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  1. Spain Starts Long-Awaited Piracy Campaign

    December 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Spain today (Dec. 19) launched its first national anti-piracy campaign eight months after the initiative was first announced. The country's culture ministry is spending €1 million ($1.2 million Spain today (Dec. 19) launched its fi ...

  2. Spain Starts Long-Awaited Piracy Campaign

    December 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Spain today (Dec. 19) launched its first national anti-piracy campaign eight months after the initiative was first announced. The country's culture ministry is spending €1 million ($1.2 million Spain today (Dec. 19) launched its fi ...

  3. Italian Senate Passes Ex-Cirielli Bill

    November 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Italian Senate on Tuesday (Nov. 29) passed the controversial Ex-Cirielli Bill, which, by reducing the statute of limitations in trials for a broad range of crimes, threatens to debilitate the coun The Italian Senate on Tuesday (Nov. 29) passed ...

  4. Spanish Cops Bust Piracy Ring

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Spanish police have arrested 75 people and smashed a crime syndicate thought to be responsible for shifting more than one million illegal CD-Rs and DVD-Rs each month. MADRID -- Spanish police have arrested 75 people and smashed a crime syndicate t ...

  5. Australia's MIPI Chief Splits

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Anti-piracy GM departs as piracy cases escalate. Anti-piracy GM departs as piracy cases escalate. News ...

  6. Spanish Cops Bust Piracy Ring

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Spanish police have arrested 75 people and smashed a crime syndicate thought to be responsible for shifting more than one million illegal CD-Rs and DVD-Rs each month. Spanish police have arrested 75 people and smashed a crime syndicate thought to ...

  7. U.S. Trade Reps Send Warning To China

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'Enforce piracy penalties or face penalties.' 'Enforce piracy penalties or face penalties.' News ...

  8. Legislation Poses Setback To Italian Biz

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'Previti Law' could wipe out most piracy cases. 'Previti Law' could wipe out most piracy cases. News ...

  9. Europe Gets Tougher On Customs Violations

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission has unveiled a package of customs measures to strengthen protection against counterfeiting and piracy among consumer products, including music CDs, DVDs, games and software. BRUSSELS -- The European Commission has unveiled ...

  10. Grand Jury Indicts In Largest U.S. CD Piracy Raid

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A federal grand jury in California indicted three individuals Oct. 12 in connection with the largest pirated CD manufacturing raid in U.S. history. NEW YORK -- A federal grand jury in California indicted three individuals Oct. 12 in connection wit ...

  11. Authorities Raid Major Piracy Center In India

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Seized 16,855 pirated discs. A special intellectual property unit of the Delhi police raided a major piracy center in New Delhi Oct. 13, resulting in one of the largest seizures of pirated optical discs in India. The owner of Palika Bazaar in New ...

  12. Europe Gets Tougher On Customs Violations

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New measures against counterfeiting and piracy. New measures against counterfeiting and piracy. News ...

  13. Europe Gets Tougher On Customs Violations

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New measures against counterfeiting and piracy. The European Commission has unveiled a package of customs measures to strengthen protection against counterfeiting and piracy among consumer products, including music CDs, DVDs, games and software. A ...

  14. Europe Gets Tougher On Customs Violations

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New measures against counterfeiting and piracy. The European Commission has unveiled a package of customs measures to strengthen protection against counterfeiting and piracy among consumer products, including music CDs, DVDs, games and software. A ...

  15. Swedish Gov't Shuts Down Alleged Piracy Site

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Swedish anti-piracy bureau, Svenska Antipiratbyran, claimed a major victory in the ongoing battle against online piracy Sept. 26 as it announced the shutdown of BlueCrap, a server used to illegall LONDON (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Swedish ...

  16. Top Executives To Meet In London

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cross-sector initiative to fight global piracy. Cross-sector initiative to fight global piracy. News ...

  17. IFPI And MPA Launch New Initiative

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Free anti-piracy software to be distributed. Free anti-piracy software to be distributed. News ...

  18. U.K. Vid Retailers Amp Up Piracy Campaign

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Britain's video industry on Sept. 12 launched the second phase of its campaign to raise consumer awareness of the damaging effects of piracy not just on the entertainment industry but on society as a LONDON (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Britain ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. Indian Court Throws Video Pirate In Prison

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Devinder Singh to serve three years. A Delhi, India court handed down an unprecedented jail sentence of three years for copyright piracy to a video-rental retailer, the Motion Picture Assn. announced today (Aug. 1). The court sentenced on July 18 ...

  22. House Passes CAFTA

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Includes tougher enforcement penalties for piracy. Includes tougher enforcement penalties for piracy. News ...

  23. Report: File-Sharers Spend More On Digital Music

    July 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Study says pirates are 'valuable customers.' Study says pirates are 'valuable customers.' News ...

  24. China Agrees To Fight Piracy With MPA

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Motion Picture Assn. and China's government have agreed in writing for the first time to cooperate to fight film piracy in China. BEIJING -- The Motion Picture Assn. and China's government have agreed in writing for the first time to ...

  25. EU Plans Severe Penalties For Copyright Pirates

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Four-year jail term mooted for pirates. Four-year jail term mooted for pirates. News ...

  26. EU Plans Severe Penalties For Copyright Pirates

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Four-year jail term mooted for pirates. Copyright pirates linked to criminal gangs face minimum penalties of up to four years in jail and fines of €300,000 ($366,000) under new proposals unveiled today (July 12) by the European Commission in Bruss ...

  27. MPA: Police Make Largest DVD-R Burner Seizure In India

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Police officers in Mumbai, India, seized 42 DVD-R burners June 29 in what is being touted as the country's largest pirate burner seizure, the Motion Picture Assn. announced July 5. NEW YORK -- Police officers in Mumbai, India, seized 42 DVD-R ...

  28. Police In India Raid Pirate Operation

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Police officers in Mumbai, India, seized 42 DVD-R burners June 29 in what is being touted as the country’s largest pirate burner seizure, the Motion Picture Assn. announced today (July 5). Police officers in Mumbai, India, seized 42 DVD-R burners ...

  29. Police In India Raid Pirate Operation

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Police officers in Mumbai, India, seized 42 DVD-R burners June 29 in what is being touted as the country’s largest pirate burner seizure, the Motion Picture Assn. announced today (July 5). Police officers in Mumbai, India, seized 42 DVD-R burners ...

  30. Legal Matters

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales promises federal action against piracy in an exclusive Billboard interview. Read Susan Butler's column. U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales promises federal action against piracy in an exclusive Billb ...

  31. U.S. Delivers Blunt Message On Piracy

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The United States has told Russia and China that they must step up enforcement against rampant piracy of intellectual property -- or face serious trade penalties. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The United States has told Russia and China that they must step ...

  32. U.S. Delivers Blunt Message On Piracy

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Targets Russia, China. The United States has told Russia and China that they must step up enforcement against rampant piracy of intellectual property -- or face serious trade penalties. The mounting frustration over the $4 billion in annual losses ...

  33. NYPD Raids Storage Facility In Manhattan

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Nine arrests made, 60,000 discs seized. The New York Police Department executed search warrants at an upper Manhattan storage facility today (May 20), seizing more than 25,000 counterfeit CD-Rs and 35,000 counterfeit DVDs. Nine individuals were ar ...

  34. NYPD Raids Storage Facility In Manhattan

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Nine arrests made, 60,000 discs seized. The New York Police Department executed search warrants at an upper Manhattan storage facility today (May 20), seizing more than 25,000 counterfeit CD-Rs and 35,000 counterfeit DVDs. Nine individuals were ar ...

  35. Kerin Appointed MIPI Chief

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Exec will tackle Aussie piracy issues. Exec will tackle Aussie piracy issues. News ...

  36. China Jails Americans For Piracy

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For the first time, a Chinese court has sentenced two Americans to prison time for DVD piracy. BEIJING (The Hollywood Reporter) -- For the first time, a Chinese court has sentenced two Americans to prison time for DVD piracy. A Shanghai court on A ...

  37. Universal Music Publishing Clinches China Deal

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Publishing has signed an agreement with Beijing-based digital-distribution platform R2G. TOKYO -- Universal Music Publishing has signed an agreement with Beijing-based digital-distribution platform R2G. In its first deal with a maj ...

  38. Universal Music Publishing Clinches China Deal

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Major links with local digital distributor R2G. Universal Music Publishing has signed an agreement with Beijing-based digital-distribution platform R2G. In its first deal with a major international company, R2G will help register UMP's catalo ...

  39. Brit Gang Sentenced For Music Piracy

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A gang of 10 music pirates from Teesside, England, has been sentenced for its role in running an illegal music and film operation. LONDON -- A gang of 10 music pirates from Teesside, England, has been sentenced for its role in running an illegal m ...

  40. Brit Gang Sentenced For Music Piracy

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Prison terms for ringleaders. A gang of 10 music pirates from Teesside, England, has been sentenced for its role in running an illegal music and film operation. The gang -- dubbed "the Teesside 10" -- was found guilty of conspiracy to de ...

  41. Scot Pirate Hit With Jail Term

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A Scottish CD counterfeiter has received the longest custodial sentence for piracy in the country's history. A Scottish CD counterfeiter has received the longest custodial sentence for piracy in the country's history. A 44-year-old man f ...

  42. U.K. Raid Nets Pirated Goods At Trunk Sale

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.K. anti-piracy agencies reported April 5 that a major raid over the weekend on a Midlands car trunk sale netted about half a million pounds worth of counterfeit films, games and music. LONDON (The Hollywood Reporter) -- U.K. anti-piracy agencies ...

  43. Scot Pirate Hit With Jail Term

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A Scottish CD counterfeiter has received the longest custodial sentence for piracy in the country's history. A Scottish CD counterfeiter has received the longest custodial sentence for piracy in the country's history. A 44-year-old man f ...

  44. Panama, IFPI Take Steps To Curb Piracy

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST In an effort to stem piracy, Panama's customs agency has signed a cooperation agreement with IFPI Latin America. In an effort to stem piracy, Panama's customs agency has signed a cooperation agreement with IFPI Latin America. The deal pr ...

  45. IIPA Takes Action Against China's Copyright Pirates

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST U.S. music, movie and software industries called for the first time Feb. 9 for the United States to begin legal action against China at the World Trade Organization to stop widespread piracy that they WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) -- U.S. music, movi ...

  46. Russia Fighting DVD Pirates

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Russian prosecutors were due to start unrolling the country's biggest series of criminal cases against vendors of pirate DVDs on Feb. 1 after a police operation shut down a leading Moscow audiovisual MOSCOW (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Russian ...

  47. Cyprus Authorities Get Tough On Piracy

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Police in Cyprus have begun a long-overdue campaign against many of the Mediterranean island's CD and DVD pirates, the Motion Picture Assn. confirmed today (Jan. 17). Police in Cyprus have begun a long-overdue campaign against many of the Med ...

  48. Cyprus Authorities Get Tough On Piracy

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Police in Cyprus have begun a long-overdue campaign against many of the Mediterranean island's CD and DVD pirates, the Motion Picture Assn. confirmed today (Jan. 17). Police in Cyprus have begun a long-overdue campaign against many of the Med ...

  49. MIPI Raids ISP For Evidence

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigation on Jan. 14 raided the Sydney office of Internet service provider ComCen to gather evidence on the song-sharing service MP3s4free.net. SYDNEY -- Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigati ...

  50. 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 ...

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