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  1. Electronics Execs Seek Reform On EU Copyright Tax

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Top electronics firms have asked the European Commission to discuss why the European Union executive body abruptly delayed reform of an "excessive and unjustified" copyright tax after lobbying by France. In December the commission delaye ...

  2. Vivendi Universal Buys Out Matsushita

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group parent Vivendi Universal today (Feb. 2) said that it will acquire from Matsushita the 7.66% share it owns of Universal Studios Holding I Corp. The deal is valued at $1.154 billio Universal Music Group parent Vivendi Universal ...

  3. Vivendi Universal Buys Out Matsushita

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group parent Vivendi Universal today (Feb. 2) said that it will acquire from Matsushita the 7.66% share it owns of Universal Studios Holding I Corp. The deal is valued at $1.154 billio Universal Music Group parent Vivendi Universal ...

  4. Japan's Nifty Enters Digital Music Biz

    November 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Leading Japanese Internet service provider Nifty has launched an online music distribution service. Dubbed Moocs, the service began operating Oct. 31. Some 150,000 domestic tracks are available via th Leading Japanese Internet service provider Nif ...

  5. Japan's Nifty Enters Digital Music Biz

    November 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Leading Japanese Internet service provider Nifty has launched an online music distribution service. Dubbed Moocs, the service began operating Oct. 31. Some 150,000 domestic tracks are available via th Leading Japanese Internet service provider Nif ...

  6. DVD Format War Looms

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Chances looked slim that consumers will be spared a DVD format war, as the backers of one standard said Sept. 2 there was no common ground for a unified format and it was on track for a market launch BERLIN (Reuters) -- Chances looked slim that co ...

  7. EC Hears Complaints From DVD Makers

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Independent makers of pre-recorded DVDs have told the European Commission that a coterie of big companies use patents to choke their income, violating European Union law. BRUSSELS (Reuters) -- Independent makers of pre-recorded DVDs have told the ...

  8. Panasonic Ramps Up Digital Music Presence

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Panasonic, the consumer-brand division of Japanese electronics goods maker Matsushita, today (July 28) launched an online digital music Web site that it hopes will also drive sales of its new MP3 play Panasonic, the consumer-brand division of Japa ...

  9. Panasonic Ramps Up Digital Music Presence

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Panasonic, the consumer-brand division of Japanese electronics goods maker Matsushita, today (July 28) launched an online digital music Web site that it hopes will also drive sales of its new MP3 play Panasonic, the consumer-brand division of Japa ...

  10. More Electronics Firms Join Debate To End DVD War

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT More electronics companies have joined talks between Japan's Sony Corp. and Toshiba Corp. to develop a common format for next-generation DVDs and end a fierce battle, industry sources said on April 22 AMSTERDAM (Reuters) -- More electronics c ...

  11. Sonopress Joins Blu-ray Disc Assn.

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Bertelsmann-owned disc replicator Sonopress has been named a contributing member of the Blu-ray Disc Assn. The BDA is responsible for establishing format standards as well as development and promotion Bertelsmann-owned disc replicator Sonopress ha ...

  12. JVC Jumps On Blu-Ray Bandwagon

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT JVC has become the 14th manufacturer to join the Blu-ray Disc Assn. (BDA), the group that is developing the high-definition Blu-ray DVD format. JVC has become the 14th manufacturer to join the Blu-ray Disc Assn. (BDA), the group that is developing ...

  13. Fox Gets On Board With Blu-Ray

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Twentieth Century Fox has joined the Blu-ray Disc Founders Group. Fox becomes the first major studio to collaborate on the high-definition home-video format outside of Sony Pictures, whose sister comp Twentieth Century Fox has joined the Blu-ray D ...

  14. Blu-Ray Catches Fox Support

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Film studio 20th Century Fox today (Oct. 4) announced it has joined an international industry association backing the next-generation Blu-ray Disc DVD format. Film studio 20th Century Fox today (Oct. 4) announced it has joined an international ind ...

  15. Blu-Ray Catches Fox Support

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Film studio 20th Century Fox today (Oct. 4) announced it has joined an international industry association backing the next-generation Blu-ray Disc DVD format. Film studio 20th Century Fox today (Oct. 4) announced it has joined an international ind ...

  16. Blu-ray Disc Group Expanding Promotion Efforts

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp., Matsushita, Samsung and 10 other technology firms have created a new organization to promote the next-generation Blu-ray optical disc format, according to an industry group representing th Sony Corp., Matsushita, Samsung and 10 other t ...

  17. Blu-ray Disc Group Expanding Promotion Efforts

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp., Matsushita, Samsung and 10 other technology firms have created a new organization to promote the next-generation Blu-ray optical disc format, according to an industry group representing th Sony Corp., Matsushita, Samsung and 10 other t ...