Piracy

  1. 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 ...

  2. Australia's MIPI Chief Splits

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Kerin exited OCT. 28 as GM of Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigation unit after a five-month tenure. Michael Kerin exited OCT. 28 as GM of Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigation unit after a five-month tenure. K ...

  3. U.S. Trade Reps Send Warning To China

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST The office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has sent China a letter warning that the country needs to enforce its criminal penalties for piracy or face penalties as a World Trade Organization m WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The office of the U.S. Tra ...

  4. Australia's MIPI Chief Splits

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Anti-piracy GM departs as piracy cases escalate. Anti-piracy GM departs as piracy cases escalate. News ...

  5. Australia's MIPI Chief Splits

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Anti-piracy GM departs as piracy cases escalate. Michael Kerin exited last Friday as GM of Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigation unit after a five-month tenure. Kerin has joined the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft as d ...

  6. Spanish Cops Bust Piracy Ring

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT IFPI: anti-piracy raid Spain's biggest. 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. Police seized 69 people on October ...

  7. Spanish Cops Bust Piracy Ring

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 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. Spanish police have arrested 75 people and smashed a crime syndicate thought to ...

  8. U.S. Trade Reps Send Warning To China

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'Enforce piracy penalties or face penalties.' 'Enforce piracy penalties or face penalties.' News ...

  9. U.S. Trade Reps Send Warning To China

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'Enforce piracy penalties or face consequences.' The office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has sent China a letter warning that the country needs to enforce its criminal penalties for piracy or face penalties as a WTO member. US ...

  10. Legislation Poses Setback To Italian Biz

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'Previti Law' could wipe out most piracy cases. 'Previti Law' could wipe out most piracy cases. News ...

  11. Legislation Poses Setback To Italian Biz

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 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. Italy's on-going war on musical piracy will face a severe setback if th ...

  12. Legislation Poses Serious Setback To Italian Biz

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'Previti Law' could wipe music piracy cases. 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. Prime minister Silvio ...

  13. IFPI's Giouw To Exit

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Giouw Jui-Chian is to exit the IFPI at the end of October after 24 years' service. LONDON -- Giouw Jui-Chian is to exit the IFPI at the end of October after 24 years' service. The Hong Kong-based executive has headed the trade body' ...

  14. IFPI's Giouw To Exit

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Giouw Jui-Chian is to exit the IFPI at the end of October after 24 years' service. Giouw Jui-Chian is to exit the IFPI at the end of October after 24 years' service. The Hong Kong-based executive has headed the trade body's operatio ...

  15. IFPI's Giouw To Exit

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Giouw Jui-Chian is to exit the IFPI at the end of October after 24 years' service. Giouw Jui-Chian is to exit the IFPI at the end of October after 24 years' service. The Hong Kong-based executive has headed the trade body's operatio ...

  16. Europe Gets Tougher On Customs Violations

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission has unveiled a package of customs measures to strengthen protection against counterfeiting and piracy among consumer products, including music CDs, DVDs, games and software. BRUSSELS -- The European Commission has unveiled ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. Europe Gets Tougher On Customs Violations

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New measures against counterfeiting and piracy. New measures against counterfeiting and piracy. News ...

  21. Europe Gets Tougher On Customs Violations

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New measures against counterfeiting and piracy. The European Commission has unveiled a package of customs measures to strengthen protection against counterfeiting and piracy among consumer products, including music CDs, DVDs, games and software. A ...

  22. Europe Gets Tougher On Customs Violations

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New measures against counterfeiting and piracy. The European Commission has unveiled a package of customs measures to strengthen protection against counterfeiting and piracy among consumer products, including music CDs, DVDs, games and software. A ...

  23. Global Anti-Piracy Coalition Launched

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A coalition of cross-industries business leaders from some of the world's top companies launched Oct. 4 an initiative to address the theft of intellectual property at the highest international level. LONDON -- A coalition of cross-industries ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Global Anti-piracy Coalition Launched

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BASCAP is a cross-industry initiative. A coalition of cross-industries business leaders from some of the world's top companies launched today (Oct. 4) an initiative to address the theft of intellectual property at the highest international le ...

  26. IFPI Urges China To Act On Piracy

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT China must shut down pirate music factories and jail the perpetrators if it is going to keep its promise to address the $250 billion-a-year problem, according to music industry trade group the Interna BEIJING (Reuters) -- China must shut down pira ...

  27. Swedish Gov't Shuts Down Alleged Piracy Site

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Swedish anti-piracy bureau, Svenska Antipiratbyran, claimed a major victory in the ongoing battle against online piracy Sept. 26 as it announced the shutdown of BlueCrap, a server used to illegall LONDON (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Swedish ...

  28. Top Executives To Meet In London

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cross-sector initiative to fight global piracy. Cross-sector initiative to fight global piracy. News ...

  29. IFPI Urges China To Act On Piracy

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Only 10 % of Chinese music sales are legitimate. China must shut down pirate music factories and jail the perpetrators if it is going to keep its promise to address the $250 billion-a-year problem, according to music industry trade group the Inter ...

  30. IFPI Urges China To Act On Piracy

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Only 10 % of Chinese music sales are legitimate. China must shut down pirate music factories and jail the perpetrators if it is going to keep its promise to address the $250 billion-a-year problem, according to music industry trade group the Inter ...

  31. Pols Urge College Piracy Probe

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A pair of key lawmakers want Congress' investigative arm to examine major colleges and universities' efforts to stop Internet piracy that originates on campuses nationwide. WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- A pair of key lawma ...

  32. U.S. Agents Taking Piracy Fight Overseas

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Government experts in intellectual property will be sent to Brazil, India, Russia, Thailand and the Middle East to monitor and encourage local anti-piracy efforts, U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutie LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Govern ...

  33. IFPI And MPA Launch New Initiative

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Free anti-piracy software to be distributed. Free anti-piracy software to be distributed. News ...

  34. Bollywood CD Pirates Arrested In U.K. Raids

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Law enforcement officers have shuttered the largest-known counterfeit CD and DVD factory of its kind in Western Europe. LONDON -- Law enforcement officers have shuttered the largest-known counterfeit CD and DVD factory of its kind in Western Europ ...

  35. U.S. Examines DVD Piracy In China

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The first-ever U.S. piracy czar demanded here Sept. 14 that officials show tangible results from ramped up efforts to crush the counterfeiting of films, drugs and clothes, and said he had the backing BEIJING (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The first-e ...

  36. U.K. Vid Retailers Amp Up Piracy Campaign

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Britain's video industry on Sept. 12 launched the second phase of its campaign to raise consumer awareness of the damaging effects of piracy not just on the entertainment industry but on society as a LONDON (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Britain ...

  37. Bollywood CD Pirates Arrested In U.K. Raids

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Law enforcement officers have shuttered the largest-known counterfeit CD and DVD factory of its kind in western Europe.  Three Asian males were arrested and more than £400,000 ($729,000) worth o Law enforcement officers have shuttered the ...

  38. Bollywood CD Pirates Arrested In U.K. Raids

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Factory could generate 50,000 discs each day. Law enforcement officers have shuttered the largest-known counterfeit CD and DVD factory of its kind in western Europe. Three Asian males were arrested and more than £400,000 ($729,000) worth of equipm ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. U.K. Retailers Back Piracy Plan

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Plans for a brace of initiatives to tackle DVD piracy were revealed Aug. 22 by an alliance of retailers and a member of parliament in the effort to fight against the U.K.'s £1.3 billion ($2.3 billion LONDON (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Plans f ...

  42. Hong Kong Raid Nets 18 Arrests

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A raid of piracy operations in Hong Kong led to the arrest of 18 members of a leading organized crime gang and the seizure of 128 DVD-R and CD-R burners at 10 sites. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- A raid of piracy operations in Hong Kong led to the a ...

  43. U.S Rep. Schiff Jabs China On Piracy, Trade

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.S. Congressman Adam Schiff expresses Washington's growing concern about the piracy of American goods and lack of access to China's market during the seventh round of U.S.-China Interparliamentary Ex BEIJING (The Hollywood Reporter) -- ...

  44. Indian Court Throws Video Pirate In Prison

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A Delhi, India court handed down an unprecedented jail sentence of three years for copyright piracy to a video-rental retailer, the Motion Picture Assn. said on Aug. 1. NEW YORK -- A Delhi, India court handed down an unprecedented jail sentence of ...

  45. Indian Authorities Bust Harry Potter Pirates

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Delhi-based distributor Penguin says police busted two major book piracy rackets, seizing a number of counterfeit bestsellers, including 8,000 copies of J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood NEW DELHI, India -- Police here have ...

  46. Philippine Raid Nets Half-Million Discs

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT More than 500,000 pirated optical discs were seized during a violent, multi-force raid in the Philippines, the Motion Picture Assn. said Aug. 2. More than 500,000 pirated optical discs were seized during a violent, multi-force raid in the Philippi ...

  47. MediaDefender Acquired For $42.5 Mil

    August 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT ArtistDirect leaning toward digital media. Digital music company ArtistDirect has acquired the assets of MediaDefender, a leading provider of Internet-based anti-piracy solutions, for $42.5 million in cash. The move is part of a larger shift away ...

  48. Raid In Philippines Seizes 524,350 Discs

    August 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT More than 500,000 pirated optical discs were seized during a violent, multi-force raid in the Philippines, the Motion Picture Assn. announced today Aug. 2. The July 29 and July 30 raids were part of More than 500,000 pirated optical discs were sei ...

  49. Indian Court Throws Video Pirate In Prison

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Devinder Singh to serve three years. A Delhi, India court handed down an unprecedented jail sentence of three years for copyright piracy to a video-rental retailer, the Motion Picture Assn. announced today (Aug. 1). The court sentenced on July 18 ...

  50. House Passes CAFTA

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Includes tougher enforcement penalties for piracy. Includes tougher enforcement penalties for piracy. News ...

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