Piracy

  1. VSDA Reveals Anti-Piracy Plans

    July 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT At the Video Software Dealers Association's Home Entertainment conference's opening session yesterday (July 26), the organization's president Bo Andersen revealed a new anti-piracy advertisement that At the Video Software Dealers As ...

  2. Report: File-Sharers Spend More On Digital Music

    July 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Study says pirates are 'valuable customers.' Study says pirates are 'valuable customers.' News ...

  3. Paraguay Officials Seize CD-R Shipment

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT .3 million blank CD-Rs prevented entry. Authorities in Paraguay seized two containers with 2.3 million blank CD-Rs as they tried to enter the country.The containers, allegedly carrying "general merchandise," were seized by Paraguayan au ...

  4. Bush Creates New Post To Fight Global Piracy

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT President Bush has created a new senior-level position to fight global intellectual-property piracy and counterfeiting that cost American companies billions of dollars each year, commerce secretary Ca WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) -- President Bush h ...

  5. President Bush Speaks On Piracy In China

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT President George W. Bush once again brought up the problem of piracy in China today (July 19) at a White House press conference. Bush and visiting Australian Prime Minister John Howard were asked by r President George W. Bush once again brought up ...

  6. EC Wants More Prison Time For Pirates

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Copyright pirates linked to criminal gangs face minimum penalties of up to four years in jail and fines of €300,000 ($366,000) under proposals unveiled July 12 by the European Commission. BRUSSELS -- Copyright pirates linked to criminal ...

  7. China Agrees To Fight Piracy With MPA

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Motion Picture Assn. and China's government have agreed in writing for the first time to cooperate to fight film piracy in China. BEIJING -- The Motion Picture Assn. and China's government have agreed in writing for the first time to ...

  8. RIAA Issues Annual Report On Piracy

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warns pirated cds ncreasingly similar to real product. The RIAA issued its annual report on non-internet commercial piracy July 13 warning that illegal copying and trafficking of pirated music has become more sophisticated, citing specifically tha ...

  9. EU Plans Severe Penalties For Copyright Pirates

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Four-year jail term mooted for pirates. Four-year jail term mooted for pirates. News ...

  10. EU Plans Severe Penalties For Copyright Pirates

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Copyright pirates linked to criminal gangs face minimum penalties of up to four years in jail and fines of €300,000 ($366,000) under new proposals unveiled today (July 12) by the European Commi Copyright pirates linked to criminal gangs ...

  11. EU Plans Severe Penalties For Copyright Pirates

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Four-year jail term mooted for pirates. Copyright pirates linked to criminal gangs face minimum penalties of up to four years in jail and fines of €300,000 ($366,000) under new proposals unveiled today (July 12) by the European Commission in Bruss ...

  12. MPA: Police Make Largest DVD-R Burner Seizure In India

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Police officers in Mumbai, India, seized 42 DVD-R burners June 29 in what is being touted as the country's largest pirate burner seizure, the Motion Picture Assn. announced July 5. NEW YORK -- Police officers in Mumbai, India, seized 42 DVD-R ...

  13. Ukraine Passes "Landmark" CD Plant Law

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT IFPI welcomes bill to curb piracy. IFPI welcomes bill to curb piracy. News ...

  14. Ukraine Passes 'Landmark' CD Plant Law

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The international recording industry has applauded the Ukraine's adoption today (July 6) of a long-awaited CD plant law. The new legislation is seen as a significant move in the battle against the nat The international recording industry has ...

  15. Ukraine Passes 'Landmark' CD Plant Law

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT IFPI welcomes bill to curb piracy. The international recording industry has applauded the Ukraine's adoption today (July 6) of a long-awaited CD plant law. The new legislation is seen as a significant move in the battle against the nation ...

  16. Police In India Raid Pirate Operation

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Police officers in Mumbai, India, seized 42 DVD-R burners June 29 in what is being touted as the country’s largest pirate burner seizure, the Motion Picture Assn. announced today (July 5). Police officers in Mumbai, India, seized 42 DVD-R burners ...

  17. German Group Protests U.S. Piracy Hunters

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Germany's association of art house theaters, AG Kino, on June 30 called on exhibitors and distributors to stop treating moviegoers "like potential criminals" in the name of fighting film piracy. COLOGNE, Germany (The Hollywood Repor ...

  18. Tech Firms To Fight Piracy, Black Market in Brazil

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Seven of the world's major electronics and computer goods companies including Microsoft and Intel joined forces June 28 to fight Brazil's vast black market and piracy, which they say cost the country SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) -- Seven ...

  19. Police In India Raid Pirate Operation

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Police officers in Mumbai, India, seized 42 DVD-R burners June 29 in what is being touted as the country’s largest pirate burner seizure, the Motion Picture Assn. announced today (July 5). Police officers in Mumbai, India, seized 42 DVD-R burners ...

  20. Biz Attacks Spain's Anti-Piracy Efforts

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT MADRID -- Global music industry leaders joined their Spanish counterparts in Madrid June 23 to criticize the Spanish government for failing to enforce a national anti-piracy plan that was approved mor MADRID -- Global music industry leaders joined ...

  21. Report: One Record In Three Is Fake

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A total of 1.2 billion pirated music discs were sold in 2004, accounting for 34% of all discs sold worldwide, according to a report unveiled June 23 by the International Federation of the Phonographic LONDON -- A total of 1.2 billion pirated music ...

  22. MPAA Revises Claims On Raid

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A DVD replicating plant in City of Industry, California was not shut down after a raid June 15 by a movie piracy task force and remains in business, the company said the week of June 20. (AP) A DVD replicating plant in City of Industry, California ...

  23. Biz Attacks Spain's Anti-Piracy Efforts

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Spanish minister Calvo no-show at IFPI gathering. Global music industry leaders joined their Spanish counterparts in Madrid today (June 23) to criticize the Spanish government for failing to enforce a national anti-piracy plan that was approved mo ...

  24. Biz Attacks Spain's Anti-Piracy Efforts

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Global music industry leaders joined their Spanish counterparts in Madrid today (June 23) to criticise the Spanish government for failing to enforce a national anti-piracy plan that was approved more Global music industry leaders joined their Span ...

  25. Report: One Record In Three Is Fake

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT IFPI estimates pirated business at $4.6 billion. A total of 1.2 billion pirate music discs were sold in 2004, accounting for 34% of all discs sold worldwide, according to a report unveiled today (June 23) by the International Federation of the Pho ...

  26. Legal Matters

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales promises federal action against piracy in an exclusive Billboard interview. Read Susan Butler's column. U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales promises federal action against piracy in an exclusive Billb ...

  27. U.S., EU Bond For Program Fighting Piracy

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.S. government officials announced plans June 8 to join forces with their counterparts from the 25-nation European Union to fight piracy and counterfeiting in DVDs, CDs and other audiovisual products BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- U.S. gove ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. WB Releases 'Pants' DVD In China In Anti-piracy Move

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Bros. Entertainment released a DVD of its movie, "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants," in China the same day the movie opened in U.S. theaters in an effort to prevent piracy of the film. (AP) -- Warner Bros. Entertainment relea ...

  30. Report: Online Biz Models Need Rethink

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Governments and businesses have yet to adapt to the growth in online music, a leading think-tank warned today (June 13). Governments and businesses have yet to adapt to the growth in online music, a leading think-tank warned today (June 13). The P ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. Italian Officials Bust P2P Network

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Individuals face fines of up to $45K. Officials from Italy's postal police division have uncovered an illegal file-sharing network involving some 100,000 individuals, including school teachers and college students. The 12-month investigation, ...

  33. Iberian Authorities Crack Down On Pirates

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In the first-ever Iberian anti-piracy operation, Spanish and Portuguese police have broken up three crime rings which manufactured and sold illegal CDs in both countries. MADRID -- In the first-ever Iberian anti-piracy operation, Spanish and Portu ...

  34. Iberian Authorities Crack Down On Pirates

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In the first-ever Iberian joint anti-piracy operation, Spanish and Portuguese police have broken up three crime rings which manufactured and sold illegal CDs in both countries. In the first-ever Iberian anti-piracy operation, Spanish and Portugues ...

  35. Iberian Authorities Crack Down On Pirates

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In the first-ever Iberian joint anti-piracy operation, Spanish and Portuguese police have broken up three crime rings which manufactured and sold illegal CDs in both countries. In the first-ever Iberian anti-piracy operation, Spanish and Portugues ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. NYPD Seizes Nearly 150,000 Discs, Arrests 12

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The New York Police Department seized nearly 150,000 discs within a ten-day period, arresting 12 individuals and reinforcing the U.S. entertainment industry's "zero tolerance" of theft. NEW YORK -- The New York Police Department sei ...

  38. NYPD Raids Storage Facility In Manhattan

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Nine arrests made, 60,000 discs seized. The New York Police Department executed search warrants at an upper Manhattan storage facility today (May 20), seizing more than 25,000 counterfeit CD-Rs and 35,000 counterfeit DVDs. Nine individuals were ar ...

  39. NYPD Raids Storage Facility In Manhattan

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Nine arrests made, 60,000 discs seized. The New York Police Department executed search warrants at an upper Manhattan storage facility today (May 20), seizing more than 25,000 counterfeit CD-Rs and 35,000 counterfeit DVDs. Nine individuals were ar ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. Kerin Appointed MIPI Chief

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Exec will tackle Aussie piracy issues. Exec will tackle Aussie piracy issues. News ...

  42. NYPD Seizes Nearly 87,000 Discs

    May 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The New York Police Department on May 11 raided a basement in lower Manhattan, seizing nearly 49,000 DVDs and 38,000 CDs, and arresting one Ohio and two New York area residents, the Motion Picture Ass The New York Police Department on May 11 raide ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. Gonzales In Hollywood To Fight Piracy

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales came to Hollywood on April 28 to emphasize that Internet piracy is best fought by balancing prosecution with education so that young people know the costs and co LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- U.S. A ...

  45. Senate Targets Piracy In China, Russia

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Resolution highlights lack of property protection. U.S. Senate leaders today (April 26) introduced a resolution highlighting the lack of adequate intellectual property protections in China and Russia. The resolution asks the Bush administration to ...

  46. German Raid Hits Piracy Group

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT German police say they have dealt a major blow to one of the country's top online piracy groups following a series of coordinated raids in several major cities. COLOGNE, Germany (The Hollywood Reporter) -- German police say they have dealt a ...

  47. Spain's SGAE Reports Gains In 2004

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Spanish authors and publishers society Sociedad General de Autores y Editores (SGAE) collected €300.76 million ($391 million) for use of its members' copyrights in 2004, an increase of 11.9% ove MADRID -- Spanish authors and publish ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. China Jails Americans For Piracy

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For the first time, a Chinese court has sentenced two Americans to prison time for DVD piracy. BEIJING (The Hollywood Reporter) -- For the first time, a Chinese court has sentenced two Americans to prison time for DVD piracy. A Shanghai court on A ...

  50. Universal Music Publishing Clinches China Deal

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Publishing has signed an agreement with Beijing-based digital-distribution platform R2G. TOKYO -- Universal Music Publishing has signed an agreement with Beijing-based digital-distribution platform R2G. In its first deal with a maj ...

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