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  1. New York's Hit Factory Studio To Close

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Celebrated facility to live on in Miami. Celebrated facility to live on in Miami. News ...

  2. Senate Passes Family Entertainment Act

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Bill penalizes copyright infringers. Bill penalizes copyright infringers. News ...

  3. Senate Passes Family Entertainment Act

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Bill penalizes copyright infringers. In a surprisingly swift action, the Senate yesterday (Feb. 1) passed the Family Entertainment and Copyright Act. It now goes to the House, where there is a companion bill, for expected quick approval. The bills ...

  4. Nashville Scene

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Radio programmers and music directors predict who will win in the Grammys' six key country categories, and why. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Radio programmers and music directors predict who will win in the Grammys' six key country ...

  5. Snoop Sued Over Assault Claim

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Make-up artist seeks $25M. Make-up artist seeks $25M. News ...

  6. Copyright

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST This Week's Story: Copyright Office seeks comments This Week's Story: Copyright Office Examining 'Orphan Works' By Susan Butler NEW YORK -- The U.S. Copyright Office is seeking comments on whether there are compelling concerns ...

  7. Behind the Deal: The State of the Music Industry - An Interview with Michael Sukin

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST As 2004 came to a close, <I>Billboard</I> sat down with a dozen lawyers to discuss the state of the music industry. Their work in connection with the industry varies. For example, Attorney General Joh As 2004 came to a close, Billboard ...

  8. Norway Court Upholds Napster Conviction

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Student ordered to pay $15,900. OSLO, Norway (AP) -- Norway's supreme court ruled Thursday (Jan. 28) that a student whose Napster.no homepage was linked to free Internet music files must compensate the music industry. The country's highe ...

  9. Usher Tops VH1 Grammy Poll

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Most believe he will win in major categories. Most believe he will win in major categories. News ...

  10. U2 Tix Blow Out In U.K.

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST All dates sell out immediately. All dates sell out immediately. News ...

  11. 'American Idiot' Rules Europe

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tour spurs Green Day set. Tour spurs Green Day set. News ...

  12. MPAA Launches More Suits

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Group offers software to ID infringing files. Group offers software to ID infringing files. News ...

  13. ASCAP Sues Un-Licensed Businesses

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rights body files 24 infringement suits. ASCAP continued its enforement efforts by filing 24 separate copyright-infringement lawsuits yesterday (Jan. 22) against nightclubs, bars and restaurants in 15 states and the District of Columbia. The venue ...

  14. Kobalt Inks Admin Pacts, Updates Royalties Tool

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pubbery considering IPO. Independent British music publishing firm Kobalt Music Group has inked a flurry of administration deals and rolled out the next phase of its royalty collection infrastructure. The London-based firm has sealed deals to hand ...

  15. CCE Lines Up Cirque Tour

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST -date outing starts in November. 100-date outing starts in November. News ...

  16. McEntire, Paisley To Hit Road

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Clark, Nichols tagging along as special guests. Clark, Nichols tagging along as special guests. News ...

  17. Notable News

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST What does copyright protection mean to copyright owners? It means the right to say no. This right is the bargaining chip that turns songs into assets and music publishing into a multibillion-dollar bu What does copyright protection mean to copyrig ...

  18. Indies To Set Up Worldwide Network

    January 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST MIDEM kicks-off regular indie gatherings. MIDEM kicks-off regular indie gatherings. News ...

  19. eMusic Signs On 30 Indies

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Deals include One Little Indian, Dualtone. Deals include One Little Indian, Dualtone. News ...

  20. Canadian Biz Shows Gains

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Market value rises 1% in 2004. Market value rises 1% in 2004. News ...

  21. Canadian Group To Appeal iPod Tax Ruling

    January 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Canadian Private Copying Collective announced yesterday (Jan. 13) that it will seek to appeal a Canadian <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1 The Canadian Private Copying Collectiv ...

  22. Canadian Group To Appeal iPod Tax Ruling

    January 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Canadian Private Copying Collective announced yesterday (Jan. 13) that it will seek to appeal a Canadian <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1 The Canadian Private Copying Collectiv ...

  23. Reunited Oils To Lead Oz Tsunami Benefit

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST 'Wave Aid' set for Jan. 29. 'Wave Aid' set for Jan. 29. News ...

  24. Alicia Unveils U.S. Tour Dates

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Diary Tour to begin Feb. 25 in Miami. Diary Tour to begin Feb. 25 in Miami. News ...

  25. Zingy Inks Timbaland Deal

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Producer to create exclusive ringtones. Producer to create exclusive ringtones. News ...

  26. Zingy Inks Kanye, Aaliyah Ringtone Deals

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Provider to offer exclusive content. Provider to offer exclusive content. News ...

  27. China Toughens Stance On Intellectual Property

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST China promised on Dec. 21 to get tougher on copyright and patent violations, a long-awaited move that may ease U.S. concerns over rampant piracy believed to cost foreign businesses billions of dollars BEIJING (Reuters) -- China promised on Dec. 21 ...

  28. Legal Matters

    January 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Although copyright issues remain top of mind, industry lawyers are optimistic about business in 2005. Read Susan Butler's column. Although copyright issues remain top of mind, industry lawyers are optimistic about business in 2005. Read Susan ...

  29. Sony/ATV To Administer KMG Catalog

    January 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Deal includes 2,000 country/pop copyrights. Deal includes 2,000 country/pop copyrights. News ...

  30. Sony BMG Cuts 40 In Benelux

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST New company will have staff of 110. New company will have staff of 110. News ...

  31. HMV, Microsoft To Bow U.K. Download Store

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Service based on new jukebox software. Service based on new jukebox software. News ...

  32. Czech Amendment Threatens Performance Royalties From Hotels

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST A proposed amendment to the Czech Republic's Copyright Act concerning music performances in hotels has angered collecting societies, which fear substantial revenue losses. PRAGUE -- A proposed amendment to the Czech Republic's Copyright ...

  33. French Court Prohibits Exchanging Physical Copies Of Movies

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Two French individuals have received two-month suspended sentences and fines of &#8364;20,000 ($26,492) for exchanging physical copies of films. PARIS -- Two French individuals have received two-month suspended sentences and fines of €20,000 ( ...

  34. Further Delays For French Copyright Bill

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST The French government has announced that the law adapting the European Union's Copyright Directive will be discussed by the parliament at the beginning of 2005, but no specific date has been set. LONDON -- The French government has announced ...

  35. Court To Reconsider Sampling Case

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST The federal judges who held that an unauthorized two-second sample of a sound recording is enough to infringe a copyright agreed Dec. 20 to take a second look at their decision. NEW YORK -- The federal judges who held that an unauthorized two-seco ...

  36. Court To Reconsider Sampling Case

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST The federal judges who held that an unauthorized two-second sample of a sound recording is enough to infringe a copyright agreed today (Dec. 20) to take a second look at their decision. The federal judges who held that an unauthorized two-second s ...

  37. Canadian Court Nixes 'iPod' Tax

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Judge: Copyright Board had no jurisdiction. Judge: Copyright Board had no jurisdiction. News ...

  38. Tuned In: Radio

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST The "Forum on Media Concentration" will allow the public to comment on the subjects of local news and media diversity. Read Marc Schiffman's column. The "Forum on Media Concentration" will allow the public to comment on th ...

  39. Midem To Target 'Parasites'

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Non-registered participants barred from key hotels. Non-registered participants barred from key hotels. News ...

  40. Latin Distributors Named in Copyright Lawsuits

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST UMG, Univision file separate complaints. UMG Recordings and Univision Music jointly filed two separate complaints yesterday (Dec. 9) in California against two Latin music distributors alleging copyright infringement. The first suit, which also nam ...

  41. Latin Distributors Named in Copyright Lawsuits

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST UMG Recordings and Univision Music jointly filed two separate complaints yesterday (Dec. 9) in California against two Latin music distributors alleging copyright infringement. UMG Recordings and Univision Music jointly filed two separate complaint ...

  42. BMG Songs Signs Xzibit

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Columbia album out today. Columbia album out today. News ...

  43. Retail Track

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST The proposed merger between Alliance Entertainment Corp. and Source Interlink shows much potential for growth. Read Ed Christman's column. The proposed merger between Alliance Entertainment Corp. and Source Interlink shows much potential for ...

  44. Retail Track

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST The proposed merger between Alliance Entertainment Corp. and Source Interlink shows much potential for growth. Read Ed Christman's column. The proposed merger between Alliance Entertainment Corp. and Source Interlink shows much potential for ...

  45. Retail Track

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST The proposed merger between Alliance Entertainment Corp. and Source Interlink shows much potential for growth. Read Ed Christman's column. The proposed merger between Alliance Entertainment Corp. and Source Interlink shows much potential for ...

  46. Snocap Unveils Operations

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fanning bows copyright management system. Fanning bows copyright management system. News ...

  47. Brit Schools To Address Music Copyright

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST British Music Rights, the lobbying body for U.K. authors and publishers, today (Nov. 30) unveiled an educational campaign in which secondary schools will teach lessons on music copyright. British Music Rights, the lobbying body for U.K. authors an ...

  48. Kazaa Trial Raises Issues Of P2P Control

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Labels to present evidence tomorrow. Labels to present evidence tomorrow. News ...

  49. Judge Awards $300,000 In Oscar Film Copy Case

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST A federal judge has awarded a $300,000 default judgment against a man for allowing copies to be made of two movies he received as part of Academy Award promotions, Warner Bros. said Nov. 23. LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -- A federal judge has awarded a $ ...

  50. Classical Score

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Performers at the In Your Ear festival in New York demonstrate the exciting possibilities of genre fusion. Read Anastasia Tsioulcas' column. Performers at the In Your Ear festival in New York demonstrate the exciting possibilities of genre fu ...

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