Intellectual property law

  1. Judge: RIAA Must Unbundle P2P Suits

    March 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST In yet another round in the industry's battle against peer-to-peer file-sharing, a Philadelphia judge Friday (March 5) ordered the RIAA to file separate complaints against each of the 203 "John Doe" d In yet another round in the ind ...

  2. Royalties: An Auditor's Perspective (Part 1 of 2)

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Although the main function of an auditor is to determine whether royalties are being paid in accordance with an agreement, there are certain areas where a knowledgeable auditor can assist an artist's NEW YORK--Most royalty auditors come into ...

  3. House Passes Intellectual Property Bills

    March 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST The House of Representatives passed two major intellectual property bills yesterday (March 3): the Patent and Trademark Act and the Copyright Royalty and Distribution Reform Act. Both bipartisan bills The House of Representatives passed two major ...

  4. Loudeye Buys Anti-Piracy Firm

    March 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Overpeer Inc. specializes in 'spoofing.' Seattle-based digital-music service provider Loudeye Corp. has acquired spoofing specialist Overpeer Inc. in a stock swap valued at $4 million. Under terms of the agreement, Loudeye acquired 100% ...

  5. Canadian Solution To Music Industry Woes

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Recently, I urged the recording industry to back a statute that would legalize peer-to-peer music file-sharing and at the same time require Internet service providers (ISPs) and electronics businesses Recently, I urged the recording industry to ba ...

  6. Battle Royal(ties) Heats Up Between Boy George, Virgin Records

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Boy George and the members of his band Culture Club are suing Virgin Records for failing to account royalties due on a compilation album called "Greatest Moments." LONDON--Boy George and the members of his band Culture Club are suing Vir ...

  7. House Ready To Pass CARP Replacement

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Copyright and Distribution Reform Act, which replaces the much-criticized Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel (CARP), has been placed on the House suspension calendar for expected voice-vote passa The Copyright and Distribution Reform Act, whi ...

  8. German Publishers To Up Ante In Royalty-Rate Battle

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST The German Music Publishers Assn. (DMV) is enlisting its members for support as it urges IFPI Germany to cancel its controversial proposal to reduce the mechanical royalty rate on sound recordings. The German Music Publishers Assn. (DMV) is enlist ...

  9. California Music/Tech Convocation Set For Feb. 25

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Some of the top names in the music and technology businesses will convene Feb. 25 at the second annual Music Law Summit West at Hastings Law School in San Francisco. WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Some of the top names in the music and technology businesses w ...

  10. Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries Calif. Music/Tech Convocation Set For Feb. 25 EU Set To Confirm New Piracy Rules Clear Channel Commun Names Levin Legal Chief King Purtich Na ...

  11. FBI, RIAA Create Anti-Piracy Seal

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST The FBI and the RIAA have cooperated on a government-sanctioned anti-piracy seal intended to be voluntarily applied to copyrighted music products by labels. The seal, akin to the FBI warning screen sh The FBI and the RIAA have cooperated on a gove ...

  12. FBI, RIAA Create Anti-Piracy Seal

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST The FBI and the RIAA have cooperated on a government-sanctioned anti-piracy seal intended to be voluntarily applied to copyrighted music products by labels. The seal, akin to the FBI warning screen sh The FBI and the RIAA have cooperated on a gove ...

  13. The Digital Media Consumers' Right Act

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bill to protect fair-use rights of users of copyrighted materials and allows consumers of digital media to make personal copies for their personal convenience. http://www.vnuemedia.com/digitalmall/store/product_view.jsp?product_id=16520&catego ...

  14. Copyright and Distribution Reform Act

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bill to replace copyright arbitration royalty panels with a Copyright Royalty Judge, and for other purposes. http://www.vnuemedia.com/digitalmall/store/product_view.jsp?product_id=16508&category_name=Entertainment News ...

  15. Intellectual Property Protection Restoration Act

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Amends copyright and patent laws to restore federal remedies for infringements of intellectual property by state entities. http://www.vnuemedia.com/digitalmall/store/product_view.jsp?product_id=16504&category_name=Entertainment News ...

  16. Piracy Deterrence and Education Act

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bill to educate the public about application of Internet copyright laws. http://www.vnuemedia.com/digitalmall/store/product_view.jsp?product_id=16506&category_name=Entertainment News ...

  17. The Author, Consumer and Computer Owner Protection and Security Act

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bill to encourage the development and distribution of creative works by enhancing domestic and international enforcement of copyright laws. http://www.vnuemedia.com/digitalmall/store/product_view.jsp?product_id=16510&category_name=Entertainmen ...

  18. Dutch, Belgian Societies Eye Cooperative

    February 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Buma/Stemra and Sabam, performing rights societies in the Netherlands and Belgium, respectively, say they are going to investigate possibilities for increased organizational cooperation. Buma/Stemra and Sabam, performing rights societies in the Ne ...

  19. French Shop Owner Convicted In Piracy Case

    February 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST The owner of a shop in Toulouse, France, was convicted on Feb. 10 for producing illegal copies of sound recordings with CD-R equipment. LONDON--The owner of a shop in Toulouse, France, was convicted on Feb. 10 for producing illegal copies of sound ...

  20. Copyright Office Sets Webcaster Royalty Rates

    February 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Copyright Office has published long-awaited royalty rates for Web music broadcasts, ending a year-long process marked by legal and financial wrangling. Regulations published last Friday (Feb. The U.S. Copyright Office has published long-a ...

  21. GESAC Urges U.S. to Change Copyright Law

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST GESAC, the European group of societies of authors and composers, has renewed its plea for the U.S. to modify its Copyright Act to compel bars, restaurants and shops to pay royalties for the public per CANNES, France--GESAC, the European group of s ...

  22. NARAS Campaign Tackles Downloads

    February 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST In the continuing war against digital pirates, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) will introduce an educational campaign against illegal downloading during the 48th annual Gra In the continuing war against digital pirates, ...

  23. German Authors, Publishers Battle Royalty Rate Cut

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST German authors rights society GEMA has joined forces with the German Music Publishers Association (DMV) to oppose the German IFPI chapter's recent move to reduce the mechanical rate. German authors rights society GEMA has joined forces with t ...

  24. Legal Matters

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST The technological revolution is putting pressure on lawyers to ensure fair royalties for clients. The technological revolution is putting pressure on lawyers to ensure fair royalties for clients. News ...

  25. Hearing Delayed In Jackson/Universal Case

    January 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Royalty dispute postponed until March 9. Royalty dispute postponed until March 9. News ...

  26. 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 ...

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