP of BMG Germany/Switzer ...

  37. KaZaA Premises In Australia Raided

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Australian record industry's watchdog Music Industry Piracy Investigations (MIPI) seized documents and electronic records during raids today (Feb. 6) at the Sydney offices of file-swapping service The Australian record industry's wat ...

  38. KaZaA Premises In Australia Raided

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Australian record industry's watchdog Music Industry Piracy Investigations (MIPI) seized documents and electronic records during raids today (Feb. 6) at the Sydney offices of file-swapping service The Australian record industry's wat ...

  39. IFPI Unveils Online Music Piracy Report

    January 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST The IFPI has published its first comprehensive study on the growth of legal online music services in Europe. The IFPI has published its first comprehensive study on the growth of legal online music services in Europe. The IFPI Online Music Report ...

  40. Euro Border Breakers Awards To Bow At Midem

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Commission, the EU's executive body, is to launch a music awards ceremony to promote up-and-coming European talent whose works have started to travel across boundaries in the European Uni The European Commission, the EU's ex ...

  41. Euro Border Breakers Awards To Bow At Midem

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Commission, the EU's executive body, is to launch a music awards ceremony to promote up-and-coming European talent whose works have started to travel across boundaries in the European Uni The European Commission, the EU's ex ...

  42. Euro Border Breakers Awards To Bow At Midem

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Commission, the EU's executive body, is to launch a music awards ceremony to promote up-and-coming European talent whose works have started to travel across boundaries in the European Uni The European Commission, the EU's ex ...

  43. Euro Border Breakers Awards To Bow At Midem

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST New event spotlights new Euro talent The European Commission, the EU's executive body, is to launch a music awards ceremony to promote up-and-coming European talent whose works have started to travel across boundaries in the European Union. T ...

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