International relations

  1. Mandelson: 'EU Won't Sue China At WTO'

    November 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST EU trade commissioner Peter Mandelson on Tuesday (Nov. 7) ruled out European action at the World Trade Organization against China over its failure to clamp down on rampant piracy. EU trade commissioner Peter Mandelson on Tuesday (Nov. 7) ruled out ...

  2. Mandelson: 'EU Won't Sue China At WTO'

    November 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST EU trade commissioner Peter Mandelson on Tuesday (Nov. 7) ruled out European action at the World Trade Organization against China over its failure to clamp down on rampant piracy. EU trade commissioner Peter Mandelson on Tuesday (Nov. 7) ruled out ...

  3. EU Demands China Improves Anti-Piracy Measures

    October 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Commissioner Mandelson unveils China strategy. China must bolster its efforts to crack down on piracy and counterfeiting or face trade sanctions, European Union trade commissioner Peter Mandelson said Tuesday (Oct. 24). He was unveiling the Commis ...

  4. MySpace Hosting Concerts For Sudan Relief

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Site will organize 20 concerts. The online hangout MySpace.com will organize 20 concerts featuring bands promoted on its site as part of a campaign to raise awareness and money for humanitarian relief in Sudan. The site, which grew in popularity t ...

  5. EC Slams China Over Rampant Piracy

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Threaten China with WTO intervention. Threaten China with WTO intervention. News ...

  6. EU Warns Romania, Bulgaria To Improve IP Protection

    September 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission told Romania and Bulgaria Tuesday (Sept. 26) that they can become full members of the European Union from Jan. 1, 2007, but warned of unprecedented sanctions if a series of goa The European Commission told Romania and Bulga ...

  7. EU, China Boost Anti-Piracy Efforts

    September 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT New pilot program launched to monitor sea ports. The European Union and China have revealed plans to introduce "smart and safe" trade lanes on the seas in a bid to counter rampant piracy, including the shipment of illegal CDs and music D ...

  8. G8 Commits To Piracy Crackdown

    July 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The world's leading economic powers yesterday (July 16) pledged to step up collaborative efforts to stamp out piracy. The world's leading economic powers yesterday (July 16) pledged to step up collaborative efforts to stamp out piracy. I ...

  9. G8 Commits To Piracy Crackdown

    July 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The world's leading economic powers yesterday (July 16) pledged to step up collaborative efforts to stamp out piracy. The world's leading economic powers yesterday (July 16) pledged to step up collaborative efforts to stamp out piracy. I ...

  10. EU Leaders Send Message To Romania, Bulgaria

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT European Union leaders meeting in Brussels today (June 16) sent a message to Romania and Bulgaria, saying the countries have to prove they are making progress fighting piracy, organized crime and corr European Union leaders meeting in Brussels tod ...

  11. EC Introduces Customs Fraud Program

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission has confirmed a new €324 million ($415 million), six-year program to fight fraud and counterfeiting at the European Union's borders. The European Commission has confirmed a new €324 million ($415 million), s ...

  12. Brits Set Sights On U.S. Market

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST British trade minister Ian Pearson today (March 2) unveiled a series of joint government and industry initiatives intended to help rebuild the profile of U.K. music in America. British trade minister Ian Pearson today (March 2) unveiled a series o ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Piracy Threatens Romania, Bulgaria EU Hopes

    November 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST European members of parliament have warned Romania and Bulgaria that they will not be able to join the European Union as planned unless they clean up the piracy and border controls in their countries. European members of parliament have warned Rom ...

  16. Piracy Threatens Romania, Bulgaria EU Hopes

    November 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST European members of parliament have warned Romania and Bulgaria that they will not be able to join the European Union as planned unless they clean up the piracy and border controls in their countries. European members of parliament have warned Rom ...

  17. Gov't Sends Anti-Piracy Message To Russia

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. House of Representatives Nov. 16 passed a "sense of the Congress" resolution that the Russian Federation should get serious about enforcing its anti-piracy laws and prosecuting pirates of U.S WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. House o ...

  18. Gov't Sends Anti-Piracy Message To Russia

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. House of Representatives last night (Nov. 16) passed a "sense of the Congress" resolution that the Russian Federation should get serious about enforcing its anti-piracy laws and prosecuting p The U.S. House of Representatives la ...

  19. China Begins 90-day Drive Against Piracy

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Under increased pressure from the World Trade Organization and ahead of a visit by U.S. President George W. Bush, China has launched a three-month campaign to fight piracy and pornography, the Ministr BEIJING (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Under incr ...

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

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST The office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has sent China a letter warning that the country needs to enforce its criminal penalties for piracy or face penalties as a World Trade Organization m WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The office of the U.S. Tra ...

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

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'Enforce piracy penalties or face consequences.' The office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has sent China a letter warning that the country needs to enforce its criminal penalties for piracy or face penalties as a WTO member. US ...

  22. EC Warns Romania, Bulgaria On Piracy Problems

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI has welcomed a European Commission warning to Romania and Bulgaria to boost their efforts on counterfeiting and border enforcement. The IFPI has welcomed a European Commission warning to Romania and Bulgaria to boost their efforts on coun ...

  23. EC Warns Romania, Bulgaria On Piracy Problems

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT IFPI supports Brussels on IP concerns. The IFPI has welcomed a European Commission warning to Romania and Bulgaria to boost their efforts on counterfeiting and border enforcement. The Commission -- European Union's executive authority -- said ...

  24. UNESCO Endorses 'Cultural Diversity'

    October 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The United Nations' cultural agency, UNESCO, approved a convention yesterday (Oct. 20) that allows countries to protect their music, movies and other cultural activities. The United Nations' cultural agency UNESCO approved a convention y ...

  25. President Bush Signs CAFTA

    August 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Strengthens intellectual property protections. President George W. Bush today Aug. 2 signed the Central American Free Trade Agreement, setting in place stronger intellectual property protections for the entertainment industry in that region and fo ...

  26. House Passes CAFTA

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Includes tougher enforcement for piracy. The House of Representatives passed the Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) at 12:15 a.m. this morning, to the relief of the U.S. record industry and others in the copyright sector. Some of CAFTA&# ...

  27. Paraguay Officials Seize CD-R Shipment

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT .3 million blank CD-Rs prevented entry. Authorities in Paraguay seized two containers with 2.3 million blank CD-Rs as they tried to enter the country.The containers, allegedly carrying "general merchandise," were seized by Paraguayan au ...

  28. Ent Leaders Hope For G8 Spotlight On Russian Piracy

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bainwol, Glickman, House lawmakers call on Bush. The three-day Group of 8 (G8) summit of industrialized nations opened today in Scotland. Among top agenda items like global warming, poverty in Africa and Iraq, members of Congress and entertainment ...

  29. Live 8: Moscow Joins Roster

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Live 8 has added a concert in Moscow's Red Square, ensuring that all of the G8 industrialized nations will be represented at Saturday's (July 2) event. Live 8 has added a concert in Moscow's Red Square, ensuring that all of the G8 i ...

  30. Aussie Live 8 Concert Fails

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Plans for an Australian link to Bob Geldof's Live 8 concert event have fallen through. Plans for an Australian link to Bob Geldof's Live 8 concert event have fallen through. According to Sydney-based promoter Michael Chugg, managing dire ...

  31. House Leaders Want Pirate Nations Challenged

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In two back-to-back hearings May 17, House lawmakers called on the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to go to the mat with pirate nations China and Russia over lax copyright protection, enforcement and WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In two back-to-back hearin ...

  32. Industry Lauds Pakistan Anti-Piracy Efforts

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI and its film and software trade counterparts have welcomed the Pakistan government's renewed efforts to contain its severe copyright piracy levels. The IFPI and its film and software trade counterparts have welcomed the Pakistan gove ...

  33. Industry Lauds Pakistan Anti-Piracy Efforts

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Reforms pave way for IP support. The IFPI and its film and software trade counterparts have welcomed the Pakistan government's renewed efforts to contain its severe copyright piracy levels. The London-based labels trade body, together with th ...

  34. House Leaders Want Pirate Nations Challenged

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Point out China and Russia as violators. In two back-to-back hearings May 17, House lawmakers called on the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to go to the mat with pirate nations China and Russia over lax copyright protection and enforcement. Witne ...

  35. Senate Targets Piracy In China, Russia

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Resolution highlights lack of property protection. U.S. Senate leaders today (April 26) introduced a resolution highlighting the lack of adequate intellectual property protections in China and Russia. The resolution asks the Bush administration to ...

  36. EC Launches Copyright, Piracy Survey

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission said April 22 that it has launched a major survey on copyright and piracy among the European Union's trading partners in Eastern Europe, Asia and Latin America. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The European Commiss ...

  37. Dutch Raids Strike Bollywood Pirates

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST A series of raids in the Netherlands has netted more than 140,000 pirated Bollywood CDs and DVDs. A series of raids in the Netherlands has netted more than 140,000 pirated Bollywood CDs and DVDs. The illicit consignment of popular Indian music and ...

  38. Dutch Raids Strike Bollywood Pirates

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST A series of raids in the Netherlands has netted more than 140,000 pirated Bollywood CDs and DVDs. A series of raids in the Netherlands has netted more than 140,000 pirated Bollywood CDs and DVDs. The illicit consignment of popular Indian music and ...

  39. NZ Festivals Draw Record Crowds

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Two leading New Zealand festivals drew record crowds over the weekend. Two New Zealand festivals drew record crowds over the weekend. The March 11-13 World of Music, Arts and Dance festival gathered 30,000 visitors to New Plymouth's Bowl and ...

  40. NZ Festivals Draw Record Crowds

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Two leading New Zealand festivals drew record crowds over the weekend. Two New Zealand festivals drew record crowds over the weekend. The March 11-13 World of Music, Arts and Dance festival gathered 30,000 visitors to New Plymouth's Bowl and ...

  41. Italian Live Music Biz Soars In 2004

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST The revenue generated by live music events in Italy in 2004 grew by 54.1% compared to the previous year, according to new figures. The revenue generated by live music events in Italy in 2004 grew by 54.1% compared to the previous year, according t ...

  42. Italian Live Music Biz Soars In 2004

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST The revenue generated by live music events in Italy in 2004 grew by 54.1% compared to the previous year, according to new figures. The revenue generated by live music events in Italy in 2004 grew by 54.1% compared to the previous year, according t ...

  43. IMMF Postpones Sudan Benefit Concerts

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST The International Music Managers' Forum (IMMF) has postponed a planned series of fundraising concerts for victims of the current crisis in Darfur, western Sudan. The International Music Managers' Forum (IMMF) has postponed a planned seri ...

  44. IMMF Postpones Sudan Benefit Concerts

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST The International Music Managers' Forum (IMMF) has postponed a planned series of fundraising concerts for victims of the current crisis in Darfur, western Sudan. The International Music Managers' Forum (IMMF) has postponed a planned seri ...

  45. Italy's "Jolly Roger" Raids Net 7 Arrests

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Italy's anti-piracy organization FPM has completed the first phase of its year-long "Operation Jolly Roger" investigation. Led by local District Attorney Francesco Soviero and officers with Italy's "F NAPLES, Italy -- Ital ...

  46. Italy's 'Jolly Roger' Raids Net 7 Arrests

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italy's anti-piracy organization FPM has completed the first phase of its year-long "Operation Jolly Roger" investigation. Led by local District Attorney Francesco Soviero and officers with Italy's "F Italy's anti-pir ...

  47. Italy's 'Jolly Roger' Raids Net 7 Arrests

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italy's anti-piracy organization FPM has completed the first phase of its year-long "Operation Jolly Roger" investigation. Led by local District Attorney Francesco Soviero and officers with Italy's "F Italy's anti-pir ...

  48. Universal Names GM In Chile

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ramirez shifts from Brazil post. Gonzalo Ramirez has been named GM of Universal Music Chile. He was marketing director of international product at Universal Music Brazil. Ramirez, a native of Chile, will be based out of Santiago. He will report to ...

  49. Int'l Managers Plan Sudan Benefit Shows

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The International Music Managers' Forum (IMMF) is spearheading a series of charity concerts worldwide to raise funds for the stricken people of Darfur, western Sudan. The International Music Managers' Forum (IMMF) is spearheading a serie ...

  50. Int'l Managers Plan Sudan Benefit Shows

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The International Music Managers' Forum (IMMF) is spearheading a series of charity concerts worldwide to raise funds for the stricken people of Darfur, western Sudan. The International Music Managers' Forum (IMMF) is spearheading a serie ...

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