Piracy

  1. Universal Music Publishing Clinches China Deal

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Major links with local digital distributor R2G. Universal Music Publishing has signed an agreement with Beijing-based digital-distribution platform R2G. In its first deal with a major international company, R2G will help register UMP's catalo ...

  2. Spain's SGAE Reports Gains In 2004

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Piracy continues to slam market. Spanish authors and publishers society SGAE collected €300.76 million ($391 million) for use of its members' copyrights in 2004, an increase of 11.9% over 2003. The society distributed €295.2 million ($383.8 m ...

  3. Brit Gang Sentenced For Music Piracy

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A gang of 10 music pirates from Teesside, England, has been sentenced for its role in running an illegal music and film operation. LONDON -- A gang of 10 music pirates from Teesside, England, has been sentenced for its role in running an illegal m ...

  4. Brit Gang Sentenced For Music Piracy

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Prison terms for ringleaders. A gang of 10 music pirates from Teesside, England, has been sentenced for its role in running an illegal music and film operation. The gang -- dubbed "the Teesside 10" -- was found guilty of conspiracy to de ...

  5. Scot Pirate Hit With Jail Term

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A Scottish CD counterfeiter has received the longest custodial sentence for piracy in the country's history. A Scottish CD counterfeiter has received the longest custodial sentence for piracy in the country's history. A 44-year-old man f ...

  6. Spanish Gov't Unveils Anti-Piracy Plan

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Spanish culture minister Carmen Calvo presented on April 8 the country's first national anti-piracy plan, aimed at preparing tougher legislation to stamp out the trade in illicit CDs and digital files MADRID -- Spanish culture minister Carmen ...

  7. U.K. Raid Nets Pirated Goods At Trunk Sale

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.K. anti-piracy agencies reported April 5 that a major raid over the weekend on a Midlands car trunk sale netted about half a million pounds worth of counterfeit films, games and music. LONDON (The Hollywood Reporter) -- U.K. anti-piracy agencies ...

  8. Spanish Gov't Unveils Anti-Piracy Plan

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Spanish culture minister Carmen Calvo today (April 8) presented the country's first national anti-piracy plan, aimed at preparing tougher legislation to stamp out the trade in illicit CDs and digital Spanish culture minister Carmen Calvo toda ...

  9. Scot Pirate Hit With Jail Term

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A Scottish CD counterfeiter has received the longest custodial sentence for piracy in the country's history. A Scottish CD counterfeiter has received the longest custodial sentence for piracy in the country's history. A 44-year-old man f ...

  10. Pirate Films, Equipment Seized In Mexico

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mexican authorities raided an open-air market reportedly notorious for selling pirated DVDs a week after Motion Picture Assn. of America president/CEO Dan Glickman complained about the marketplace to WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Me ...

  11. Dutch Raids Strike Bollywood Pirates

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST A series of raids in the Netherlands has netted more than 140,000 pirated Bollywood CDs and DVDs. LONDON -- A series of raids in the Netherlands has netted more than 140,000 pirated Bollywood CDs and DVDs. The illicit consignment of popular Indian ...

  12. Dutch Raids Strike Bollywood Pirates

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST A series of raids in the Netherlands has netted more than 140,000 pirated Bollywood CDs and DVDs. A series of raids in the Netherlands has netted more than 140,000 pirated Bollywood CDs and DVDs. The illicit consignment of popular Indian music and ...

  13. Dutch Raids Strike Bollywood Pirates

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST A series of raids in the Netherlands has netted more than 140,000 pirated Bollywood CDs and DVDs. A series of raids in the Netherlands has netted more than 140,000 pirated Bollywood CDs and DVDs. The illicit consignment of popular Indian music and ...

  14. Panama, IFPI Take Steps To Curb Piracy

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST In an effort to stem piracy, Panama's customs agency has signed a cooperation agreement with the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry Latin America. MIAMI -- In an effort to stem piracy, Panama's customs agency has signe ...

  15. MPAA's Glickman In Mexico To Fight Piracy

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. motion picture industry and the Mexican government have embarked on a cross-border partnership in the battle against Mexican film pirates, who raked in $140 million last year, Motion Picture MEXICO CITY (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The U.S ...

  16. Panama, IFPI Take Steps To Curb Piracy

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST In an effort to stem piracy, Panama's customs agency has signed a cooperation agreement with IFPI Latin America. In an effort to stem piracy, Panama's customs agency has signed a cooperation agreement with IFPI Latin America. The deal pr ...

  17. Russian Download Site Could Face Prosecution

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Russian police have submitted evidence on a download service whose principals are allegedly involved in large-scale copyright infringement. LONDON -- Russian police have submitted evidence on a download service whose principals are allegedly invol ...

  18. MPAA Files More Suits

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Motion Picture Assn. of America filed a third round of lawsuits Feb. 24 aimed at curbing online piracy of films. LOS ANGELES -- The Motion Picture Assn. of America filed a third round of lawsuits Feb. 24 aimed at curbing online piracy of films ...

  19. MPAA Files More Suits

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Oscar-nominated films being traded. The Motion Picture Assn. of America filed a third round of lawsuits today (Feb. 24) aimed at curbing online piracy of films. In a telephone conference today (Feb. 24), John G. Malcolm, MPAA senior VP/director of ...

  20. MPAA Files More Suits

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Oscar-nominated films being traded. The Motion Picture Assn. of America filed a third round of lawsuits today (Feb. 24) aimed at curbing online piracy of films. In a telephone conference today (Feb. 24), John G. Malcolm, MPAA senior VP/director of ...

  21. Russian Download Site Could Face Prosecution

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Russian police have submitted evidence on a download service whose principals are allegedly involved in large-scale copyright infringement. Russian police have submitted evidence on a download service whose principals are allegedly involved in lar ...

  22. Russian Download Site Could Face Prosecution

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Russian police have submitted evidence on a download service whose principals are allegedly involved in large-scale copyright infringement. Russian police have submitted evidence on a download service whose principals are allegedly involved in lar ...

  23. Warner Japan Drops CD Copy-Protection

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Japan is the latest record company to stop using copy protection on new releases. TOKYO -- Warner Music Japan is the latest record company to stop using copy protection on new releases. A spokesman for the Tokyo-based company confirms ...

  24. Warner Japan Drops CD Copy-Protection

    February 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Japan is the latest record company to stop using copy protection devices on new releases. Warner Music Japan is the latest record company to stop using copy protection on new releases. A spokesman for the Tokyo-based company confirms ...

  25. Warner Japan Drops CD Copy-Protection

    February 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Japan is the latest record company to stop using copy protection on new releases. Warner Music Japan is the latest record company to stop using copy protection on new releases. A spokesman for the Tokyo-based company confirms that all ...

  26. Aussie Anti-Piracy Head Resigns

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Speck, GM of Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigation unit, has resigned, with effect from April 15. "I have achieved a lot in terms of raising the profile of the threat of piracy in th Michael Speck, GM of Australia' ...

  27. Aussie Anti-Piracy Head Resigns

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Speck, GM of Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigation unit, has resigned, effective April 15. The Australian Record Industry Assn., which funds MIPI, is looking for a replacement. Michael Speck, GM of Australia's Music Ind ...

  28. EC Reopens Microsoft, Time Warner Inquiry

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The European Commission said Feb. 11 that it had reopened its investigation into Microsoft and Time Warner's plan to take over anti-piracy software firm ContentGuard Holdings Inc. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The European Commission s ...

  29. IIPA Takes Action Against China's Copyright Pirates

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST U.S. music, movie and software industries called for the first time Feb. 9 for the United States to begin legal action against China at the World Trade Organization to stop widespread piracy that they WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) -- U.S. music, movi ...

  30. Russia Fighting DVD Pirates

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Russian prosecutors were due to start unrolling the country's biggest series of criminal cases against vendors of pirate DVDs on Feb. 1 after a police operation shut down a leading Moscow audiovisual MOSCOW (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Russian ...

  31. Grim News For Spanish Biz

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Market grapples with severe piracy. The value of music sales in Spain dropped 12.6% in 2004, according to preliminary data from trade group Promusicae. Speaking yesterday (Jan. 24) in Madrid, Promusicae president Antonio Guisasola gave a grim asse ...

  32. Court Convicts Two File-Sharers

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Department of Justice's "Operation Gridlock" anti-piracy initiative, announced last August, yielded its first major results Jan. 15 with felony convictions against two individuals for illegal WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. De ...

  33. USTR Removes Taiwan's Priority Watch Status

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Trade Representative has downgraded Taiwan's Special 301 status citing improvements in the country's intellectual property rights legislation and enforcement. The USTR has moved Taiwan from P TAIPEI -- The U.S. Trade Representat ...

  34. USTR Removes Taiwan's Priority Watch Status

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Trade Representative has downgraded Taiwan's Special 301 status citing improvements in the country's intellectual property rights legislation and enforcement. The USTR has moved Taiwan from P The U.S. Trade Representative has do ...

  35. USTR Removes Taiwan's Priority Watch Status

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Trade Representative has downgraded Taiwan's Special 301 status citing improvements in the country's intellectual property rights legislation and enforcement. The USTR has moved Taiwan from P The U.S. Trade Representative has do ...

  36. Justice Dep't Convicts Two File-Sharers

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Department of Justice's "Operation Gridlock" anti-piracy initiative, announced last August, yielded its first major results Jan. 15 with felony convictions against two individuals for illega The U.S. Department of Justice&# ...

  37. Cyprus Authorities Get Tough On Piracy

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Police in Cyprus have begun a long-overdue campaign against many of the Mediterranean island's CD and DVD pirates, the Motion Picture Assn. confirmed today (Jan. 17). Police in Cyprus have begun a long-overdue campaign against many of the Med ...

  38. Cyprus Authorities Get Tough On Piracy

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Police in Cyprus have begun a long-overdue campaign against many of the Mediterranean island's CD and DVD pirates, the Motion Picture Assn. confirmed today (Jan. 17). Police in Cyprus have begun a long-overdue campaign against many of the Med ...

  39. MIPI Raids ISP For Evidence

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigation on Jan. 14 raided the Sydney office of Internet service provider ComCen to gather evidence on the song-sharing service MP3s4free.net. SYDNEY -- Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigati ...

  40. Spanish Gov't Proposes Piracy Crackdown

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Spain's socialist government is drawing up the country's first national anti-piracy plan, involving 11 ministries, police and the courts, major music business bodies, Internet service providers and te MADRID -- Spain's socialist gov ...

  41. Spanish Gov't Proposes Piracy Crackdown

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Anti-piracy measures to be agreed by March. Anti-piracy measures to be agreed by March. News ...

  42. Spanish Gov't Proposes Piracy Crackdown

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Spain's socialist government is drawing up the country's first national anti-piracy plan, involving 11 ministries, police and the courts, major music business bodies, Internet service providers and te Spain's socialist government is ...

  43. Spanish Gov't Proposes Piracy Crackdown

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Spain's socialist government is drawing up the country's first national anti-piracy plan, involving 11 ministries, police and the courts, major music business bodies, Internet service providers and te Spain's socialist government is ...

  44. China Toughens Stance On Intellectual Property

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST China promised on Dec. 21 to get tougher on copyright and patent violations, a long-awaited move that may ease U.S. concerns over rampant piracy believed to cost foreign businesses billions of dollars BEIJING (Reuters) -- China promised on Dec. 21 ...

  45. Mexican Authorities Seize 16m Blank CD-Rs

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Several raids coordinated by Mexican authorities at the end of November have resulted in the seizure of 16 million blank CD-Rs, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry announced Dec. LONDON -- Several raids coordinated by Mexican ...

  46. Mexican Authorities Seize 16m Blank CD-Rs

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Several raids coordinated by Mexican authorities at the end of November have resulted in the seizure of 16 million blank CD-Rs, the IFPI announced today (Dec. 21). Several raids coordinated by Mexican authorities at the end of November have result ...

  47. Mexican Authorities Seize 16m Blank CD-Rs

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Several raids coordinated by Mexican authorities at the end of November have resulted in the seizure of 16 million blank CD-Rs, the IFPI announced today (Dec. 21). Several raids coordinated by Mexican authorities at the end of November have result ...

  48. Dutch Authorities Shut Down eDonkey Servers

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Action taken by Dutch anti-piracy organization Brein, along with the country's fiscal intelligence and investigation service FIOD-ECD, resulted in the closure of two servers suspected of offering link AMSTERDAM -- Action taken by Dutch anti-p ...

  49. IFPI Loses Russian CD Plant Court Case

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) has failed in its bid to prosecute a Russian optical disc manufacturer, which it claims was responsible for producing high volumes of c LONDON -- The International Federation of the ...

  50. California Raids Slam CD Plants

    December 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Law enforcement officials raided five Southern California CD manufacturing plants early this morning (Dec. 16), seizing property valued in excess of $50 million, the RIAA says. Law enforcement officials raided five Southern California CD manufactu ...

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