Piracy

  1. 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 ...

  2. EU Sends Message To Romania, Bulgaria

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Countries must prove progress in piracy fight. Countries must prove progress in piracy fight. News ...

  3. EU Leaders Send Message To Romania, Bulgaria

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT European Union leaders meeting in Brussels today (June 16) sent a message to Romania and Bulgaria, saying the countries have to prove they are making progress fighting piracy, organized crime and corr European Union leaders meeting in Brussels tod ...

  4. EU Commissioner Warns China On IP

    June 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT EU trade commissioner Peter Mandelson on Thursday (June 8) called on China to do more to clamp down on music, movie and software piracy, warning the country would face a backlash in Europe unless it d EU trade commissioner Peter Mandelson on Thurs ...

  5. EU Commissioner Warns China On IP

    June 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT EU trade commissioner Peter Mandelson on Thursday (June 8) called on China to do more to clamp down on music, movie and software piracy, warning the country would face a backlash in Europe unless it d EU trade commissioner Peter Mandelson on Thurs ...

  6. Worldwide Anti-Piracy Conference Kicks Off

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT IFPI maps out strategy on opening day. Court proceedings against illegal music downloaders and P2P file swappers will continue despite some improvements in global music piracy, said John Kennedy, president of the International Federation of the Ph ...

  7. Worldwide Anti-Piracy Conference Kicks Off

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT IFPI maps out strategy on opening day. Court proceedings against illegal music downloaders and P2P file swappers will continue despite some improvements in global music piracy, said John Kennedy, president of the International Federation of the Ph ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. P2P Bearshare Settles With RIAA For $30 Million

    May 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Resolves digital piracy charges against company. Resolves digital piracy charges against company. News ...

  10. RIAA Puts 12 U.S. Cities On 'Priority Watch List'

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA has, for the first time, placed 12 U.S. cities on a priority watch list for physical-goods piracy. The record labels' trade group says it will step up law enforcement training and commit addi The RIAA has, for the first time, placed ...

  11. China Tops Special 301 List

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Annual report released April 28. China has reappeared at the top of the US' list of intellectual property violators while Taiwan has failed in its bid to be dropped from consideration as an IP violator. The United States Trade Representative ...

  12. RIAA, MPAA Target College Networks

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Letters to 40 universities. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) launched a new program to address the ongoing piracy at universities across the country via campus Local Area Net ...

  13. ArtistDirect Reports Q4 Revenues Jumped 246%

    April 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Driven by ad revenues, acquisition of MediaDefender. ArtistDirect reports fourth quarter revenues increased 246% to $5.6 million driven by an expansion of ad revenues and the acquisition of anti-piracy specialist MediaDefender. The company’s net l ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. U.K. Industries Unite On Black Market Sting

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Authorities today (March 16) completed what has been described as the biggest-ever crackdown on counterfeiters and benefit fraudsters ever seen in Britain. Authorities today (March 16) completed what has been described as the biggest-ever crackdow ...

  16. U.K. Industries Unite On Black Market Sting

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Authorities today (March 16) completed what has been described as the biggest-ever crackdown on counterfeiters and benefit fraudsters ever seen in Britain. Authorities today (March 16) completed what has been described as the biggest-ever crackdow ...

  17. China To Create New IP Court

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Chinese government is to establish a new special court which will deal with the country's piracy crimes. The Judicial Court of Intellectual Property, set up under China's supreme court, will be de The Chinese government is to establi ...

  18. China To Create New IP Court

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST New authority will hear local, int'l complaints. The Chinese government is to establish a new special court which will deal with the country's piracy crimes. The Judicial Court of Intellectual Property, set up under China's supreme ...

  19. Gov't Convicts 'Apocalypse Crew'

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Cracks down on pre-release piracy groups. The first federal criminal convictions of members from pre-release music piracy groups were announced today (Feb. 28) by the Department of Justice. The four individuals had been arrested as a result of Ope ...

  20. Industries Team To Fight Piracy In Latin America

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Film, music communities expand joint efforts. The music and film industries in Latin America have teamed up in an unprecedented effort to jointly fight piracy. In a move that underscores the shared woes of copyright infringement, the Latin America ...

  21. Legislation Boosts Anti-Piracy Efforts

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Felony threshold for pirated music reduced. The California Senate passed a bill Feb. 6 that reduces the felony threshold for possession or sale of pirated music from 1,000 units to 100. On a 28-2 vote, the Senate passed the legislation (AB 64), se ...

  22. France's Legal File-Sharing Plan Advancing

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST The French government is moving ahead with plans for a controversial law that would legalize file-sharing of music and films, a move that could undo years of anti-piracy work by the entertainment indu The French government is moving ahead with pla ...

  23. France's Legal File-Sharing Plan Advancing

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST The French government is moving ahead with plans for a controversial law that would legalize file-sharing of music and films, a move that could undo years of anti-piracy work by the entertainment indu The French government is moving ahead with pla ...

  24. Italian Anti-Piracy Activity Rises In 2005

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Italy's authorities ramped up their anti-piracy activities in 2005, new figures illustrate. More than 1.6 million pre-recorded CD-Rs were seized last year, up by 21% with respect to 2004, according to Italy's authorities ramped up their ...

  25. Italian Anti-Piracy Activity Rises In 2005

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Millions of CDs seized, 519 arrests made. Italy's authorities ramped up their anti-piracy activities in 2005, new figures illustrate. More than 1.6 million pre-recorded CD-Rs were seized last year, up by 21% with respect to 2004, according to ...

  26. Raid In Columbia Seizes 210K CD-Rs, 100K DVD-Rs

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST A joint operative between police, prosecutors and anti-piracy teams in Colombia resulted in the seizure of 210,000 recorded music CD-Rs, along with nearly 100,000 counterfeit DVD-Rs, 1.1 million inlay A joint operative between police, prosecutors ...

  27. Senate Puts Pressure On Russian Gov't

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Passed resolution calling for piracy protection. Passed resolution calling for piracy protection. News ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. Spain Starts Long-Awaited Piracy Campaign

    December 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Spain today (Dec. 19) launched its first national anti-piracy campaign eight months after the initiative was first announced. The country's culture ministry is spending €1 million ($1.2 million Spain today (Dec. 19) launched its fi ...

  30. Spain Starts Long-Awaited Piracy Campaign

    December 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Spain today (Dec. 19) launched its first national anti-piracy campaign eight months after the initiative was first announced. The country's culture ministry is spending €1 million ($1.2 million Spain today (Dec. 19) launched its fi ...

  31. Music Biz Applauds New EU Data Retention Rules

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST The music industry today (Dec. 14) welcomed the European Parliament's backing of new rules on data retention which could help in the fight against music piracy. The music industry today (Dec. 14) welcomed the European Parliament's backin ...

  32. Music Biz Applauds New EU Data Retention Rules

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST The music industry today (Dec. 14) welcomed the European Parliament's backing of new rules on data retention which could help in the fight against music piracy. The music industry today (Dec. 14) welcomed the European Parliament's backin ...

  33. Italian Senate Passes Ex-Cirielli Bill

    November 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Law to come into effect before year's end. The Italian Senate on Tuesday (Nov. 29) passed the controversial Ex-Cirielli Bill, which, by reducing the statute of limitations in trials for a broad range of crimes, threatens to debilitate the cou ...

  34. Italian Senate Passes Ex-Cirielli Bill

    November 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Italian Senate on Tuesday (Nov. 29) passed the controversial Ex-Cirielli Bill, which, by reducing the statute of limitations in trials for a broad range of crimes, threatens to debilitate the coun The Italian Senate on Tuesday (Nov. 29) passed ...

  35. 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. ...

  36. Gov't Sends Anti-Piracy Message To Russia

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. House of Representatives Nov. 16 passed a "sense of the Congress" resolution that the Russian Federation should get serious about enforcing its anti-piracy laws and prosecuting pirates of U.S WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. House o ...

  37. Moscow Piracy Taking Different Tack

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Street sales of pirated music CDs, software and DVDs are declining in Moscow, anti-piracy officials indicated Nov. 16. But the fall is due to a rise in illegal downloads via increased broadband access MOSCOW (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Street sale ...

  38. Gov't Sends Anti-Piracy Message To Russia

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. House of Representatives last night (Nov. 16) passed a "sense of the Congress" resolution that the Russian Federation should get serious about enforcing its anti-piracy laws and prosecuting p The U.S. House of Representatives la ...

  39. Italian Biz Anxious On Criminal Code Changes

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The war on music piracy in Italy has undergone a serious setback following the passing of the Ex-Cirielli "Save Previti" Law by the parliament's lower house. MILAN -- The war on music piracy in Italy has undergone a serious setback ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. Europe Targets Counterfeit Biz

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST CDs, DVDs, MP3 players and games consoles were among the two million counterfeit products seized by European Union customs officers as part of the Operation FAKE campaign, officials said Nov. 8. BRUSSELS -- CDs, DVDs, MP3 players and games console ...

  42. Italian Biz Anxious On Criminal Code Changes

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST The war on music piracy in Italy has undergone a serious setback following the passing of the Ex-Cirielli "Save Previti" Law by the parliament's lower house. The law, approved Wednesday (Nov. 9), is y The war on music piracy in Ital ...

  43. Italian Biz Anxious On Criminal Code Changes

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST The war on music piracy in Italy has undergone a serious setback following the passing of the Ex-Cirielli "Save Previti" Law by the parliament's lower house. The law, approved Wednesday (Nov. 9), is y The war on music piracy in Ital ...

  44. Europe Targets Counterfeit Biz

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST CDs, DVDs, MP3 players and games consoles were among the two million counterfeit products seized by European Union customs officers as part of the Operation FAKE campaign, officials said today (Nov. 8 CDs, DVDs, MP3 players and games consoles were ...

  45. Europe Targets Counterfeit Biz

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST CDs, DVDs, MP3 players and games consoles were among the two million counterfeit products seized by European Union customs officers as part of the Operation FAKE campaign, officials said today (Nov. 8 CDs, DVDs, MP3 players and games consoles were ...

  46. Italian Cops Raid Illegal CD Operation

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Members of Italy's Guardia di Finanza (fiscal police) made an arrest Nov. 1 during a raid on an illegal CD burning facility in Poggioreale, near Naples. MILAN -- Members of Italy's Guardia di Finanza (fiscal police) made an arrest Nov. 1 ...

  47. Italian Cops Raid Illegal CD Operation

    November 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Members of Italy's Guardia di Finanza (fiscal police) made an arrest last night (Nov. 1) during a raid on an illegal CD burning facility in Poggioreale, near Naples. Members of Italy's Guardia di Finanza (fiscal police) made an arrest la ...

  48. Italian Cops Raid Illegal CD Operation

    November 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Members of Italy's Guardia di Finanza (fiscal police) made an arrest last night (Nov. 1) during a raid on an illegal CD burning facility in Poggioreale, near Naples. Members of Italy's Guardia di Finanza (fiscal police) made an arrest la ...

  49. Legislation Poses Setback To Italian Biz

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Italy's on-going war on musical piracy will face a severe setback if the Berlusconi government passes a controversial piece of legislation, industry executives warn. MILAN -- Italy's on-going war on musical piracy will face a severe setb ...

  50. Spanish Cops Bust Piracy Ring

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Spanish police have arrested 75 people and smashed a crime syndicate thought to be responsible for shifting more than one million illegal CD-Rs and DVD-Rs each month. MADRID -- Spanish police have arrested 75 people and smashed a crime syndicate t ...

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