Judiciary Committee

  1. Congressman Calls For ClearPlay Settlement

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A powerful House committee chairman is pressing for a settlement between the Directors Guild of America and ClearPlay. WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter)--A powerful House committee chairman is pressing for a settlement between the Directors Guild of ...

  2. House Hearing To Discuss Fair-Use Bill

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT There'll be little neutral ground at a House panel hearing Wednesday (May 12) to discuss a bill that would broaden consumer fair-use rights. There'll be little neutral ground at a House panel hearing Wednesday (May 12) to discuss a bill ...

  3. Producer Says He Was Forced To Inflate Film Budgets

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Film producer Elie Samaha says he was blackmailed into carrying out the budget-padding scheme that ultimately cost Intertainment Licensing more than $100 million. <br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> Harvard, Berkle ...

  4. Feds Join ClearPlay Fray

    April 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A House committee chairman is pressuring for a settlement between the Directors Guild Association (DGA) and ClearPlay, the company that offers technology that allows DVD players to skip over violence, A House committee chairman is pressuring for a ...

  5. Feds Join ClearPlay Fray

    April 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A House committee chairman is pressuring for a settlement between the Directors Guild Association (DGA) and ClearPlay, the company that offers technology that allows DVD players to skip over violence, A House committee chairman is pressuring for a ...

  6. Senate Committee Passes Piracy Bills

    April 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved two major intellectual property piracy bills today (April 29). Both will soon be scheduled for votes on the Senate floor. The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved two major intellectua ...

  7. Hatch Lauds Outgoing BMI Head Preston

    April 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has joined the chorus in praise of BMI chairman/CEO Frances Preston. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has joined the chorus in prais ...

  8. Hearing Set To Mull Satellite Retransmission Bill

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rep. Fred Upton has scheduled an April 10 hearing to discuss the Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act. WASHINGTON--Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., has scheduled an April 10 hearing to discuss the Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act. Upton, who is cha ...

  9. Indecency Fines Set To Escalate

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WASHINGTON--Word on the Hill is that indecency fines are set to shoot through the roof soon. With public grousing and election-year politicking guiding Federal Communications Commission thinking, the Immediatek To Buy DiscLive Clear Channel Trial ...

  10. Amendments To Filesharing Bill On Horizon

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Expect some unhappy House lawmakers to offer amendments to the pending H.R. 4077 when it comes before the full Judiciary Committee after the Easter recess. WASHINGTON--Expect some unhappy House lawmakers to offer amendments to the pending H.R. 407 ...

  11. Recouping E-Royalties Made Easier

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT LOS ANGELES--Thanks to a simplified application process, producers are having an easier time recouping their share of webcasting and satellite transmission royalties of their recordings. <br clear="no NLRB Dismisses 'Virtual Music ...

  12. House Ready To Pass CARP Replacement

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Copyright and Distribution Reform Act, which replaces the much-criticized Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel (CARP), has been placed on the House suspension calendar for expected voice-vote passa The Copyright and Distribution Reform Act, whi ...

  13. Senators Hatch, Leahy Link For Anti-Piracy Ad

    February 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), ranking Democratic member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, have joined together for an anti- Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), chairman of the ...

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