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  1. Calif. Royalty Bill Passes Committee

    June 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Legislation headed to Assembly floor. Legislation headed to Assembly floor. News ...

  2. Warner Chappell Australia Downsizes

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warner Chappell Music Australia is cutting back its staff of 15 to four. Managing director Adam Lang; GM of copyright and royalties Yvonne Hands; and manager of copyright and royalties Julie Robinson Warner Chappell Music Australia is cutting back ...

  3. IFPI Reports Initial Success In P2P Litigation Cases

    June 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The wave of online piracy lawsuits recently initiated in Europe by international industry trade body IFPI is yielding initial results. The London-based organization reports today (June 8) that several The wave of online piracy lawsuits recently in ...

  4. IFPI Reports Initial Success In P2P Litigation Cases

    June 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Euro consumers recognize illegality of file-sharing. The wave of online piracy lawsuits recently initiated in Europe by international industry trade body IFPI is yielding initial results. The London-based organization reports today (June 8) that s ...

  5. Italy Mulls Modifying Tough New Anti-Piracy Law

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Italian government has suggested that it could radically modify the Decreto Urbani (Urbani Decree) on copyright and file-sharing one week after it was placed on the statute books (ELW, May 31). MILAN -- The Italian government has suggested tha ...

  6. Euro Courts Showing Support For Copy-Protection Measures

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In the controversial issue of copy protection, a series of court cases in Europe have been decided in favor of the music industry. A few weeks after a French court dismissed legal action against label BRUSSELS -- In the controversial issue of copy ...

  7. TVT Inks New U.K. Distribution Deal

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New York-based label links with Vital. New York-based label links with Vital. News ...

  8. Aus DVD Pirate Gets 9 Months

    June 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT An Australian DVD pirate, Sydney Grant Prescott, has become the country's first national to be jailed for infringing copyright laws. The 53-year old was yesterday sentenced in Brisbane Magistrates Cou An Australian DVD pirate, Sydney Grant Pr ...

  9. Aus DVD Pirate Gets 9 Months

    June 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT An Australian DVD pirate, Sydney Grant Prescott, has become the country's first national to be jailed for infringing copyright laws. The 53-year old was yesterday sentenced in Brisbane Magistrates Cou An Australian DVD pirate, Sydney Grant Pr ...

  10. Clive Davis To Keynote NARM Convention

    June 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Address to take form of one-on-one interview. Address to take form of one-on-one interview. News ...

  11. Italy Enacts Tough New Copyright Laws

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The enactment of Italy's "Decreto Urbani" (Urbani decree) on copyright was greeted by a hackers' revolt on May 24. The decree, named after its sponsor, culture minister Giuliano Urbani, imposes stiff MILAN -- The enactment of I ...

  12. Short Session Could Hold Up Industry Bills

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The second session of the 108th Congress will be a short one. The political imperatives of lawmakers require them to be back home much of the time during a presidential campaign year, and attendance a WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The second session of the ...

  13. Short Session Could Hold Up Industry Bills

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The second session of the 108th Congress will be a short one. Congress has only about three weeks left to wrap up its entire legislative calendar. This includes top priorities such as deliberations on Short Session Could Hold Up Industry Bills Hea ...

  14. Ratings Dip For 'American Idol' Finale

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Season ratings up 15% on 2003. Season ratings up 15% on 2003. News ...

  15. Lamar Alexander Jumps On PIRATE Act

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., declared yesterday (May 26) that he will co-sponsor the pending "Protecting Intellectual Rights Against Theft and Expropriation Act of 2004" (PIRATE Act). Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., declared yesterday ( ...

  16. Lambert Appointed As Songwriter Carole Sager's Publishing Rep

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Other Spotlights: Sirius names Raphael dir. of news and operations, Integrated Copyright Group signs exclusive copyrights deal with Kim Tribble, Shaun Shankel and Rob Harbin and more . . . - Eddie Lambert has been appointed the publishing represen ...

  17. Marc Anthony Postpones Summer Tour

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Outing now to start in November. Outing now to start in November. News ...

  18. P2P Activity Threatens Mobile Sector

    May 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cell-phone biz warned of copyright-infringement risk Cell-phone biz warned of copyright-infringement risk News ...

  19. Federal Judge Grants Another 321 Injunction

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Decision reached in Macrovision case. Decision reached in Macrovision case. News ...

  20. Folds, Wainwright, Guster Link For Tour

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Triple-headliner outing to launch in June. Triple-headliner outing to launch in June. News ...

  21. JASRAC Posts 3.2% Rise In Collections

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Japanese authors' society JASRAC (Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers) today reports copyright fee collections for the year ending March 31, 2004, rose 3.2% to ¥109.5 Japanese authors' society JASRAC ...

  22. 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, ...

  23. Hill Sets Four-Night Stand At Caesars

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Engagement set for mid-August. Engagement set for mid-August. News ...

  24. Trans World Income Up In First Quarter

    May 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Total sales increase 11% year-on-year. Total sales increase 11% year-on-year. News ...

  25. Canadian Biz Back Calls to Overhaul C'right Law

    May 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canada's music industry is welcoming a Canadian House of Commons committee report which calls for an immediate overhaul of the country's copyright law. Canada's music industry is welcoming a Canadian House of Commons committee repor ...

  26. Canadian Biz Back Calls to Overhaul C'right Law

    May 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canada's music industry is welcoming a Canadian House of Commons committee report which calls for an immediate overhaul of the country's copyright law. Canada's music industry is welcoming a Canadian House of Commons committee repor ...

  27. Taiwan Wants Off USTR's Priority Watch List

    May 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Country could get wish with out-of-cycle review. Country could get wish with out-of-cycle review. News ...

  28. Taiwan Wants Off USTR's Priority Watch List

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Country could get wish with out-of-cycle review. Government officials in Taiwan are upset that the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has not taken the country off its Priority Watch List, which identifies nations with major copyright-infringement i ...

  29. U.S. Reps Split On Proposed DMCA Amendment

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Federal lawmakers are wrestling with possible reforms to the "fair use" sections of the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Federal lawmakers are wrestling with possible reforms to the "fair use" sections of the 1998 Digital ...

  30. Artists Divided On File-Sharing

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Retailers, consumers and the Recording Industry Assn. of America have been debating file-sharing issues ad nauseum. Now, it's the musician's turn. Artists are sharply divided on whether they think file-sharing is a good or evil force for ...

  31. House Hearing To Discuss Fair-Use Bill

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT There'll be little neutral ground at a House panel hearing Wednesday (May 12) to discuss a bill that would broaden consumer fair-use rights. There'll be little neutral ground at a House panel hearing Wednesday (May 12) to discuss a bill ...

  32. Woman Fined For Ignoring RIAA Charges

    May 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge has fined a Connecticut woman $6,000 for lack of response to an RIAA lawsuit accusing her of downloading copyright-protected music from the Internet. A federal judge has fined a Connecticut woman $6,000 for lack of response to an R ...

  33. Retail Track

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Recent changes in the JumpStart program increase retailers' margin of acceptance--and profits. Read Ed Christman's column. Recent changes in the JumpStart program increase retailers' margin of acceptance--and profits. Read Ed Christ ...

  34. Retail Track

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Recent changes in the JumpStart program increase retailers' margin of acceptance--and profits. Read Ed Christman's column. Recent changes in the JumpStart program increase retailers' margin of acceptance--and profits. Read Ed Christ ...

  35. Retail Track

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Recent changes in the JumpStart program increase retailers' margin of acceptance--and profits. Read Ed Christman's column. Recent changes in the JumpStart program increase retailers' margin of acceptance--and profits. Read Ed Christ ...

  36. PR Firms Win Suit Against Rubio

    April 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Latin star to pay for missed appearance. Latin star to pay for missed appearance. News ...

  37. Industry Sues New Round Of File-Sharers

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA filed a new round of copyright-infringement cases against suspected file-sharers today (April 28). Today's actions accused 477 people, including 69 users of networks at 14 universities, of il The RIAA filed a new round of copyright-i ...

  38. CNET To Indies: Downloads Welcome!

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New service to host free independent music. New service to host free independent music. News ...

  39. EMI Music Pub Sues Video-Game Titan

    April 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Electronic Arts targeted in copyright suit. Electronic Arts targeted in copyright suit. News ...

  40. MP3 The Choice Of Chinese Users: Survey

    April 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT % of interviewees prefer MP3 format. 82% of interviewees prefer MP3 format. News ...

  41. EU Backs Standardized Copyright Laws

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission is advocating a new law on collecting copyright fees. The EC confirmed today (April 19) that it has launched a consultation exercise to determine the effects of standardizing E The European Commission is advocating a new la ...

  42. Italy's FIMI, FPM Disappointed Over P2P Decree

    April 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italian labels body FIMI and anti-piracy association FPM have jointly expressed a "strong sense of disappointment" at a government decree on illegal file-sharing. "The decree makes Italy the only Euro Italian labels body FIMI and an ...

  43. Courtney Love to Stand Trial in Calif. Drug Case

    April 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Case stems from Oct. 2 incident. Case stems from Oct. 2 incident. News ...

  44. Universal Acquires Spanish Indie MuXXIc

    April 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Companies have been linked since 1999. Companies have been linked since 1999. News ...

  45. Beat Box

    April 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A licensing deal sets off a battle between T.H.E.M. and Blow-Up. Read Michael Paoletta's column. A licensing deal sets off a battle between T.H.E.M. and Blow-Up. Read Michael Paoletta's column. News Michael Paoletta ...

  46. Copy-Control Firm To Buy DiscLive

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Immediatek to add security to concert discs. Immediatek to add security to concert discs. News ...

  47. Usher Holds Off Janet Atop Billboard 200

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 'Confessions' easily leads for a second week. 'Confessions' easily leads for a second week. News ...

  48. Academy To Name East, West Regional Execs

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Academy has restructured two positions. The Recording Academy has restructured two positions. News ...

  49. Studio Monitor

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT SSL's XLogic line has the same functions as a large-format console but wears a smaller price tag. Read Christopher Walsh's column. SSL's XLogic line has the same functions as a large-format console but wears a smaller price tag. Rea ...

  50. 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 ...

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