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  1. MPAA Chairman Chris Dodd Speaks Out Against SOPA Blackout

    January 18, 2012 6:19 AM EST MPAA Chairman Chris Dodd came out swinging Tuesday in the fight over pending Internet anti-piracy legislation calling online web sites and tech companies supporting Wednesday's "Blackout Day" protest "irresponsible" and ca ...

  2. Senate Committee Passes Web Piracy Bill

    November 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST A bill aimed at combating online counterfeiting and digital theft was passed unanimously Thursday by the Senate Judiciary Committee and appears likely to gain approval from the full Senate. The committee's approval of the proposed law -- call ...

  3. MPA, Amprofon Team For Mexico Anti-Piracy Effort

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Motion Picture Assn. and music industry organization Amprofon have joined forces to form a new entity that aims to combat Mexico's rampant piracy. Dubbed the Mexican Film and Music Protection Assn., the anti-piracy watchdog will be workin ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. House Holds Piracy Hearing

    September 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Held Sept. 26. A House education subcommittee held its first-ever hearing today (Sept. 26) to review how well higher education and the entertainment industries are working together to combat piracy. Testifying before members of the Subcommittee on ...

  6. FBI Busts Int'l Piracy Ring

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT members arrested the New York area. Special agents from the FBI arrested today (June 28) 13 members of an international ring of movie thieves in the New York area, the Motion Picture Assn. of America reported. This ring is allegedly responsible ...

  7. EU, U.S. Join Forces To Stamp Out Piracy

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The European Union and the United States joined forces Tuesday (June 20) in a new effort to crack down on the massive growth in piracy and counterfeiting of products. The European Union and the United States joined forces Tuesday (June 20) in a ne ...

  8. EU, U.S. Join Forces To Stamp Out Piracy

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Strategy, task force to be endorsed June 21. The European Union and the United States joined forces Tuesday (June 20) in a new effort to crack down on the massive growth in piracy and counterfeiting of products. EU trade commissioner Peter Mandels ...

  9. Swedish Law Enforcement Shuts Down 'Pirate Bay'

    May 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Officials raided 10 different locations, arrested three. Swedish authorities revealed today (May 31) that they have shut down “The Pirate Bay," one of the world’s largest and most well-known facilitators of online piracy. Since filing a crimi ...

  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. Movie Studios' Suits Hit Download Sites

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Motion picture studios filed a new round of copyright-infringement lawsuits Oct. 13 against a half-dozen Web site operators, alleging that they attempted to fool consumers into thinking the sites were WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- M ...

  12. Indictments In Largest U.S. CD Piracy Raid

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Charged with criminal copyright infringement. A federal grand jury in California indicted three individuals yesterday (Oct. 12) in connection with the largest pirated CD manufacturing raid in U.S. history. Ye Teng Wen and Hao He of Union City, Cal ...

  13. U.S. Agents Taking Piracy Fight Overseas

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Government experts in intellectual property will be sent to Brazil, India, Russia, Thailand and the Middle East to monitor and encourage local anti-piracy efforts, U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutie LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Govern ...

  14. Pisano To Fight Piracy As MPAA's New President

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former Screen Actors' Guild leader and studio veteran Bob Pisano has resurfaced after a six-month hiatus to become president and operations chief of the Motion Picture Assn. of America. LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Former Screen Ac ...

  15. L.A. Man Pleads Guilty To Piracy

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Motion Picture Assn. of America announced a raft of anti-piracy operations including the conviction of a Los Angeles man accused of operating a major Internet piracy site. LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Motion Picture Assn. of Ame ...

  16. First Suspect Indicted Under Camcorder Law

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The first indictment has been handed down under a law enacted this year that makes it a federal crime to camcord a movie. WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The first indictment has been handed down under a law enacted this year that mak ...

  17. MPAA Gives Parents Cyber Tool

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Concerned parents have a new way of checking whether their children are illegally downloading movies. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Concerned parents have a new way of checking whether their children are illegally downloading movies. The Motion Pict ...

  18. GROKSTER COVERAGE: Official Responses

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Trade groups, Congressional leaders and other interested parties offer early responses. Bo Andersen, president of the Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA) "VSDA is gratified that the Supreme Court has cleared the way for those who intent ...

  19. USTR Places 14 Countries On Piracy Priority Watch List

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The nation's top trade negotiator pushed China to do more to prevent copyright piracy and sent a warning to Russia that its behavior toward pirates needs to change, but his efforts fell far short of t WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) ...

  20. Internet2 A Pirate's Cove

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The motion picture studios and music companies launched a new attack on Internet piracy April 13 when they filed hundreds of lawsuits against university students across the country, accusing them of s WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- T ...

  21. MPAA Files More Suits

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Motion Picture Assn. of America filed a third round of lawsuits Feb. 24 aimed at curbing online piracy of films. LOS ANGELES -- The Motion Picture Assn. of America filed a third round of lawsuits Feb. 24 aimed at curbing online piracy of films ...

  22. MPAA Files More Suits

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Oscar-nominated films being traded. The Motion Picture Assn. of America filed a third round of lawsuits today (Feb. 24) aimed at curbing online piracy of films. In a telephone conference today (Feb. 24), John G. Malcolm, MPAA senior VP/director of ...

  23. MPAA Files More Suits

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Oscar-nominated films being traded. The Motion Picture Assn. of America filed a third round of lawsuits today (Feb. 24) aimed at curbing online piracy of films. In a telephone conference today (Feb. 24), John G. Malcolm, MPAA senior VP/director of ...

  24. MPAA Unveils Anti-Piracy Icon

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Motion Picture Assn. of America has introduced an icon for DVD packages as part of its fight against piracy. The Motion Picture Assn. of America has introduced an icon for DVD packages as part of its fight against piracy. Called the "copy ...

  25. MPAA Launches More Suits

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Group offers software to ID infringing files. The major motion picture studios and a group of independent film distributors today (Jan. 26) filed a second round of federal lawsuits against unauthorized P2P users in the United States, according to ...

  26. Supreme Court To Review Grokster Decision

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Supreme Court gave the nod today (Dec. 10) to review the federal appellate court decision that held peer-to-peer network operators Grokster and StreamCast not liable for secondary copyright i The U.S. Supreme Court gave the nod today (Dec ...

  27. MPAA Launches Lawsuits Against P2P Pirates

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST The MPAA today (Nov. 16) began suing people who it alleges are illegally downloading motion pictures off peer-to-peer networks, a tactic the movie industry hopes will protect it from the rampant pirac The MPAA today (Nov. 16) began suing people wh ...

  28. MPAA Launches Lawsuits Against P2P Pirates

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Body sues 200 to 300 individual infringers. The MPAA today (Nov. 16) began suing people who it alleges are illegally downloading motion pictures off peer-to-peer networks, a tactic the movie industry hopes will protect it from the rampant piracy t ...

  29. Movie Studios To Begin Suing File-sharers Nov. 16

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Movie studios will begin filing lawsuits against individual movie file-sharers on Nov. 16, the Motion Picture Assn. of America announced. LOS ANGELES -- Movie studios will begin filing lawsuits against individual movie file-sharers on Nov. 16, the ...

  30. Update: MPAA Lawsuits To Begin Nov. 16

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Motion Picture Assn. of America (MPAA) will begin filing lawsuits against individual movie file-sharers on Nov. 16. The Motion Picture Assn. of America (MPAA) will begin filing lawsuits against individual movie file-sharers on Nov. 16. The civ ...

  31. Update: MPAA Lawsuits To Begin Nov. 16

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Motion Picture Assn. of America (MPAA) will begin filing lawsuits against individual movie file-sharers on Nov. 16. The Motion Picture Assn. of America (MPAA) will begin filing lawsuits against individual movie file-sharers on Nov. 16. The civ ...

  32. Court Nixes RIAA Appeal In Grokster Case

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Grokster and StreamCast, distributors of peer-to-peer file-sharing software, are not contributorily or vicariously liable for copyright infringements by users, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Grokster and StreamCast, distributors of peer-t ...

  33. ClearPlay-Inspired Law Looms

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Legislation to end the dispute between moviemakers and a company that makes a DVD player that edits movies for sexual content, foul language and violence could come in two weeks unless the parties mak WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter)--Legislation t ...

  34. 'Millionaire' Creator Sues Disney

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. creators of the "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" franchise are suing the Walt Disney Co. for allegedly licensing the hit television series to ABC at below-market prices and inflating productio Study: Teens Knowingly Download Musi ...

  35. States Weigh Warning to Peer-To-Peer Networks

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST In what could become an escalation in the war against peer-to-peer networks, the highest ranking law enforcement officers in the individual states are preparing to weigh in on the debate over the popu In what could become an escalation in the war ...

  36. States Weigh Warning to Peer-To-Peer Networks

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST In what could become an escalation in the war against peer-to-peer networks, the highest ranking law enforcement officers in the individual states are preparing to weigh in on the debate over the popu In what could become an escalation in the war ...