Piracy

  1. Feds Raid D.C. Videogame Stores

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST A joint federal-agency task force on Dec. 1 raided three Pandora's Cube videogame and computer outlets in suburban Washington, D.C., shopping centers, with the authority to seize circumvention devices ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- A joint federal-a ...

  2. IFPI Loses Russian CD Plant Court Case

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Russobit-Soft piracy claims rejected. Russobit-Soft piracy claims rejected. News ...

  3. IFPI Loses Russian CD Plant Court Case

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST The IFPI has failed in its bid to prosecute a Russian optical disc manufacturer which it claims was responsible for producing high volumes of counterfeit CDs. The IFPI has failed in its bid to prosecute a Russian optical disc manufacturer which it ...

  4. IFPI Loses Russian CD Plant Court Case

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Russobit-Soft piracy claims rejected. The IFPI has failed in its bid to prosecute a Russian optical disc manufacturer which it claims was responsible for producing high volumes of counterfeit CDs. On behalf of a number of leading record companies, ...

  5. Feds Raid D.C. Videogame Stores

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST A joint federal-agency task force on Dec. 1 raided three Pandora's Cube videogame and computer outlets in suburban Washington, D.C., shopping centers, with the authority to seize circumvention devices A joint federal-agency task force on Dec. ...

  6. Scots Piracy Raids Net $19 Million In CDs, DVDs

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Central Scotland Police said on Dec. 1 it had seized more than £10 million ($19.3 million) worth of counterfeit CDs, DVDs and computer games in raids in Scottish cities that resulted in 28 arrests. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Central Scotland Poli ...

  7. Hollywood Lost $718 Mil From Asian Piracy

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rampant movie piracy in the Asian-Pacific region cost western film producers more than $718 million in lost revenue in 2003, up from $574 million in 2000, the Motion Picture Assn. (MPA) said Dec. 3. BANGKOK (Reuters) -- Rampant movie piracy in the ...

  8. Scot Cops Arrest 28 In Anti-Piracy Crackdown

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Central Scotland Police made 28 arrests and seized counterfeit product valued at more than £10 million ($19 million) in what is being hailed as one of Britain's most successful anti-piracy busts. Central Scotland Police made 28 arrests and se ...

  9. Scot Cops Arrest 28 In Anti-Piracy Crackdown

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Central Scotland Police made 28 arrests and seized counterfeit product valued at more than £10 million ($19 million) in what is being hailed as one of Britain's most successful anti-piracy busts. Central Scotland Police made 28 arres ...

  10. Mafia Target Anti-Piracy Police

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Italy's war on music piracy has reached a new level of violence. A Naples-based officer in Italy's Guardia di Finanza, or "fiscal police," has been fired at by members of the local mafia. The incident MILAN -- Italy's war ...

  11. Eminem, Snoop Albums Moved Up

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST IGA makes moves due to piracy. IGA makes moves due to piracy. News ...

  12. Italy's "Jolly Roger" Raids Net 7 Arrests

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Italy's anti-piracy organization FPM has completed the first phase of its year-long "Operation Jolly Roger" investigation. Led by local District Attorney Francesco Soviero and officers with Italy's "F NAPLES, Italy -- Ital ...

  13. LAPD Seizes Mobile DVD Lab

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Los Angeles police seized 22,500 pirated DVDs and two customized vans, one serving as a mobile DVD burning lab and the other as a mobile pirate-DVD store, the Motion Picture Assn. of American said Oct NEW YORK -- Los Angeles police seized 22,500 p ...

  14. LAPD Seizes Mobile DVD Lab

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles police seized 22,500 pirated DVDs and two customized vans, one serving as a mobile DVD burning lab and the other as a mobile pirate-DVD store, the Motion Picture Assn. of American said tod Los Angeles police seized 22,500 pirated DVDs ...

  15. LAPD Seizes Mobile DVD Lab

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles police seized 22,500 pirated DVDs and two customized vans, one serving as a mobile DVD burning lab and the other as a mobile pirate-DVD store, the Motion Picture Assn. of American said tod Los Angeles police seized 22,500 pirated DVDs ...

  16. Sardinia Raids Net 15 Arrests

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italian law enforcement officers arrested 15 individuals during a series of raids on piracy and drug operations in Sardinia, Oct. 16-17. MILAN -- Italian law enforcement officers arrested 15 individuals during a series of raids on piracy and drug ...

  17. Disc Makers Sign On For RepliCheck

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sanyo, JVC, Q-Media, others to use anti-piracy service. Sanyo, JVC, Q-Media, others to use anti-piracy service. News ...

  18. Italy's 'Jolly Roger' Raids Net 7 Arrests

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italy's anti-piracy organization FPM has completed the first phase of its year-long "Operation Jolly Roger" investigation. Led by local District Attorney Francesco Soviero and officers with Italy's "F Italy's anti-pir ...

  19. Italy's 'Jolly Roger' Raids Net 7 Arrests

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italy's anti-piracy organization FPM has completed the first phase of its year-long "Operation Jolly Roger" investigation. Led by local District Attorney Francesco Soviero and officers with Italy's "F Italy's anti-pir ...

  20. Sardinia Raids Net 15 Arrests

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italian law enforcement officers arrested 15 individuals during a series of raids in Sardinia, Oct. 16-17. Italian law enforcement officers arrested 15 individuals during a series of raids on piracy and drug operations in Sardinia, Oct. 16-17. Lar ...

  21. Sardinia Raids Net 15 Arrests

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italian law enforcement officers arrested 15 individuals during a series of raids in Sardinia, Oct. 16-17. Italian law enforcement officers arrested 15 individuals during a series of raids on piracy and drug operations in Sardinia, Oct. 16-17. Lar ...

  22. Universal Malaysia's Monteiro To Chair RIM

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music (Malaysia) managing director Sandy Monteiro has been elected chairman of local labels body the Recording Industry of Malaysia (RIM) for a two-year term. Monteiro replaces Darren Choy, Universal Music (Malaysia) managing director Sa ...

  23. Brit Judge Orders ISPs To Expose Uploaders

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.K. trade body the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) has won the latest round in its war against online music piracy. The High Court in London today (Oct. 14) granted an order forcing four Internet U.K. trade body the British Phonographic Indus ...

  24. Brit Judge Orders ISPs Expose Uploaders

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.K. trade body the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) has won the latest round in its war against online music piracy. The High Court in London today (Oct. 14) granted an order forcing four Internet U.K. trade body the British Phonographic Indus ...

  25. U.K., France To Start Suing File-sharers

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European music pirates hit with 459 suits. European music pirates hit with 459 suits. News ...

  26. U.S. Announces STOP, IP Initiative

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Four top officials of the Bush administration announced Oct. 4 an initiative to crack down on the global theft of U.S. intellectual property. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Four top officials of the Bush administration announced Oct. 4 an initiative to crack ...

  27. House OKs Anti-Piracy Act

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The House of Representatives on Sept. 28 passed the Piracy Deterrence and Education Act of 2004, considered one of the most important pieces of anti-piracy legislation to be approved by the 108th Cong WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The House of Representativ ...

  28. U.S. Gov't Unveils IP Initiative

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT STOP program will target domestic, int'l pirates. STOP program will target domestic, int'l pirates. News ...

  29. House OKs Anti-Piracy Act

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bill calls for felony prosecution of uploaders. The House of Representatives this afternoon (Sept. 28) passed the Piracy Deterrence and Education Act of 2004, considered one of the most important pieces of anti-piracy legislation to be approved by ...

  30. Justice Dept. Raids Net Song Swappers

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The record industry's anti-piracy czar has given a thumbs-up to Operation Digital Gridlock, the Justice Department's attempt to snare individuals who illegally distribute copyrighted material on peer- WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The record indus ...

  31. New Taiwan Laws To Boost Music Biz

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Copyright legislation aims to tackle piracy. Copyright legislation aims to tackle piracy. News ...

  32. New Taiwan Laws To Boost Music Biz

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Taiwan's music industry has welcomed new laws that strengthen the country's fight against online and optical-media piracy. Taiwan's music industry has welcomed new laws that strengthen the country's fight against online and opt ...

  33. New Taiwan Laws To Boost Music Biz

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Taiwan's music industry has welcomed new laws that strengthen the country's fight against online and optical-media piracy. Taiwan's music industry has welcomed new laws that strengthen the country's fight against online and opt ...

  34. Justice Dep't Raids Net Song Swappers

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The record industry's anti-piracy czar has given a thumbs up to the Department of Justice's Operation Digital Gridlock, the federal government's attempt to snare individuals who illegally distribute c The record industry's anti ...

  35. Scotland Raid Nets 14 Pirates

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fourteen people were arrested and £1 million ($1.82 million) worth of counterfeit product was seized Aug. 17 during a multi-agency raid on Paddy's Market in Glasgow, Scotland. LONDON -- Fourteen people were arrested and £1 million ($1.82 mill ...

  36. Scotland Raid Nets 14 Pirates

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fourteen people were arrested and £1 million ($1.82) worth of counterfeit product was seized yesterday during a multi-agency raid on Paddy's Market, in Glasgow, Scotland. Fourteen people were arrested and £1 million ($1.82 million) w ...

  37. Scotland Raid Nets 14 Pirates

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fourteen people were arrested and £1 million ($1.82) worth of counterfeit product was seized yesterday during a multi-agency raid on Paddy's Market, in Glasgow, Scotland. Fourteen people were arrested and £1 million ($1.82 million) w ...

  38. British Government Launches Anti-Piracy Plan

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The British government has unveiled a national strategy on fighting counterfeiters, with a special focus on intellectual property (IP). LONDON -- The British government has unveiled a national strategy on fighting counterfeiters, with a special fo ...

  39. IFPI Report: Global Music Piracy Cost $4.5 Bil. In 2003

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT More than one in three physical recordings sold in the world is a pirate product, and an estimated 1.1 billion pirated optical discs were sold in the world last year. LONDON -- More than one in three physical recordings sold in the world is a pira ...

  40. IFPI Reveals List Of Worst Piracy Offenders

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For the second year running, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) has singled out 10 countries as being the world's worst music-piracy offenders. LONDON -- For the second year running, the International Federation ...

  41. Music Biz Ponders Sony BMG Structure After EC OKs Merger

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Now that the European Commission on July 19 cleared the proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG, approval by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is the final hurdle before the deal's completion. <br clear Music Biz Ponders Sony BMG Structure A ...

  42. IFPI: Global Piracy Cost $4.5 Billion In 2003

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Pirated product accounted for an estimated $4.5 billion in worldwide music sales in 2003, according to figures unveiled today (July 22) by the IFPI. Pirated product accounted for an estimated $4.5 billion in worldwide music sales in 2003, accordin ...

  43. IFPI: Global Piracy Cost $4.5 Billion In 2003

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Pirated product accounted for an estimated $4.5 billion in worldwide music sales in 2003, according to figures unveiled today (July 22) by the IFPI. Pirated product accounted for an estimated $4.5 billion in worldwide music sales in 2003, accordin ...

  44. Conference To Tackle Piracy In South Africa

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The fight against music piracy will be one of the topics discussed next week at the first conference for the various sectors of the South African music industry. JOHANNESBURG -- The fight against music piracy will be one of the topics discussed ne ...

  45. Italian P2P Campaign Aims Spotlight on Parents

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italy's anti-piracy organization FPM is to target parents in a forthcoming campaign highlighting the dangers of peer-to-peer piracy. Italy's anti-piracy organization FPM is to target parents in a forthcoming campaign highlighting the dan ...

  46. Italian P2P Campaign Aims Spotlight on Parents

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italy's anti-piracy organization FPM is to target parents in a forthcoming campaign highlighting the dangers of peer-to-peer piracy. Italy's anti-piracy organization FPM is to target parents in a forthcoming campaign highlighting the dan ...

  47. Strict Sentence For British CD Pirate

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The international recorded music industry has welcomed a lengthy jail sentence handed down to one of the world's most prolific CD pirates. Mark Purseglove, 33, was sentenced July 8 at London's Blackfr LONDON -- The international recorded ...

  48. Harsh Justice For U.K. CD Pirate

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A man described as one of the world's biggest music pirates has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail. A man described as one of the world's biggest music pirates has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail. Mark Purs ...

  49. Harsh Justice For U.K. CD Pirate

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bootlegger pocketed &#163;6.6 million over 11 years. A man described as one of the world's biggest music pirates has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail. Mark Purseglove, 33, was sentenced today (July 8) at London's Blac ...

  50. Dublin Seminar Tackles Global Piracy

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With international pirates becoming increasingly sophisticated, law enforcement agencies, governments and intellectual-property rights owners must step up their efforts and their cooperation to succes LONDON -- With international pirates becoming ...

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