International trade

  1. A2IM Using Federal Grant To Expand Trade Missions, Bolster Indie Music

    August 31, 2012 5:12 PM EDT A2IM went to Washington, D.C.'s U.S. Trade Information Center at the Ronald Reagan Building to pick up the award certificate for the MDCP funding. From left: Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Manufacturing and Services Maureen Smith, who ...

  2. The End of German Discos? New GEMA Tariffs Ignite Nightclub Protests

    June 26, 2012 8:46 AM EDT A note on Berlin's Berghain nightclub's website against GEMA's new fees encourages supporters to sign a petition. BERLIN - More than 2,000 German discotheque owners are protesting against a new tariff structure implemented by the Ge ...

  3. Baidu, Chinese Search Engine, Removed From USTR's 'Notorious Markets' List

    December 21, 2011 1:25 PM EST The once-maligned Chinese search engine Baidu has gone legit, at least according to the Office of the United States' Trade Representative. Earlier this year, the Chinese search engine had made strides towards legitimizing its business, beginn ...

  4. Rick Riccoboo Responds to Jim Griffin's Call for WIPO to Create International Music Registry: Guest Post

    July 01, 2011 8:00 AM EDT ( Rick Riccobono is an International Rights Licensing Consultant at the U.K.'s New Media Law .) An Open Letter in Response to Jim Griffin's Comments Regarding WIPO's International Music Registry It was with mixed feelings that I rec ...

  5. U.S.-China Copyright Conflict Heading Towards Possible Trade Sanctions

    April 19, 2011 2:12 PM EDT China and the United States started the clock on a new stage of their trade dispute over films, books and music on Tuesday, a signal Washington will go ahead with a threat to seek retaliation rights. The battle, one of a series between the world&# ...

  6. China To Appeal WTO Ruling

    August 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT China will appeal a World Trade Organization ruling that orders an end to state control of movie, book and music imports. "We are actively preparing the documents to appeal," Ministry of Commerce spokesman Yao Jian said Monday (Aug. 17) ...

  7. China Might Appeal WTO Ruling

    August 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT China said Thursday it might appeal a World Trade Organization ruling that told Beijing to ease restrictions on imported movies, music and books in its latest trade dispute with Washington. The Commerce Ministry insisted Beijing does not hamper im ...

  8. French Music Exports Drop

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST Export sales of music produced in France dropped 5% in 2007, to 26.1 million units, according to French export office Bureau Export. But with the French physical domestic market dropping 18.5% in 2007, according to research company GfK, export sal ...

  9. Unreleased Classical Catalogs To Get U.S. Push

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Alliance Import Services, a division of Alliance Entertainment LLC will serve as exclusive U.S. Distributor for about 1,500 titles from the classical music catalogs of Deutsche Grammophon, Phillips and Decca, all part of the Decca Label Group. The ...

  10. USTR Issues IP Watch Report

    April 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Trade Representative today released its report on the adequacy and effectiveness of intellectual property rights protection by the country's trading partners. The Special 301 Report, issued annually, is a policy tool for focusing on ...

  11. EMI Wins WIPO Domain-Name Case

    November 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST EMI Group has won a "cyber-squatting" case filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization. EMI entered a complaint with the Geneva-based patents and intellectual property authority on Aug. 14, disputing the Web site emi-musicgro ...

  12. Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Pact Unveiled On Capitol Hill

    October 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab today unveiled an initiative for the United States and some of its key trading partners to negotiate what is being called an Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). During a press conference held on Capit ...

  13. WIPO Organizes IP Conference

    October 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The World Intellectual Property Organization's (WIPO) is hosting an international conference on intellectual property and the creative industries Oct. 29 and 30 at its Geneva headquarters. The confab , which is open to the public, will gather ...

  14. Dire Straits Win WIPO Domain-Name Case

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The World Intellectual Property Organization has ruled in favor of Dire Straits in a "cyber-squatting" case. The U.K. rock band filed a complaint with the Geneva-based patents and intellectual property authority May 28 over a disputed do ...

  15. China, Russia Top USTR Piracy List

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Trade Representative's office released its annual Special 301 report today, which targets countries that are failing to meet certain standards for intellectual property rights (IPR) protection. Joining China and Russia on the priorit ...

  16. Source: Japan To File IPR Complaint Against China

    April 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Japanese government will soon file a complaint with the World Trade Organization concerning China's allegedly insufficient protection of copyright and intellectual-property rights, a well-placed Japanese entertainment-industry source tell ...

  17. U.S. Filing WTO Actions Against China

    April 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The United States is filing actions against China with the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva tomorrow. The claims charge that China, a member of the WTO, has failed to comply with agreed rules to protect intellectual property rights (IPR) a ...

  18. MySpace Wins Cyber-Squatting Case

    March 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The World Intellectual Property Organization has ruled in favor of MySpace in a cyber-squatting case. The social networking service originally filed a complaint with the Geneva-based patents and IP authority last December over a disputed domain na ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. Gov't, Biz Urged To Unite On Piracy Battle

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST NBC Universal chairman and CEO Bob Wright has called on governments and businesses to join forces in a rigorous alliance to combat piracy and counterfeiting. Wright appealed to broadband providers, Internet auction sites, financial intermediaries ...

  21. Thailand's King To Receive WIPO Award

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej will be the recipient of the World Intellectual Property Organization's (WIPO) Global Leaders Award in recognition of his contribution to intellectual property as an inventor and active proponent of int ...

  22. Industry Leaders Gather In Geneva For Piracy Meeting

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST NBC Universal head Bob Wright is among dozens of CEOs and ministers in Geneva Tuesday (Jan. 30) for a major two-day meeting aimed at stamping out piracy and counterfeiting. The gathering, under the Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and P ...

  23. UMG May Push Apple For Royalty Deal

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Next round of negotiations set for early 2007. Next round of negotiations set for early 2007. News ...

  24. U.S., Russian Gov'ts Sign Bilateral Pact

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pact sealed Nov. 19. Russian promises to beef up intellectual property protection are part of the bilateral market access agreement signed yesterday (Nov. 19) by the United States and Russian governments. The agreement takes Russia, the largest pi ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. EC Dumps Probe In DVD Import Levies

    October 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Investigation into China, HK, Taiwan closed. The European Commission today (Oct. 24) dropped plans to slap import levies on imports of blank DVDs from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, after deciding that any such duties would provide little succour fo ...

  29. EU Throws Out Anti-Dumping Measures For Blank CDs

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Investigation closed on Chinese, Malaysian CDS. The European Union today (Oct. 23) dropped its threat to slap import tariffs on blank compact discs from China and Malaysia. EU countries gave their backing to a proposal to close the investigation i ...

  30. EC Slams China Over Rampant Piracy

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

  31. EC Slams China Over Rampant Piracy

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission Thursday (Oct. 5) threatened to take China to the World Trade Organization if it failed to staunch the flow of counterfeit goods into Europe. The European Commission Thursday (Oct. 5) threatened to take China to the World T ...

  32. EC Slams China Over Rampant Piracy

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission Thursday (Oct. 5) threatened to take China to the World Trade Organization if it failed to staunch the flow of counterfeit goods into Europe. The European Commission Thursday (Oct. 5) threatened to take China to the World T ...

  33. U.S. Releases Annual IP Rights Report

    April 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT China, Russia featured prominently. The U.S. Trade Representative's office released its annual report today (April 28) on the adequacy and effectiveness of intellectual-property rights (IPR) protection. China and Russia are among 13 countries ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. U.K. Album Sales Slip In 2005

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Market shows gains in digital, domestic acts. Market shows gains in digital, domestic acts. News ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. EU Launches Probe Into CD-R 'Dumping'

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT European Union authorities opened an investigation yesterday (Aug. 8) into whether cheap recordable CD imports from China, Malaysia and Hong Kong are being unfairly “dumped” on the European market European Union authorities opened an investigation ...

  41. EU Launches Probe Into CD-R 'Dumping'

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT European Union authorities opened an investigation yesterday (Aug. 8) into whether cheap recordable CD imports from China, Malaysia and Hong Kong are being unfairly “dumped” on the European market European Union authorities opened an investigation ...

  42. EU Probes Sale Of Cheap DVDs From Taiwan

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT European Union authorities Aug. 5 opened an investigation into whether cheap Chinese recordable DVD imports are being unfairly dumped on the European market. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- European Union authorities Aug. 5 opened an investig ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. 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&# ...

  45. Report: Online Biz Models Need Rethink

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Governments and businesses have yet to adapt to the growth in online music, a leading think-tank warned today (June 13). Governments and businesses have yet to adapt to the growth in online music, a leading think-tank warned today (June 13). The P ...

  46. Copyright Violations Put Crimp On Hong Kong Biz

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Film industry leaders here are charging that failure by the government to enforce intellectual property legislation that would halt imports of audiovisual products into Hong Kong before the end of an HONG KONG (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Film indu ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. Senate Targets Piracy In China, Russia

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.S. Senate leaders on April 26 introduced a resolution highlighting the lack of adequate intellectual property protections in China and Russia. The resolution asks the Bush administration to more for WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senate leaders on Apr ...

  50. 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 ...

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