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  1. EU Online Licensing Rules Set For Overhaul

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Key committee gives OK. A key European Parliament committee confirmed plans today (July 13) to overhaul the European Union's complex rules on collective licensing for online music. Members of the European Parliament in the Committee on Cultur ...

  2. EC Delays Romania, Bulgaria Accession Decision

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Despite concerns about rampant music and movie piracy, the European Commission has recommended that Romania and Bulgaria should join the European Union on Jan. 1, 2007, as anticipated. Despite concerns about rampant music and movie piracy, the Eur ...

  3. Britain's AIM Unlocks China Stream Pact

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The U.K.'s Association of Independent Music is powering on in China. After establishing a presence there last year, the trade body today (April 10) unveiled a groundbreaking agreement to stream music The U.K.'s Association of Independent ...

  4. European Politicians, Execs Meet For Creative Confab

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Two-day gathering set for Vienna. European Union policy-makers and representatives from the music, movie and media sectors will gather in Vienna on Thursday (March 2) and Friday to hammer out ideas for spurring the creative economy. Ministers, EU ...

  5. EU Unveils Border Breakers Awards Winners

    January 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Prize highlights border-crossing debut albums. Ministers of culture from seven European Union countries will today (Jan. 22) attend the third edition of European Border Breakers Awards at the Midem trade show. Held at the Palais des Festivals in C ...

  6. Europe Poised For New Data Laws

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST The European Parliament is expected tomorrow (Dec. 14) to back new rules that could help in the fight against music piracy by obliging telecommunications companies to keep data on customers' phone cal The European Parliament is expected tomor ...

  7. Europe Poised For New Data Laws

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST The European Parliament is expected tomorrow (Dec. 14) to back new rules that could help in the fight against music piracy by obliging telecommunications companies to keep data on customers' phone cal The European Parliament is expected tomor ...

  8. Danish Ministry Issues Music Funding Criteria

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Danish Ministry of Cultural Affairs on Nov. 29 unveiled its criteria for funding the production and marketing of pop music and its sub-genres. The Danish Ministry of Cultural Affairs on Nov. 29 unveiled its criteria for funding the production ...

  9. Piracy Threatens Romania, Bulgaria EU Hopes

    November 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST EU accession could fail if black market continues. EU accession could fail if black market continues. News ...

  10. Piracy Threatens Romania, Bulgaria EU Hopes

    November 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST European members of parliament have warned Romania and Bulgaria that they will not be able to join the European Union as planned unless they clean up the piracy and border controls in their countries. European members of parliament have warned Rom ...

  11. Piracy Threatens Romania, Bulgaria EU Hopes

    November 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST European members of parliament have warned Romania and Bulgaria that they will not be able to join the European Union as planned unless they clean up the piracy and border controls in their countries. European members of parliament have warned Rom ...

  12. China Censorship In Spotlight At Global Conference

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The plot of award-winning Chinese film "Nuan" was front and center Nov. 15 at the 2005 China Global Conference in Los Angeles. Except that one of the filmmakers, Dong Fan, president of Beijing Aureape LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Sources: Warner To Expand China Operations

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Major to set up distribution arm in mainland China. Major to set up distribution arm in mainland China. News ...

  15. U.K. Indie Labels Target China

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The British government is repeating its support for a trade mission to China by the country's independent labels following last year's successful inaugural initiative. The British government is repeating its support for a trade mission t ...

  16. EC Unveils New Collective Licensing Rules

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Aims to clear rights efficiently on an EU-wide basis. Aims to clear rights efficiently on an EU-wide basis. News ...

  17. Collecting Licensing Up For Overhaul

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Proposal for EU-wide online license. Proposal for EU-wide online license. News ...

  18. EC To Unveil Plan On Collecting Licensing

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT McCreevy to present his project in London. Plans to overhaul the European Union's complex rules on collective licensing for online music will be revealed today (Oct. 7) by the European Commission. The plan was drafted by the services of EU in ...

  19. EC Plans New Rules For Collective Licensing

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Commission to unveil changes on Oct. 5. New rules for online collective licensing arrangements are due to be unveiled by the European Commission on Wednesday (Oct. 5). The Commission will demand a series of changes in the way collecting societies ...

  20. EC Plans New Rules For Collective Licensing

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New rules for online collective licensing arrangements are due to be unveiled by the European Commission on Wednesday (Oct. 5). The Commission will demand a series of changes in the way collecting soc New rules for online collective licensing arra ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Warner, Universal Enter Int'l Pact

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Distrib agreement includes China, Russia. Warner Home Video and Universal Pictures International have entered into distribution agreements for the China and Russia markets. Under the terms of the new deals, WHV will distribute Universal product in ...

  24. Warner, Universal Enter Int'l Pact

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Distrib agreement includes China, Russia. Warner Home Video and Universal Pictures International have entered into distribution agreements for the China and Russia markets. Under the terms of the new deals, WHV will distribute Universal product in ...

  25. Euro MPs Endorse Filmmaking Aid Boost

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT European members of Parliament on Sept. 12 endorsed plans to double the European Union's aid to filmmakers. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- European members of Parliament on Sept. 12 endorsed plans to double the European Union's aid ...

  26. EU Expected To Uphold TV Quota Rules

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Parliament is due Sept. 6 to uphold European rules on television quotas, backing claims that the limits on American imports help boost local productions. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The European Parliament is due Sept. 6 to u ...

  27. EC Opens Consultation With BUMA, SABAM

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Brussels push for EU-wide c'right licensing scheme. Brussels push for EU-wide c'right licensing scheme. News ...

  28. 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) -- ...

  29. China Toughens Regs On Imports

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT China further tightens media regulations controlling foreign participation in television and the distribution of foreign online games and newspapers. BEIJING (The Hollywood Reporter) -- China has moved to further tighten media regulations controll ...

  30. EC Proposes Content Rules For Internet

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT An update of European broadcasting law could extend content rules to the Internet, the European Commission revealed July 12. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- An update of European broadcasting law could extend content rules to the Internet, th ...

  31. EC Puts Collecting Societies Under Microscope

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission will unveil controversial plans next week to boost the online music sector by opening up licensing and royalty collecting systems. The European Commission will unveil controversial plans next week to boost the online music ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. EU Looks Ahead To Tech's Future With i2010 Plan

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Union is poised to develop a regulatory framework to govern future developments in media capacity and delivery, EU Information Society and Media Commissioner Viviane Reding said June 1. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Europea ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Universal, Shanda Link For Chinese Online Biz

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In its first foray into mainland China's online music market, Universal Music South East Asia has teamed up with Shanghai-based Shanda Interactive Entertainment, one of the country's biggest online ga In its first foray into mainland Chi ...

  36. EU To Set Up Media Task Force

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST A task force will be set up within the European Commission to examine media issues, it was announced March 24. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- A task force will be set up within the European Commission to examine media issues, it was announce ...

  37. EU Regulators Eye Bans On Hate Broadcasts

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Europe's public broadcasting regulators agreed during a March 17 meeting in Brussels to coordinate procedures to combat hate broadcasts, organizers said. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Europe's public broadcasting regulators agreed ...

  38. EU Broadcaster Licensing Plan Fails

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST New proposals to simplify the licensing process for broadcasters across the European Union were rejected March 15 by members of the European Parliament and broadcast representatives at a special heari BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- New propo ...

  39. U.K. Eyes New Co-prod'n Tax Treaties

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.K. government said Feb. 28 that it has opened negotiations with five countries, including China and South Africa, to draw up film co-production treaties that will enable producers to apply for r LONDON (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The U.K. go ...

  40. IFPI Targets European Politicians

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The IFPI is stepping up its European lobbying efforts with a high-profile event targeting members of the European Parliament. The IFPI is stepping up its European lobbying efforts with a high-profile event targeting members of the European Parliam ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. Music Groups Lobby EU

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST A coalition of entertainment and media groups is calling on the European Union to foster creativity and innovation as it revamps its 10-year economic plan. BRUSSELS -- A coalition of entertainment and media groups is calling on the European Union ...

  43. Music Groups Lobby EU On Economic Plans

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Call for greater IP protection. A coalition of entertainment and media groups is calling on the European Union to focus on fostering creativity and innovation as it revamps its 10-year economic plan. An industry coalition that includes the IFPI ha ...

  44. EU Broadcast Quotas Come Under Fire

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST The European Union's rules on broadcasting quotas were challenged in the EU's highest court Jan. 19 as outdated relics that are ill-suited to cope with the needs of pay-per-view technology. BRUSSELS -- The European Union's rules on ...

  45. Melua, Rice Among Border Breakers Winners

    January 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Prize sponsored by the European Commission. Prize sponsored by the European Commission. News ...

  46. Ex-Napster Prez Joins Neurotic Media Board

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Bebel to advise digital services company. Bebel to advise digital services company. News ...

  47. Impala To File Sony BMG Appeal Next Month

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Euro indies object to EC approval of merger. Euro indies object to EC approval of merger. News ...

  48. DRM Concerns Prompt EU To Examine Microsoft-Time Warner Deal

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Software giant Microsoft Corp. and media and entertainment powerhouse Time Warner Inc. ran into fresh trouble with the European Union on Aug. 25, as antitrust regulators ordered an in-depth probe of t BRUSSELS (AP) -- Software giant Microsoft Corp ...

  49. Hearing Date Decided For Induce Act

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Senate Judiciary Committee announced late tonight (July 15) that it will hold a hearing to examine the so-called Induce Act on July 22 in Room 226 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building. The Senate Judiciary Committee announced late tonight (Ju ...

  50. Indie Groups, Retailers Unite Vs. Sony/BMG Deal

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Independent music companies and entertainment retailers Tuesday voiced their concerns to the European Commission's decision to allow music giants Sony and BMG to merge. Independent music companies and entertainment retailers Tuesday voiced th ...

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