Intellectual property organizations

  1. China Arrests 4,000, Vows Tougher Punishments For Copyright Piracy In Advance of U.S Trade Talks

    January 11, 2011 12:00 AM EST China has arrested more than 4,000 people for violating intellectual property rights (IPR) since November and will enforce tougher punishments to combat the "rampant" problem, a senior government official said on Tuesday. Gao Feng, deput ...

  2. @MIDEM: Chinese Mobile Operators Get IODA Catalog

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST IODA has signed a deal with leading Chinese digital music distribution company R2G which will give mobile phone users in China access to the content aggregator's catalog of independent music. According to the terms of the deal, announced toda ...

  3. Chinese Music Industry Urges Action Against Baidu

    June 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A coalition of leading music-industry companies and associations on June 3 issued a statement calling on major companies to review their relations with Beijing-based Internet portal Baidu due to its policy of providing “deep links” to Web sites of ...

  4. MCSC, R2G Fire Shots At Baidu

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Beijing-based Web portal Baidu has once again been accused of copyright violation -- this time by authors' group the Music Copyright Society of China (MCSC) and digital music distributor R2G. "Baidu has camouflaged its illegal activities ...

  5. China's R2G Music, MCSC Strike Partnership

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST Beijing-based digital music distributor R2G Music and local authors' body the Music Copyright Society of China (MCSC) on Feb. 1 unveiled a "strategic partnership" they say will better serve both rights-holders and Internet service p ...

  6. Int'l Leaders Assemble For Piracy Meeting

    February 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST Officials from the European Commission and U.S. government met with business representatives in Geneva Thursday (Feb. 1) to develop new methods to deal with counterfeiting and piracy. The meeting was set in the context of a new wave of European an ...

  7. Behind the Deal: Patent Law Is Latest 'Player' In MP3 Game

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Copyright law and MP3 files are still center stage as the industry attempts to bring unauthorized file sharers and peer-to-peer operators to justice. But a spotlight is slowly shifting toward intellec Copyright law and MP3 files are still center s ...

  8. Music Groups Lobby EU On Economic Plans

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Call for greater IP protection. Call for greater IP protection. News ...

  9. NMPA President/CEO Edward Murphy Leaves His Post

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Edward P. Murphy is leaving his post as president/CEO of the National Music Publishers' Assn. - NEW YORK -- A strong advocate for songwriters' and music publishers' rights is retiring from the National Music Publishers' Assn. ( ...

  10. Chinese Ringtone Service Sued for Copyright Infringement

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A Chinese company has been sued for allegedly offering copyrighted music for use as ringtones without the authorization of rights owners. SHANGHAI -- A Chinese company has been sued for allegedly offering copyrighted music for use as ringtones wit ...

  11. 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 ...