Monopoly

  1. Induce Bill Yanked For Revisions

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A markup of major legislation to go after P2P companies that "induce" the public into copyright infringement was pulled last night (Sept. 29) from the Senate Judiciary Committee's vote agenda for toda A markup of major legislation t ...

  2. Biz Hits D.C. To Lobby On Digital Issues

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT More than a dozen music-industry groups will descend on Capitol Hill tomorrow (Sept. 9) to show their support of online music services and the so-called Induce bill. The day of lobbying is being coord More than a dozen music-industry groups will d ...

  3. New Taiwan Laws Tighten Copyright Protection

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New amendments to the Taiwanese copyright legislation give more muscle to the music industry in its fight against online and optical-media piracy and offer greater protection to rights holders. TAIPEI -- New amendments to the Taiwanese copyright l ...

  4. Legal Matters

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Artists can now sell live concert CDs hours after a performance, but copyright law may present stumbling blocks. Read Susan Butler's column. Artists can now sell live concert CDs hours after a performance, but copyright law may present stumbl ...

  5. New Taiwan Laws To Boost Music Biz

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Copyright legislation aims to tackle piracy. Copyright legislation aims to tackle piracy. News ...

  6. New Taiwan Laws To Boost Music Biz

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Taiwan's music industry has welcomed new laws that strengthen the country's fight against online and optical-media piracy. Taiwan's music industry has welcomed new laws that strengthen the country's fight against online and opt ...

  7. New Taiwan Laws To Boost Music Biz

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Taiwan's music industry has welcomed new laws that strengthen the country's fight against online and optical-media piracy. Taiwan's music industry has welcomed new laws that strengthen the country's fight against online and opt ...

  8. NMPA President/CEO Edward Murphy Leaves His Post

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Edward P. Murphy is leaving his post as president/CEO of the National Music Publishers' Assn. - NEW YORK -- A strong advocate for songwriters' and music publishers' rights is retiring from the National Music Publishers' Assn. ( ...

  9. Brit Gov't Gets Tough On Piracy

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The British government has unveiled its national strategy to crack down on piracy. The government's Patent Office is co-ordinating a broad group of brand owners, customs, police and trading standards The British government has unveiled its na ...

  10. Brit Gov't Gets Tough On Piracy

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The British government has unveiled its national strategy to crack down on piracy. The government's Patent Office is co-ordinating a broad group of brand owners, customs, police and trading standards The British government has unveiled its na ...

  11. Industry Lobbies FCC Over Digital Radio

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Groups concerned for copyrights, revenues. Groups concerned for copyrights, revenues. News ...

  12. Anticipate New Technologies When Drafting Copyright Licenses

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With so much money to be made from DVD sales, entertainment companies need to make sure they have secured all the necessary copyrights to release these works in the DVD format. If you long to see your favorite old television shows or movies again, ...

  13. Australian Pirate DJs Sentenced To Fine

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal court judge in Sydney on July 29 ordered five club DJs to pay $140,000 Australian ($98,000) each after they pleaded guilty to copyright infringement. SYDNEY -- A federal court judge in Sydney on July 29 ordered five club DJs to pay $140, ...

  14. Australian DJs To Pay Out In Copyright Case

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A Federal Court judge in Sydney last Friday (July 30) ordered five Sydney club DJs to pay a total of A$140,000 ($98,000) in compensation after they pleaded guilty to copyright infringement. A Federal Court judge in Sydney last Friday (July 30) ord ...

  15. EC To Assess Copyright Extension

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission today (July 19) announced plans to review its copyright laws, including the issue of raising protection for recorded music from the current European level of 50 years. The European Commission today (July 19) announced plans ...

  16. Japan's MPAJ Targeting Copyright Protection Length

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ichiro Asatsuma, the new chairman of the Music Publishers Association of Japan (MPAJ), is targeting an extension in protection-term length on copyright works. Ichiro Asatsuma, the new chairman of the Music Publishers Association of Japan (MPAJ), i ...

  17. Industry Presses EC To Review Recordings' Term Of Protection

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT International trade body the IFPI officially requested the European Commission for an extension of Term of Protection for producers and artists, with the goal of ending the discrepancy between the Uni LONDON -- The music industry's main prior ...

  18. Study: Global Entertainment Biz To Hit $1.67 Trillion In 2008

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The global entertainment and media industries generated revenues of $1.23 trillion in 2003, and that figure is expected to grow to $1.67 trillion by 2008, according to a new study issued by PriceWater Study: Global Entertainment Biz To Hit $1.67 T ...

  19. A Flap Over 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight'

    July 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT African lawyers sue Disney over copyright issue. African lawyers sue Disney over copyright issue. News ...

  20. Dutch Audio Producers Seek Share of Neighboring Rights

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Dutch audio producers' organization Gong has renewed its claim that it should receive fees from neighboring rights from SENA, the local collecting society. Neighboring rights are paid for use of music AMSTERDAM -- Dutch audio producers' ...

  21. Senate OKs PIRATE, ART Acts

    June 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Senate today (June 25) passed two important pieces of anti-piracy legislation that will help federal prosecutors bring copyright-infringement lawsuits that carry both civil and criminal penalties. The Senate today (June 25) passed two importan ...

  22. Italy Mulls Modifying Tough New Anti-Piracy Law

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Italian government has suggested that it could radically modify the Decreto Urbani (Urbani Decree) on copyright and file-sharing one week after it was placed on the statute books (ELW, May 31). MILAN -- The Italian government has suggested tha ...

  23. Italy Enacts Tough New Copyright Laws

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The enactment of Italy's "Decreto Urbani" (Urbani decree) on copyright was greeted by a hackers' revolt on May 24. The decree, named after its sponsor, culture minister Giuliano Urbani, imposes stiff MILAN -- The enactment of I ...

  24. ClearPlay Hearing In D.C. This Week

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The House Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property has scheduled a hearing Thursday (May 20) to examine the so-called moral rights issues in a legal dispute between the motion pi WASHINGTON--The House Subcommittee on Courts, ...

  25. Taiwan Wants Off USTR's Priority Watch List

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Country could get wish with out-of-cycle review. Government officials in Taiwan are upset that the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has not taken the country off its Priority Watch List, which identifies nations with major copyright-infringement i ...

  26. Internet Music Copyright Rules Worry EU

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Commission fears online monopolies. Commission fears online monopolies. News ...

  27. Internet Music Copyright Rules Worry EU

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission has warned societies which collect royalties on behalf of musicians that they may be breaking competition rules by extending their national monopolies into the world of the Int The European Commission has warned societies w ...

  28. EU Urged To Pressure Russia On IP

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT International trade body the IFPI is urging European Commission president Romano Prodi to press the Russian government to take action on intellectual property issues. LONDON--International trade body the IFPI is urging European Commission presiden ...

  29. EU Backs Standardized Copyright Laws

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission is advocating a new law on collecting copyright fees. The EC confirmed today (April 19) that it has launched a consultation exercise to determine the effects of standardizing E The European Commission is advocating a new la ...

  30. Promoter's Case Vs. Clear Channel To Go Forward

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Judge finds evidence of monopoly attempt. Judge finds evidence of monopoly attempt. News ...

  31. NZ Lawyer Blasts Copyright Proposals

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A leading local intellectual property lawyer says controversial new changes planned for New Zealand copyright laws could breach the country's international obligations. AUCKLAND, New Zealand-A leading local intellectual property lawyer says c ...

  32. ASCAP Signs On To FastTrack Alliance

    March 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Digital database expands to 20 million copyrights. Digital database expands to 20 million copyrights. News ...

  33. Bill Allows For Civil Copyright-Infringement Cases

    March 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST In what is seen as a major move forward for the recording industry's fight against online piracy, two Senate lawmakers today (March 25) introduced legislation that would allow the Department of Justic In what is seen as a major move forward f ...

  34. NZ Industry Objects To CD Copying Plan

    March 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Record Industry Assn. of New Zealand (RIANZ) is objecting to government plans to change the country's Copyright Law. The disputed changes would allow consumers to duplicate audio files for persona The Record Industry Assn. of New Zealand ...

  35. British Counterfeiter Jailed

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST A court in Leicester, England has sentenced a local man to jail after finding him guilty of managing a commercial counterfeiting operation from home. A court in Leicester, England has sentenced a local man to jail after finding him guilty of manag ...

  36. House Passes Intellectual Property Bills

    March 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Copyright, Patent bills now head to Senate. Copyright, Patent bills now head to Senate. News ...

  37. Intellectual Property Protection Restoration Act

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Amends copyright and patent laws to restore federal remedies for infringements of intellectual property by state entities. http://www.vnuemedia.com/digitalmall/store/product_view.jsp?product_id=16504&category_name=Entertainment News ...

  38. Piracy Deterrence and Education Act

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bill to educate the public about application of Internet copyright laws. http://www.vnuemedia.com/digitalmall/store/product_view.jsp?product_id=16506&category_name=Entertainment News ...

  39. The Author, Consumer and Computer Owner Protection and Security Act

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bill to encourage the development and distribution of creative works by enhancing domestic and international enforcement of copyright laws. http://www.vnuemedia.com/digitalmall/store/product_view.jsp?product_id=16510&category_name=Entertainmen ...

  40. Enhancing Federal Obscenity Reporting and Copyright Enforcement Act

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST A bill to enhance Internet copyright enforcement. http://www.vnuemedia.com/digitalmall/store/product_view.jsp?product_id=16498&category_name=Entertainment News ...

  41. GESAC Urges U.S. to Change Copyright Law

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST GESAC, the European group of societies of authors and composers, has renewed its plea for the U.S. to modify its Copyright Act to compel bars, restaurants and shops to pay royalties for the public per CANNES, France--GESAC, the European group of s ...

  42. Real Slaps MS With Lawsuit

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST RealNetworks has filed a $1 billion anti-trust action against Microsoft Corp., charging that the technology giant is attempting to monopolize the digital media space. In a suit filed yesterday in fede RealNetworks has filed a $1 billion anti-trust ...

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