Monopoly

  1. Canadian Copyright Act Revisions Introduced

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Canadian Heritage Minister Liza Frulla and Industry Minister David Emerson introduced long-awaited revisions to Canada's Copyright Act in the House of Commons June 20 before parliament broke for summe TORONTO -- Canadian Heritage Minister Liz ...

  2. Revisions Introduced To Canada's Copyright Act

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Canadian Heritage Minister Liza Frulla and Industry Minister David Emerson introduced long-awaited revisions to Canada's Copyright Act in the House of Commons today (June 20) before parliament breaks Canadian Heritage Minister Liza Frulla and ...

  3. German Pub Group Re-Elects Sikorski Pres

    June 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Members of Germany's Music Publishers Assn. yesterday (June 17) re-elected Dagmar Sikorski as the trade group's president for a three-year term. Members of Germany's Music Publishers Assn. yesterday (June 17) re-elected Dagmar Sikor ...

  4. The Publisher's Place

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For each copyrighted work, making a copy, performing to the public and distributing a copy all trigger a right and a revenue source for creators. It can be a daunting task for podcasters to follow the For each copyrighted work, making a copy, perf ...

  5. U.S. Delivers Blunt Message On Piracy

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The United States has told Russia and China that they must step up enforcement against rampant piracy of intellectual property -- or face serious trade penalties. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The United States has told Russia and China that they must step ...

  6. U.S. Delivers Blunt Message On Piracy

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Targets Russia, China. The United States has told Russia and China that they must step up enforcement against rampant piracy of intellectual property -- or face serious trade penalties. The mounting frustration over the $4 billion in annual losses ...

  7. Sweden Introduces Downloading Ban

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Sweden's parliament, the Riksdag, passed an amendment May 25 to bring Swedish copyright law in line with the European Union's 2001 Copyright Directive. STOCKHOLM -- As expected, Sweden's parliament, the Riksdag, passed ...

  8. Sweden Introduces Downloading Ban

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Sweden's parliament, the Riksdag, passed an amendment Wednesday (May 25) to bring Swedish copyright law in line with the European Union's 2001 Copyright Directive. As expected, Sweden's parliament, the Riksdag, passed a ...

  9. Sweden Introduces Downloading Ban

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Sweden's parliament, the Riksdag, passed an amendment Wednesday (May 25) to bring Swedish copyright law in line with the European Union's 2001 Copyright Directive. As expected, Sweden's parliament, the Riksdag, passed a ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 'Fair Use' Bill Draws Ire Of Rights Holders

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Some of the most important copyright holders, including the motion picture studios, sports leagues and the entertainment unions, are urging lawmakers to oppose legislation that would scale back intell WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- S ...

  14. 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) ...

  15. Bush Signs Family Ent. And Copyright Act

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT It’s now against the law -- with civil penalty remedies -- to distribute pre-release recordings. President Bush signed the Family Entertainment and Copyright Act into law yesterday (April 27). Congr It’s now against the law -- with civil penalty r ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. IFPI Appoints Global Legal Policy Chief

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry has appointed intellectual property policy expert Shira Perlmutter to the newly created position of executive VP, global legal policy. She rep The International Federation of the Phonograph ...

  18. IFPI Appoints Global Legal Chief

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Perlmutter joins from Time Warner. The IFPI has appointed intellectual property policy expert Shira Perlmutter to the newly created position of executive VP, global legal policy. She reports to IFPI chairman/CEO John Kennedy and will oversee the L ...

  19. IFPI Appoints Global Legal Chief

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Perlmutter joins from Time Warner. The IFPI has appointed intellectual property policy expert Shira Perlmutter to the newly created position of executive VP, global legal policy. She reports to IFPI chairman/CEO John Kennedy and will oversee the L ...

  20. EC Gets Tough On Copyright Directive

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST The European Commission on March 21 launched infringement proceedings against Belgium, Finland and Sweden for failing to implement copyright laws. BRUSSELS -- The European Commission on March 21 launched infringement proceedings against Belgium, F ...

  21. Canada Closer To Updating Copyright Act

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST WIPO treaty ratification expected. The Canadian government is moving forward with plans to introduce legislation to modernize the country's Copyright Act. A bill is expected to be introduced to Parliament this spring. A statement from Industr ...

  22. Japanese Labels Accused Of Trade Violations

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Regulator claims monopolization of ringtunes. Regulator claims monopolization of ringtunes. News ...

  23. EC Gets Tough On C'right Directive

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST The European Commission today (March 21) launched infringement proceedings against Belgium, Finland and Sweden for failing to implement copyright laws. The European Commission today (March 21) launched infringement proceedings against Belgium, Fin ...

  24. EC Gets Tough On C'right Directive

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST The European Commission today (March 21) launched infringement proceedings against Belgium, Finland and Sweden for failing to implement copyright laws. The European Commission today (March 21) launched infringement proceedings against Belgium, Fin ...

  25. Germany Joins Call For Longer Euro Copyright Term

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The German music industry has added its voice to the call for an extension to Europe's copyright term on sound recordings. BERLIN -- The German music industry has added its voice to the call for an extension to Europe's copyright term on ...

  26. Germany Joins Call For Longer Euro Copyright Term

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST The German music industry has added its voice to the call for an extension to Europe's copyright term on recordings. The German music industry has added its voice to the call for an extension to Europe's copyright term on recordings. Ger ...

  27. Germany Joins Call For Longer Euro Copyright Term

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST The German music industry has added its voice to the call for an extension to Europe's copyright term on recordings. The German music industry has added its voice to the call for an extension to Europe's copyright term on recordings. Ger ...

  28. Sony/ATV To Administer KMG Catalog

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Worldwide deal includes more than 2,000 copyrights. Worldwide deal includes more than 2,000 copyrights. News ...

  29. Behind the Deal: Law Students Win Grammy Foundation Scholarships

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Grammy Foundation's seventh annual Entertainment Law Initiative (ELI) luncheon and scholarship presentation was held on Feb. 11 in Beverly Hills, Calif. Gathering at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Ho The Grammy Foundation's seventh annu ...

  30. Gov't, College Users Cited In MP3s4free Case

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Computer users at U.S. and Australian government agencies and universities were among the visitors to MP3s4free.net, which is at the center of an Australian court case on music copyright infringement, SYDNEY -- Computer users at U.S. and Australia ...

  31. Gov't, College Users Cited In MP3s4free Case

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Computer users at U.S. and Australian government agencies and universities were among the visitors to MP3s4free.net, which is at the center of an Australian court case on music copyright infringement, Computer users at U.S. and Australian governme ...

  32. Gov't, College Users Cited In MP3s4free Case

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Computer users at U.S. and Australian government agencies and universities were among the visitors to MP3s4free.net, which is at the center of an Australian court case on music copyright infringement, Computer users at U.S. and Australian governme ...

  33. Gov't, College Users Cited In MP3s4free Case

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Computer users at U.S. and Australian government agencies and universities were among the visitors to MP3s4free.net, which is at the center of an Australian court case on music copyright infringement, Computer users at U.S. and Australian governme ...

  34. Nicoli Asks U.K. Gov't To Champion IP Industries

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST EMI chief calls for protection on int'l level. EMI Group chairman Eric Nicoli is urging British policymakers to put the creative industries "at the center of the government agenda" and take the lead in defending their rights at an i ...

  35. Nicoli Asks U.K. Gov't To Champion IP Industries

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST EMI Group chairman Eric Nicoli is urging British policymakers to put the creative industries "at the center of the government agenda" and take the lead in defending their rights at an international le EMI Group chairman Eric Nicoli is ur ...

  36. Behind the Deal: The State of the Music Industry - An Interview with Michael Sukin

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST As 2004 came to a close, <I>Billboard</I> sat down with a dozen lawyers to discuss the state of the music industry. Their work in connection with the industry varies. For example, Attorney General Joh As 2004 came to a close, Billboard ...

  37. USTR Removes Taiwan's Priority Watch Status

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Trade Representative has downgraded Taiwan's Special 301 status citing improvements in the country's intellectual property rights legislation and enforcement. The USTR has moved Taiwan from P TAIPEI -- The U.S. Trade Representat ...

  38. USTR Removes Taiwan's Priority Watch Status

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Trade Representative has downgraded Taiwan's Special 301 status citing improvements in the country's intellectual property rights legislation and enforcement. The USTR has moved Taiwan from P The U.S. Trade Representative has do ...

  39. USTR Removes Taiwan's Priority Watch Status

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Trade Representative has downgraded Taiwan's Special 301 status citing improvements in the country's intellectual property rights legislation and enforcement. The USTR has moved Taiwan from P The U.S. Trade Representative has do ...

  40. Legal Matters

    January 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Although copyright issues remain top of mind, industry lawyers are optimistic about business in 2005. Read Susan Butler's column. Although copyright issues remain top of mind, industry lawyers are optimistic about business in 2005. Read Susan ...

  41. Sony/ATV To Administer KMG Catalog

    January 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Deal includes 2,000 country/pop copyrights. Deal includes 2,000 country/pop copyrights. News ...

  42. French Court Prohibits Exchanging Physical Copies Of Movies

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Two French individuals have received two-month suspended sentences and fines of &#8364;20,000 ($26,492) for exchanging physical copies of films. PARIS -- Two French individuals have received two-month suspended sentences and fines of €20,000 ( ...

  43. Brit Schools To Address Music Copyright

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST British Music Rights, the lobbying body for U.K. authors and publishers, today (Nov. 30) unveiled an educational campaign in which secondary schools will teach lessons on music copyright. British Music Rights, the lobbying body for U.K. authors an ...

  44. Behind the Deal: A Clearance Checklist

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST It may seem obvious that anyone who requests permission to use a composition or master recording for some purpose would know what to include in the letter asking for a license. However, representative It may seem obvious that anyone who requests p ...

  45. Proposed Israeli Bill Updates Copyright Act

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST A new copyright amendment is under consideration in Israel, but response from the country's music industry is lukewarm. TEL AVIV, Israel -- A new copyright amendment is under consideration in Israel, but response from the country's music ...

  46. Studio Monitor

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The International Music Software Trade Assn. has formed to promote respect for software intellectual property. Read Christopher Walsh's column. The International Music Software Trade Assn. has formed to promote respect for software intellectu ...

  47. Behind the Deal: DOJ's Intellectual Property Task Force Report

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As the music industry continues its legal challenges to unauthorized file sharing, the Department of Justice is shoring up its efforts to protect intellectual property. As the music industry continues its legal challenges to unauthorized file shar ...

  48. Legal Matters

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Department of Justice's Task Force on Intellectual Property Report recommends tougher crackdowns on IP violators. Read Susan Butler's column. The Department of Justice's Task Force on Intellectual Property Report recommends toug ...

  49. Behind the Deal: Drafting the Anti-Bootlegging Law

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The federal anti-bootlegging law, which makes the unauthorized recording, transmission and distribution of live musical performances a crime, was struck down Sept. 24 by a District Court in New York. The federal anti-bootlegging law, which makes t ...

  50. Induce Bill Yanked For Revisions

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A markup of major legislation to go after peer-to-peer companies that "induce" the public into copyright infringement was pulled Sept. 29 from the Senate Judiciary Committee's vote agenda. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A markup of major legis ...

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