International Federation of the Phonographic Industry

  1. Record Labels Sue Baidu

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The four largest record companies have sued Baidu.com Inc. for copyright infringement, alleging the Chinese Internet search engine has been illegally providing links to free digital music downloads, a NEW YORK (Reuters) -- The four largest record ...

  2. Taiwan Court Convicts P2P Execs

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The international music industry claimed a landmark legal victory in its battle against peer-to-peer file-sharing networks Sept. 9 when a Taiwan court convicted executives of the Kuro service of crimi TAIPEI -- The international music industry cla ...

  3. Philippine Raid Nets Half-Million Discs

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT More than 500,000 pirated optical discs were seized during a violent, multi-force raid in the Philippines, the Motion Picture Assn. said Aug. 2. More than 500,000 pirated optical discs were seized during a violent, multi-force raid in the Philippi ...

  4. Raid In Philippines Seizes 524,350 Discs

    August 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT More than 500,000 pirated optical discs were seized during a violent, multi-force raid in the Philippines, the Motion Picture Assn. announced today Aug. 2. The July 29 and July 30 raids were part of More than 500,000 pirated optical discs were sei ...

  5. Report: Progress Made In P2P Litigation Push

    July 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The war against illegal file-sharing is tilting in favor of the music industry, a new report published today (July 21) claims. Figures published by the IFPI suggest the industry's controversial use of The war against illegal file-sharing is t ...

  6. Report: Progress Made In P2P Litigation Push

    July 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The war against illegal file-sharing is tilting in favor of the music industry, a new report published today (July 21) claims. Figures published by the IFPI suggest the industry's controversial use of The war against illegal file-sharing is t ...

  7. Denekamp Splits With Sony BMG

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment Asia president Richard Denekamp has left the company, sources tell Billboard.biz. Hong Kong-based Denekamp was elevated in a management reshuffle last September to oversee Sony BMG Music Entertainment Asia president Ri ...

  8. Denekamp Splits With Sony BMG

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment Asia president Richard Denekamp has left the company, sources tell Billboard.biz. Hong Kong-based Denekamp was elevated in a management reshuffle last September to oversee Sony BMG Music Entertainment Asia president Ri ...

  9. Taiwan Court Finds P2P Operator Not Guilty

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Taiwan's music industry has lost a landmark ruling against a local peer-to-peer operator. TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwan's music industry has lost a landmark ruling against a local peer-to-peer operator. In the first case of its kind to be dec ...

  10. BPI Finds Live 8 Pirates On eBay

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The British Phonographic Industry is calling on eBay to tighten up its anti-piracy measures. LONDON -- The British Phonographic Industry is calling on eBay to tighten up its anti-piracy measures. Thousands of pirated DVDs of Live 8 were discovered ...

  11. Taiwan Court Finds P2P Service Not Guilty

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Taiwan's music industry has lost a landmark ruling against a local peer-to-peer site. Taiwan's music industry has lost a landmark ruling against a local peer-to-peer site. In the first case of its kind to be decided in Taiwan, the Shihli ...

  12. Taiwan Court Finds P2P Service Not Guilty

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Taiwan's music industry has lost a landmark ruling against a local peer-to-peer site. Taiwan's music industry has lost a landmark ruling against a local peer-to-peer site. In the first case of its kind to be decided in Taiwan, the Shihli ...

  13. Biz Attacks Spain's Anti-Piracy Efforts

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT MADRID -- Global music industry leaders joined their Spanish counterparts in Madrid June 23 to criticize the Spanish government for failing to enforce a national anti-piracy plan that was approved mor MADRID -- Global music industry leaders joined ...

  14. Report: One Record In Three Is Fake

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A total of 1.2 billion pirated music discs were sold in 2004, accounting for 34% of all discs sold worldwide, according to a report unveiled June 23 by the International Federation of the Phonographic LONDON -- A total of 1.2 billion pirated music ...

  15. Retailers Call For Simultaneous Releases

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT European retail group GERA-Europe has urged record labels to stop offering exclusive material for digital downloads and instead carry a policy of simultaneous release of digital and physical products. BRUSSELS -- European retail group GERA-Europe ...

  16. Grokster: International Music Industry Salutes Decision

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT IFPI welcomes 'landmark' ruling. Music industry trade groups outside the U.S. have welcomed today’s Supreme Court decision regarding file-sharing service Grokster. John Kennedy, chairman and CEO of the International Federation of the Pho ...

  17. Retailers: Stop Digital Only Exclusives

    June 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Trade groups GERA and IFPI meet in London. European retail group GERA-Europe has urged record labels to stop offering exclusive material for digital downloads and instead carry a policy of simultaneous release of digital and physical products. The ...

  18. Retailers Call For Simultaneous Digital And Physical Releases

    June 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT European retail group GERA-Europe has urged record labels to stop offering exclusive material for digital downloads and instead carry a policy of simultaneous release of digital and physical products. European retail group GERA-Europe has urged re ...

  19. Biz Attacks Spain's Anti-Piracy Efforts

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Spanish minister Calvo no-show at IFPI gathering. Global music industry leaders joined their Spanish counterparts in Madrid today (June 23) to criticize the Spanish government for failing to enforce a national anti-piracy plan that was approved mo ...

  20. Biz Attacks Spain's Anti-Piracy Efforts

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Global music industry leaders joined their Spanish counterparts in Madrid today (June 23) to criticise the Spanish government for failing to enforce a national anti-piracy plan that was approved more Global music industry leaders joined their Span ...

  21. Report: One Record In Three Is Fake

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT IFPI estimates pirated business at $4.6 billion. A total of 1.2 billion pirate music discs were sold in 2004, accounting for 34% of all discs sold worldwide, according to a report unveiled today (June 23) by the International Federation of the Pho ...

  22. IFPI Postpones July 12 Platinum Awards

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry has postponed the 5th IFPI Platinum Europe Award to avoid a conflict in schedules with Bob Geldof's July 2 Live 8 concerts. The IFPI event was The International Federation of the Phono ...

  23. Iberian Authorities Crack Down On Pirates

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In the first-ever Iberian anti-piracy operation, Spanish and Portuguese police have broken up three crime rings which manufactured and sold illegal CDs in both countries. MADRID -- In the first-ever Iberian anti-piracy operation, Spanish and Portu ...

  24. Sweden Introduces Downloading Ban

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Sweden's parliament, the Riksdag, passed an amendment May 25 to bring Swedish copyright law in line with the European Union's 2001 Copyright Directive. STOCKHOLM -- As expected, Sweden's parliament, the Riksdag, passed ...

  25. Behind the Deal: Setting European Mechanical Rates

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT European mechanical royalty rates are not negotiated individually or set by law as they are set in the United States, where rates for the first recording and release of songs are negotiated between th European mechanical royalty rates are not nego ...

  26. GEMA, IFPI Royalty Challenge Concludes

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The long-running mechanical-royalty rate dispute between authors' rights society GEMA and the German affiliate of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry came to an end May 18, when HAMBURG -- The long-running mechanical-roy ...

  27. Industry Lauds Pakistan's Anti-Piracy Efforts

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and its film and software trade counterparts have welcomed the Pakistan government's renewed efforts to contain its severe copyright piracy le LONDON -- The International Federation of ...

  28. Britain's PPL Reports 2004 Gains

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British record company and performers collecting society Phonographic Performance Limited, which licenses and collects royalties for sound recording performances, has reported distributable income to LONDON -- British record company and performers ...

  29. EU Ignores CD VAT Issue

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Calls by the music industry for a cut in value-added-tax rates on CDs were ignored May 12 by European Union government representatives gathering in Brussels. BRUSSELS -- Calls by the music industry for a cut in value-added-tax rates on CDs were ig ...

  30. Grainge To Succeed Larsen At UMI

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In a surprise announcement, Universal Music International chairman/CEO Jorgen Larsen confirmed May 13 that he will be handing his responsibilities to current Universal Music U.K. and Ireland chairman/ LONDON -- In a surprise announcement, Universa ...

  31. Perry Appointed To Musicrypt Board

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British music industry veteran Rupert Perry has joined the advisory board of Canadian media distributor Musicrypt. During a distinguished career with EMI which spanned three decades, Perry held the po British music industry veteran Rupert Perry ha ...

  32. Perry Appointed To Musicrypt Board

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British music industry veteran Rupert Perry has joined the advisory board of Canadian media distributor Musicrypt. During a distinguished career with EMI which spanned three decades, Perry held the po British music industry veteran Rupert Perry ha ...

  33. Keating To Host IFPI Platinum Awards

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Irish pop singer Ronan Keating will host the 5th IFPI Platinum Europe Awards, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry said today (May 10). Irish pop singer Ronan Keating will host the 5th IFPI Platinum Europe Awards, the Internat ...

  34. Keating To Host IFPI Platinum Awards

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Irish pop singer Ronan Keating will host the 5th IFPI Platinum Europe Awards, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry said today (May 10). Irish pop singer Ronan Keating will host the 5th IFPI Platinum Europe Awards, the Internat ...

  35. German Arbitrator Rules On Royalty-Rate Battle

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The German affiliate of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry has lost its battle to reduce authors' mechanical royalty rates. HAMBURG -- The German affiliate of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry ha ...

  36. IFPI Files P2P Suits In 11 Countries

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and national trade groups have launched legal cases against 963 individuals in 10 European countries and Japan, alleging that the defendants d LONDON -- The International Federation of the ...

  37. Spanish Gov't Unveils Anti-Piracy Plan

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Spanish culture minister Carmen Calvo presented on April 8 the country's first national anti-piracy plan, aimed at preparing tougher legislation to stamp out the trade in illicit CDs and digital files MADRID -- Spanish culture minister Carmen ...

  38. IFPI Appoints Global Legal Policy Chief

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry has appointed intellectual property policy expert Shira Perlmutter to the newly created position of executive VP, global legal policy. She rep The International Federation of the Phonograph ...

  39. IFPI, Russian Plant Settle CD Piracy Case

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry announced March 29 that it has reached an out-of-court settlement with Russian optical disc plant Roff Technologies in its yearlong case over LONDON -- The International Federation of the P ...

  40. IFPI: 2004 Global Music Biz Flat

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST The global music market in 2004 enjoyed its best performance in five years. Shipments of physical formats reached $33.6 billion, a 1.3% drop in value compared to 2003 figures, according to statistics LONDON -- The global music market in 2004 enjoy ...

  41. Dutch Raids Strike Bollywood Pirates

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST A series of raids in the Netherlands has netted more than 140,000 pirated Bollywood CDs and DVDs. LONDON -- A series of raids in the Netherlands has netted more than 140,000 pirated Bollywood CDs and DVDs. The illicit consignment of popular Indian ...

  42. Germany Joins Call For Longer Euro Copyright Term

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The German music industry has added its voice to the call for an extension to Europe's copyright term on sound recordings. BERLIN -- The German music industry has added its voice to the call for an extension to Europe's copyright term on ...

  43. Russian Download Site Could Face Prosecution

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Russian police have submitted evidence on a download service whose principals are allegedly involved in large-scale copyright infringement. LONDON -- Russian police have submitted evidence on a download service whose principals are allegedly invol ...

  44. Italian DJ Handed $1.82M Piracy Fine

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST An Italian DJ, whose identity was not revealed, has been fined a record €1.4 million ($1.82 million) by the Italian Fiscal Police of Rieti for playing allegedly pirated material in a nightclub. LONDON -- An Italian DJ, whose identity was ...

  45. Music Groups Lobby EU

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST A coalition of entertainment and media groups is calling on the European Union to foster creativity and innovation as it revamps its 10-year economic plan. BRUSSELS -- A coalition of entertainment and media groups is calling on the European Union ...

  46. Litigation

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST This Week's Stories: Amicis file briefs in Grokster case; Ticketmaster sued over trade secrets; No end to Napster litigation; Court throws out ACNielsen suit; ASCAP sues businesses; FCC won't seek Sup This Week's Stories: Amicis Bri ...

  47. IFPI's Kennedy Takes Non-Exec Notting Hill Role

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST John Kennedy, chairman/CEO of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, has taken an additional post as a non-executive director for London-based publishing firm Notting Hill Music Gr John Kennedy, chairman/CEO of the Internationa ...

  48. Spanish Gov't Proposes Piracy Crackdown

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Spain's socialist government is drawing up the country's first national anti-piracy plan, involving 11 ministries, police and the courts, major music business bodies, Internet service providers and te MADRID -- Spain's socialist gov ...

  49. Mexican Authorities Seize 16m Blank CD-Rs

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Several raids coordinated by Mexican authorities at the end of November have resulted in the seizure of 16 million blank CD-Rs, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry announced Dec. LONDON -- Several raids coordinated by Mexican ...

  50. 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 ...

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