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  1. Twitter 140: Page 11

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  2. New Report Emphasizes Importance of Copyright Industries to U.S. Economy

    November 03, 2011 11:00 AM EDT The U.S. copyright industries, including music, television, film, book, radio, and newspaper and magazine industries employed more than 10.6 million workers and contributed more than $1.6 trillion, to the U.S. economy in 2010, or 11.1% of GDP, acc ...

  3. Study: Copyrights Account For $889 Billion In 'Value Added'

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In 2007, the U.S. core copyright industries combined accounted for $889.13 billion in "value added," or 6.44%, to the $13.81 trillion in gross domestic product, according to a study prepared by Stephen E. Siwek of Economics Inc. for the ...

  4. Majors Welcome P2P Win, But $1.92M Award Could Make For Bad PR

    June 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The recording industry secured a resounding victory when a Minnesota jury awarded the four major labels $1.92 million in damages after unanimously finding that Jammie Thomas-Rasset had willfully infringed on their copyrights by downloading and sha ...

  5. BPI Angry At U.K. Minister's File-Sharing Stance

    January 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST British recorded music body, the BPI, has reacted angrily to reported comments from a U.K. minister about the government's approach to involving Internet service providers (ISPs) in the prevention of music piracy. In an interview with the Tim ...

  6. Israelite Confirms Royalty Rates Breakthroughs

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The publishers, record labels and digital music providers have hammered out a settlement on two of the five royalty rates currently scheduled to be set this October by the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board (CRB), according to National Music Publishers& ...

  7. Movie Studios Win $110 Million Judgment

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Major motion picture studios have been awarded $110 million judgment against TorrentSpy operator Valence Media today in Los Angeles for infringing rights in movies and television programs. The federal District Court late last year entered a defaul ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. RIAA's 10th Wave of Letters Hits Colleges

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST The RIAA has sent another wave of pre-litigation settlement letters on behalf of major labels to college administrators in connection with illegal music files shared over the university computer networks. The 417 letters went to 16 universities. A ...

  10. Malaysia Honors Anti-Piracy Canines

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Labradors Lucky and Flo became the first four-legged recipients of commendation medals conferred by the Malaysian government for outstanding service. The medals were conferred for five months of exception sniffing services for Malaysian anti-pirac ...

  11. Congress Cranks Up Campus Piracy Inquiry

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Five Congressional leaders yesterday sent letters and surveys to the 20 universities with the highest number of copyright infringement notices for illegal downloading. If the responses show that the universities are not doing enough to prevent pir ...

  12. Brazil's Anti-Piracy Groups Merge

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The music and film industries in Brazil are combining their anti-piracy efforts. The music industry's APDIF and the film industry's ADEPI have formed the Associacao Antipirateria Cinema and Musica (APCM). "Seeking strategic partners ...

  13. Politician Eyes Taxpayer Money For Piracy War

    March 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The record labels' attempt to curb music piracy on campuses nationwide picked up support this week when a Florida congressman introduced legislation that would allow colleges to use federal funds to reduce student piracy. Rep. Rick Keller, R- ...

  14. EU Sets Aside China Piracy Funds

    January 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST The European Union has unveiled a €37.2 million ($48 million) grant to help China stamp out piracy, as the two sides kicked off negotiations on a trade agreement that is intended to boost copyright protection. The EU grant -- confirmed today (Jan. ...

  15. MPA Honors Top Copyright Enforcer

    December 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Motion Picture Assn. named Philippines Optical Media Board chairman and actor Eduardo Manzano the top Asia-Pacific Copyright Enforcer at the CineAsia film industry trade show yesterday (Dec. 7) in Beijing. "One of the MPA's closest a ...

  16. IFPI Applauds U.K. Internet Safety Program

    October 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI today (Oct. 10) welcomed the launch in Britain of an Internet safety campaign directed at helping parents better support their children's safe endeavors in cyberspace. The IFPI today (Oct. 10) welcomed the launch in Britain of an Int ...

  17. Billboard Q&A: Former Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Just last month, now former Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla., was honored--along with Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and artist Kelly Clarkson--at the Recording Academy's Grammys on the Hill event. The honor Just last month, now former Rep. Mark Fol ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. First DVD Piracy Sentence Handed Out

    August 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Houston jailed for two years. The first New Zealand jail sentence for DVD piracy under the country's Copyright Act was handed down Friday (Aug. 25). John Houston was jailed for two years after pleading guilty to 21 charges related to pirating ...

  20. Malaysian Officials Raid Pirate Operation

    August 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Seven men arrested. Malaysian officers raided a licensed optical disc production factory suspected of manufacturing pirated VCDs and DVDs in Kuala Lumpur on Friday (Aug. 4). They arrested seven men and impounded two DVD and one VCD factory product ...

  21. MPA/MPAA Counsel To Shift Role

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Barsky becomes special counsel to top execs Aug. 14. Simon Barsky, executive VP/general counsel of the Motion Picture Assn. and the Motion Picture Assn. of America, will be shifting his duties. He will become special counsel to MPAA chairman/CEO D ...

  22. MPA Anti-Piracy Sweeps Seize 6.7 Million Discs

    July 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT suspected motion picture pirates arrested. An Asia-wide anti-piracy enforcement sweep, launched by the Motion Picture Assn. in early May, has resulted in a record number of seizures and arrests. Operation Red Card far surpassed previous MPA re ...

  23. Indonesian Raids Seize 434K Pirated Units

    July 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Three men arrested. Nearly half a million pirated movie DVD-Rs and music CD-Rs were seized in two Indonesian raids, the Motion Picture Assn. reported yesterday (July 10). On June 20 and June 26, acting on information generated during previous anti ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Indonesian Police Raid Jakarta House

    June 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Arrest two, seize record 140 burners. Indonesian police in Jakarta raided a house in West Jakarta, arresting two men and seizing a record 140 DVD-R burners and 53,400 pirated optical discs that included 25,000 music CDs. The June 1 raid was part o ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. U.K. Dogs Fetch Music Pirates

    May 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Project supported by MPAA. Two black Labradors, Lucky and Flo, are the latest additions to the fight against piracy. They have completed their eight-month training to uncover DVDs and other discs that pirates may be smuggling into the United Kingd ...

  28. U.K. Dogs Fetch Music Pirates

    May 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Project supported by MPAA. Two black Labradors, Lucky and Flo, are the latest additions to the fight against piracy. They have completed their eight-month training to uncover DVDs and other discs that pirates may be smuggling into the United Kingd ...

  29. Calif. Music Pirates Plead Guilty

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Two men pleaded guilty today (April 3) to criminal copyright infringement and other charges, admitting their involvement in the largest music manufacturing piracy seizure in the United States. Two men pleaded guilty today (April 3) to criminal cop ...

  30. Malaysian Raid Seizes Four Factory Production Lines

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Eight people were arrested. Malaysian law enforcement officials accompanied by Motion Picture Assn. representatives raided a suspected pirate optical disc production factory yesterday (Jan. 25) in Johor Bahru, seizing four DVD/VCD factory producti ...

  31. Movie Pirate Pleads Guilty

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Faces up to five years in prison, fine of up to $250K. Movie pirate Randolph Hobson Guthrie pleaded guilty today (Jan. 4) in a Mississippi federal court to conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods. Guthrie, a U.S. citizen, is the former leader o ...

  32. U.S. Senate Puts Pressure On Russian Gov't

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Senate passed a joint resolution late last night (Dec. 21) calling on the Russian Federation to provide effective protection for intellectual property or risk not being accepted into the Worl The U.S. Senate passed a joint resolution late ...

  33. Schwarzenegger To Help Fight Piracy In China

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has been in talks with China's government about lending his celebrity status to making an anti-piracy message for Chinese TV, California officials said. BEIJING (The Hollywood Reporter) -- California Gov. ...

  34. China Begins 90-day Drive Against Piracy

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Under increased pressure from the World Trade Organization and ahead of a visit by U.S. President George W. Bush, China has launched a three-month campaign to fight piracy and pornography, the Ministr BEIJING (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Under incr ...

  35. Hollywood Raises 'Flag' Issue

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Entertainment industry executives Nov. 3 attempted to convince lawmakers to approve laws that would ensure copyright holders' ability to protect content delivered by digital TV and radio broadcasts. WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) - ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. Authorities Raid Major Piracy Center In India

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Seized 16,855 pirated discs. A special intellectual property unit of the Delhi police raided a major piracy center in New Delhi Oct. 13, resulting in one of the largest seizures of pirated optical discs in India. The owner of Palika Bazaar in New ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. Malcolm Visits Piracy Centers In Mexico City

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT John Malcolm, the Motion Picture Assn.'s worldwide anti-piracy director, toured the Mexico City black market of Tepito on Oct. 3, where he bought a copy of recent Lions Gate release "Lord of War" for MEXICO CITY (The Hollywood Repor ...

  41. Piracy Raids Target California, Texas

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Over 100 law enforcement officers in the San Francisco Bay area and Austin, Tex., simultaneously raided illegal CD and DVD plants Oct. 6, making the first arrests after a two-year undercover investiga Over 100 law enforcement officers in the San F ...

  42. Law Enforcement Raid Illegal CD/DVD Plants

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Result of two-year undercover investigation. Over 100 law enforcement officers in the San Francisco Bay area and Austin, Tex., simultaneously raided illegal CD and DVD plants this morning (Oct. 6), making the first arrests after a two-year underco ...

  43. Teen Is First Convicted Under Family Ent. Copyright Act

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Curtis Salisbury, 19, became the first person to be convicted under the recently enacted Family Entertainment and Copyright Act (FECA). NEW YORK -- Curtis Salisbury, 19, became the first person to be convicted under the recently enacted Family Ent ...

  44. Pirate Convicted With Newly Enacted Camcorder Law

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Curtis Salisbury pleaded guilty to two charges. Curtis Salisbury, 19, became the first person to be convicted under the recently enacted Family Entertainment and Copyright Act (FECA). He pleaded guilty Monday (Sept. 26) in the U.S. District Court ...

  45. IFPI, MPA In New Anti-Piracy Initiative

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT International labels' trade body the IFPI has joined forces with the movie industry to distribute free anti-piracy software designed to block illegal file-sharing on computers. LONDON -- International labels' trade body the IFPI has join ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. MPA Secures Broad Warrant In Delhi

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A Delhi court has heeded Hollywood's request and issued a warrant that empowers police to search for and seize pirated films anywhere in the city, an aggressive maneuver in the copyright wars. NEW DELHI (AP) -- A Delhi court has heeded Hollyw ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. MPAA Pulls 'Saw II' Finger Ads

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Motion Picture Assn. of America has turned thumbs down on advertising materials featuring severed fingers that Lions Gate Films had distributed to Web sites to promote its upcoming horror film "Sa (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Motion Pi ...

  50. Malaysia Seizures Continue

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Police officers in Selangor, Malaysia responding to a call about a suspected burglary instead discovered night-shift workers in a warehouse containing 500,000 pirated DVDs. NEW YORK -- Police officers in Selangor, Malaysia responding to a call abo ...

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