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  1. Tuned In: Radio

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Following Clear Channel's lead, Infinity severs ties with indie promoters. Read Marc Schiffman's column. Following Clear Channel's lead, Infinity severs ties with indie promoters. Read Marc Schiffman's column. News Marc Schiffm ...

  2. Entercom Dumps Indies

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Broadcaster's move follows Infinity's. Broadcaster's move follows Infinity's. News ...

  3. Congress Passes CARP Reform Act

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Copyright Royalty and Distribution Reform Act of 2004, the only major piece of copyright legislation to emerge from the 108th Congress, is on its way to the White House for the President's signatu WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Copyright Royalty ...

  4. House Passes CARP Reform Act

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Legislation awaits President's signature. Legislation awaits President's signature. News ...

  5. House Passes CARP Reform Act

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Copyright Royalty and Distribution Reform Act of 2004, the only major piece of copyright legislation to emerge from the 108th Congress, is on its way to the White House for the President's signatu The Copyright Royalty and Distribution Re ...

  6. Legal Matters

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST How much of a fudiciary obligation exists between co-songwriters? Read Susan Butler's column. How much of a fudiciary obligation exists between co-songwriters? Read Susan Butler's column. News Susan Butler ...

  7. Warner To Bow Mini-DVD System

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Initial players, software due in December. Initial players, software due in December. News ...

  8. UMG Reports Q3 Gains

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Operating income multiplies. Operating income multiplies. News ...

  9. MPAA Launches Lawsuits Against P2P Pirates

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Body sues 200 to 300 individual infringers. Body sues 200 to 300 individual infringers. News ...

  10. Court Rules On Authorship Of Mexican Films

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Film production companies may be "authors" under Mexican copyright law, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held on Nov. 5. NEW YORK -- Film production companies may be "authors" under Mexican copyright law, the Ninth Circuit Co ...

  11. Sources: Yucaipa's Alliance In Merger Talks

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Deal with Source Interlink seen as good fit. Deal with Source Interlink seen as good fit. News ...

  12. Movie Studios To Begin Suing File-sharers Nov. 16

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Movie studios will begin filing lawsuits against individual movie file-sharers on Nov. 16, the Motion Picture Assn. of America announced. LOS ANGELES -- Movie studios will begin filing lawsuits against individual movie file-sharers on Nov. 16, the ...

  13. Legal Matters

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Labels can boost their master-license income by streamlining the clearance process. Read Susan Butler's column. Labels can boost their master-license income by streamlining the clearance process. Read Susan Butler's column. News Susan Bu ...

  14. Cuban: Digital Biz Must Embrace New Distribution

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Multiple formats should be simultaneously released. Multiple formats should be simultaneously released. News ...

  15. Behind the Deal: A Clearance Checklist

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST It may seem obvious that anyone who requests permission to use a composition or master recording for some purpose would know what to include in the letter asking for a license. However, representative It may seem obvious that anyone who requests p ...

  16. Copyright Office Amends LOC Recording Rule

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Copyright Office has amended its ruling that allows the Library of Congress to make recordings of unpublished radio, cable, satellite and Internet broadcasts and transmissions to add to its c WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Copyright Office ...

  17. FIMI Slams iTunes For Ignoring Italian Indies

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Concerns raised as Euro service goes live. Concerns raised as Euro service goes live. News ...

  18. Aussie File-Sharing Service On Trial

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Brisbane-based file-sharing Web site MP3s4free.net was one of the biggest copyright infringing services in the world, the Australian Federal Court heard yesterday (Oct. 25). Brisbane-based file-sharing Web site MP3s4free.net was one of the biggest ...

  19. Aussie File Sharing Service On Trial

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Brisbane-based file-sharing Web site MP3s4free.net was one of the biggest copyright infringing services in the world, the Australian Federal Court heard yesterday (Oct. 25). Brisbane-based file-sharing Web site MP3s4free.net was one of the biggest ...

  20. Labels, Puretunes Settlement Reached

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The major labels have reached a $10 million agreement to settle their copyright-infringement lawsuit against owners and operators of the Puretunes.com Web site, the RIAA announced today (Oct. 25). NEW YORK -- The major labels have reached a $10 mi ...

  21. Behind the Deal: DOJ's Intellectual Property Task Force Report

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As the music industry continues its legal challenges to unauthorized file sharing, the Department of Justice is shoring up its efforts to protect intellectual property. As the music industry continues its legal challenges to unauthorized file shar ...

  22. Sony BMG Names Austria Chief

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Unterholzner reports to Steinkamp. Unterholzner reports to Steinkamp. News ...

  23. Italy's SIAE Inks Deal With Univideo

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italian collecting society SIAE has struck an agreement with domestic audiovisual publishers' trade body Univideo covering copyright payments to screenplay and script writers whose works are distribut MILAN -- Italian collecting society SIAE ...

  24. Jetgroove Drops 50,000 Infringing Tracks

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music download service Jetgroove.com has removed more than 50,000 copyright-infringing tracks and albums after the recorded music industry instigated anti-piracy action against it. Music download service Jetgroove.com has removed more than 50,000 ...

  25. Jetgroove Drops 50,000 Infringing Tracks

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music download service Jetgroove.com has removed more than 50,000 copyright-infringing tracks and albums after the recorded music industry instigated anti-piracy action against it. Music download service Jetgroove.com has removed more than 50,000 ...

  26. SoundExchange Joins Int'l Webcast Agreement

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reciprocal deal allows for 'one-stop' streaming license. SoundExchange, the U.S. digital performance rights society, has signed the IFPI's international Webcasting agreement. The agreement allows Webcasters and simulcasters to strea ...

  27. SoundExchange Joins Int'l Webcast Agreement

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reciprocal deal allows for 'one-stop' streaming license. SoundExchange, the U.S. digital performance rights society, has signed the IFPI's international Webcasting agreement. The agreement allows Webcasters and simulcasters to strea ...

  28. SoundExchange Joins Int'l Webcast Agreement

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reciprocal deal allows for 'one-stop' streaming license. SoundExchange, the U.S. digital performance rights society, has signed the IFPI's international Webcasting agreement. The agreement allows Webcasters and simulcasters to strea ...

  29. CARP Reform Bill Passes In Senate

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Senate passed on Oct. 6 the Copyright Royalty and Distribution Reform Act of 2004. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Senate passed on Oct. 6 the Copyright Royalty and Distribution Reform Act of 2004. The bill, H.R. 1417, which has already passed in the ...

  30. Britney, Rudolph Sever Ties

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT No word on Jive act's new management. No word on Jive act's new management. News ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. CARP Reform Bill Passes In Senate

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Act would replace judges with full-time panel. The Senate today (Oct. 6) passed the Copyright Royalty and Distribution Reform Act of 2004. The bill, H.R. 1417, which has already passed in the House, provides a much-needed overhaul of the Copyright ...

  33. 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. ...

  34. Induce Bill Yanked For Revisions

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A markup of major legislation to go after peer-to-peer companies that "induce" the public into copyright infringement was pulled Sept. 29 from the Senate Judiciary Committee's vote agenda. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A markup of major legis ...

  35. Induce Bill Yanked For Revisions

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A markup of major legislation to go after P2P companies that "induce" the public into copyright infringement was pulled last night (Sept. 29) from the Senate Judiciary Committee's vote agenda for toda A markup of major legislation t ...

  36. New York Court Strikes Down Anti-Bootlegging Criminal Statute

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bootleg recordings of live concerts may no longer be a federal crime in New York City, at least if one judge's opinion is upheld. NEW YORK -- Bootleg recordings of live concerts may no longer be a federal crime in New York City, at least if o ...

  37. New York Court Strikes Down Bootleg Statute

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Making and selling bootleg recordings of live concerts may no longer be a federal crime in New York City, at least if one judge's opinion is upheld. Making and selling bootleg recordings of live concerts may no longer be a federal crime in Ne ...

  38. Virgin Group Bows Full-Service Web Store

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Downloads, subscriptions, Web radio included. Downloads, subscriptions, Web radio included. News ...

  39. Legal Matters

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lawsuits may swamp the music industry if Congress fails to resolve conflicting court decisions on copyright issues. Read Susan Butler's column. Lawsuits may swamp the music industry if Congress fails to resolve conflicting court decisions on ...

  40. German Police Nab Download-Service Operators

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT German authorities have cracked down on what is believed to be Europe's largest illegal commercial downloading service, which has been selling films, music and software. LONDON -- German authorities have cracked down on what is believed to be ...

  41. EasyGroup To Launch Download Service With Wippit

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EasyMusic set for pre-Christmas launch. EasyMusic set for pre-Christmas launch. News ...

  42. Monterey Jazz Fest Links With MSN

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Web service to offer exclusive new, archival tracks. Web service to offer exclusive new, archival tracks. News ...

  43. Biz Hits D.C. To Lobby On Digital Issues

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Copyright Office meeting covers Induce bill. Copyright Office meeting covers Induce bill. News ...

  44. Biz Hits D.C. To Lobby On Digital Issues

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT More than a dozen music-industry groups will descend on Capitol Hill tomorrow (Sept. 9) to show their support of online music services and the so-called Induce bill. The day of lobbying is being coord More than a dozen music-industry groups will d ...

  45. U.S. Copyright Office Finalizing Induce Act Redraft

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Billboard.biz has learned that on Thursday (Sept. 2), the U.S. Copyright Office sent a "talking points" redraft of the pending Induce Act to opponents of the wording of the original bill. Billboard.biz has learned that on Thursday (Sept. ...

  46. New Taiwan Laws Tighten Copyright Protection

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New amendments to the Taiwanese copyright legislation give more muscle to the music industry in its fight against online and optical-media piracy and offer greater protection to rights holders. TAIPEI -- New amendments to the Taiwanese copyright l ...

  47. Legal Matters

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Artists can now sell live concert CDs hours after a performance, but copyright law may present stumbling blocks. Read Susan Butler's column. Artists can now sell live concert CDs hours after a performance, but copyright law may present stumbl ...

  48. Roger Ames Cuts Ties With WMG

    August 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Exec to serve as consultant with Time Warner Exec to serve as consultant with Time Warner News ...

  49. New Taiwan Laws To Boost Music Biz

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Copyright legislation aims to tackle piracy. Copyright legislation aims to tackle piracy. News ...

  50. French Suit Aims at Anti-Piracy Technology

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Copyright protection technologies used to prevent CDs from being pirated online are facing a legal challenge in France, where a judge placed record label EMI Group Plc under formal investigation for u Copyright protection technologies used to prev ...

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