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  1. 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 ...

  2. MPAA, RIAA Join Internet2 Group

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The entertainment industry's two major trade associations on Sept. 9 joined the coalition of universities and research institutions known as Internet2 that is developing the next generation of hyper-f WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) ...

  3. Full Report From Day Two At NARM

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT CD sales, the digital biz and more. Struggling CD sales, a growing digital business and the industry's ongoing piracy fight dominated talk at day two of the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) convention in San Diego. In his open ...

  4. Court Nominee Roberts' Panel Rejected P2P Ruling

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT President Bush's pick to succeed Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was part of the three-judge panel that threw out a section of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that would have given entertainment comp WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Repo ...

  5. RIAA Files 784 'John Doe' Suits

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Major record labels yesterday (June 29) filed a further 784 copyright infringement lawsuits against "John Doe" file-sharers. At the same time, the Recording Industry Assn. of America continues its cou Major record labels yesterday (June ...

  6. RIAA Files 784 'John Doe' Suits

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Major record labels yesterday (June 29) filed a further 784 copyright infringement lawsuits against "John Doe" file-sharers. At the same time, the Recording Industry Assn. of America continues its cou Major record labels yesterday (June ...

  7. RIAA Goes After Students Again

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For the second time, the RIAA has targeted students with a series of copyright infringement lawsuits. The suits were filed today (May 26) against 91 students using the high-speed university computer n For the second time, the RIAA has targeted stu ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. House Passes Family Entertainment Act

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bill awaits presidential approval. The U.S. House of Representatives today (April 19) passed the Family Entertainment and Copyright Act. Among other measures, the bill authorizes civil remedies for infringement of a sound recording or movie being ...

  12. Internet2 A Pirate's Cove

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The motion picture studios and music companies launched a new attack on Internet piracy April 13 when they filed hundreds of lawsuits against university students across the country, accusing them of s WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- T ...

  13. RIAA Launching Suits Vs. College Students

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT students accused of using i2hub for trading. The RIAA has decided to sue college students who use the high-speed university network known as Internet2 to get their music for free. The trade group announced today (April 12) that it will file co ...

  14. RIAA: U.S. Biz Up 2% In 2004

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Total U.S. music shipments to retail improved 2% in 2004, reversing four straight years of industry declines, the Recording Industry Assn. of America reports. NEW YORK -- Total U.S. music shipments to retail improved 2% in 2004, reversing four str ...

  15. RIAA: U.S. Biz Up 2% In 2004

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Total U.S. music shipments to retail improved 2% in 2004, reversing four straight years of industry declines, the RIAA reports. Total U.S. music shipments to retail improved 2% in 2004, reversing four straight years of industry declines, the RIAA ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Supreme Court To Review Grokster Decision

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Supreme Court gave the nod today (Dec. 10) to review the federal appellate court decision that held peer-to-peer network operators Grokster and StreamCast not liable for secondary copyright i The U.S. Supreme Court gave the nod today (Dec ...

  18. MPAA Launches Anti-Piracy Lawsuits

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Major motion picture studios launched the first of a three-part initiative aiming to stem online movie piracy by filing an "initial wave of lawsuits" against individuals who illegally shared movies on NEW YORK -- Major motion picture stu ...

  19. Labels, Puretunes Settlement Reached

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The major labels have reached a $10 million agreement to settle their copyright-infringement lawsuit against owners and operators of the Puretunes.com Web site, the RIAA announced today (Oct. 25). NEW YORK -- The major labels have reached a $10 mi ...

  20. Majors, Puretunes Reach $10.5M Settlement

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The major labels have reached a $10.5 million agreement to settle their copyright-infringement lawsuit against owners and operators of the Puretunes.com Web site, the RIAA announced today (Oct. 25). The major labels have reached a $10.5 million ag ...

  21. RIAA: CD Albums Show Growth In First Half

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. music market in 2004 showed its first half-year total shipment gain in five years, driven by growth of CD albums, according to a new report from the RIAA. The U.S. music market in 2004 showed its first half-year total shipment gain in fiv ...

  22. Ashcroft OKs Major IP Crime Crackdown

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT DOJ to bow 'most aggessive' efforts ever. Artists and labels can look forward to ramped up efforts by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to go after major copyright infringers. Attorney General John Ashcroft announced today (Oct. 12) that h ...

  23. Induce Act Yanked Again; Floor Vote Unlikely

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For the <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/legal_management/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000650858">second week in a row</A>, Induce legislation co-sponsor and Judiciary Committe For the second week in a ...

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

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The recorded music industry is stepping up its fight against illegal file-sharing by launching 459 legal actions against music "uploaders" throughout Europe. The recorded music industry is stepping up its fight against illegal file-shari ...

  25. Altnet Sues RIAA For Patent Infringement

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Altnet and its parent, Brilliant Digital Entertainment, have filed a civil suit against the RIAA and others, alleging breach of "TrueNames" patents that are used to identify digital files. SAN FRANCISCO -- Altnet and its parent, Brillian ...

  26. Altnet Sues RIAA For Patent Infringement

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Altnet and its parent, Brilliant Digital Entertainment, have filed a civil suit against the RIAA and others, alleging the breach of "TrueNames" patents that are used to identify digital files. Altnet and its parent, Brilliant Digital Ent ...

  27. RIAA Sues 744 Consumers

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA announced Aug. 25 that it filed a new round of copyright-infringement lawsuits against consumers -- this time, targeting 744 individuals alleged to have used peer-to-peer platforms such as eD NEW YORK -- The RIAA announced Aug. 25 that it ...

  28. RIAA Files 744 More Suits

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA announced today (Aug. 25) that it has filed a new round of copyright-infringement lawsuits against consumers -- this time, targeting 744 individuals alleged to have used peer-to-peer platform The RIAA announced today (Aug. 25) that it has ...

  29. RIAA Set To Kick Off Digital Awards

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Billboard's Conniff to host Aug. 30 event. The RIAA will officially kick off its Digital Awards Program Aug. 30 at the Paris Theatre in Miami Beach. Hosted by Billboard co-executive editor Tamara Conniff, the awards reception will recognize t ...

  30. RIAA Set To Kick Off Digital Awards

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Billboard's Conniff to host Aug. 30 event. The RIAA will officially kick off its Digital Awards Program Aug. 30 at the Paris Theatre in Miami Beach. Hosted by Billboard co-executive editor Tamara Conniff, the awards reception will recognize t ...

  31. Court Nixes RIAA Appeal In Grokster Case

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Grokster and StreamCast, distributors of peer-to-peer file-sharing software, are not contributorily or vicariously liable for copyright infringements by users, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Grokster and StreamCast, distributors of peer-t ...

  32. RIAA, iMesh Settle Lawsuit

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA says its member companies have reached a settlement in their copyright-infringement lawsuit against peer-to-peer network iMesh. NEW YORK -- The RIAA says its member companies have reached a settlement in their copyright-infringement lawsu ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. Industry Eyes On Induce Act Hearing

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mitch Bainwol, chairman/CEO of the RIAA, will be the record-industry witness at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing today (July 22) on the so-called Induce bill. Mitch Bainwol, chairman/CEO of the RIAA, will be the record-industry witness at th ...

  35. RIAA, iMesh Settle Lawsuit

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA says its member companies have reached a settlement in their copyright-infringement lawsuit against peer-to-peer network iMesh. The RIAA says its member companies have reached a settlement in their copyright-infringement lawsuit against p ...

  36. RIAA, iMesh Settle Lawsuit

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA says its member companies have reached a settlement in their copyright-infringement lawsuit against peer-to-peer network iMesh. The RIAA says its member companies have reached a settlement in their copyright-infringement lawsuit against p ...

  37. Controversial Induce Act Headed For Hearing

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Senate Judiciary Committee has planned a hearing for July 22 to debate the so-called Induce Act. Meanwhile, RIAA chairman/CEO Mitch Bainwol on July 13 sent a letter of support for the legislation WASHINGTON -- The Senate Judiciary Committee ha ...

  38. Songwriter Sues EMI Pub For Withholding Royalties

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter Giuseppe "Beppe" Canterelli has filed a class-action lawsuit against EMI Music Publishing, alleging that the company engages in unfair business practices by failing to promptly pay out uncl Songwriter Sues EMI Pub For Withhold ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. Controversial Induce Act Headed For Hearing

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Senate Judiciary Committee is poised to announce a hearing to debate the so-called Induce Act. Meanwhile, RIAA chairman/CEO Mitch Bainwol today (July 13) sent a letter of support for the legislati The Senate Judiciary Committee is poised to an ...

  41. Hatch's 'Induce' Bill Spurs Debate Among Industry Groups

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA and recording-artist organizations are disputing claims that the proposed "Inducing Infringement of Copyrights Act" would undermine the Supreme Court's 1984 Sony-Betamax decision on legitimat WASHINGTON, D.C.-The RIAA and r ...

  42. Phil Spector Sues Robert Shapiro Over $1.5M Retainer

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Producer Phil Spector has filed suit against his former attorney and longtime friend Robert Shapiro, in an attempt to reclaim a $1.5 million retainer Shapiro took when he represented Spector in his on Phil Spector Sues Robert Shapiro Over $1.5M Re ...

  43. RIAA Taking Gold/Platinum Honors Digital

    July 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA is expanding its gold and platinum awards program to digital downloads. Download awards will be given out starting in August, based on sales of label-licensed singles at services such as Naps The RIAA is expanding its gold and platinum aw ...

  44. RIAA Taking Gold/Platinum Honors Digital

    July 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA is expanding its gold and platinum awards program to digital downloads. Download awards will be given out starting in August, based on sales of label-licensed singles at services such as Naps The RIAA is expanding its gold and platinum aw ...

  45. Hatch's Induce Act Targets P2P Services

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced a late-session bill June 22 that would allow artists and labels to sue peer-to-peer companies that profit from e WASHINGTON -- Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, the ...

  46. Hatch's Induce Act Targets P2P Services

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced a late-session bill June 22 that would allow artists and labels to sue peer-to-peer companies that profit from e Hatch's Induce Act Targets P2P Services C ...

  47. Royalty Bill Moving Ahead In California

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The quest of California State Sen. Kevin Murray (D.-Los Angeles) to help recording artists collect unpaid royalties took a big step toward becoming reality June 15 in Sacramento. However, some observe SAN FRANCISCO -- The quest of California State ...

  48. Objectors Slam Monti's Approval Of Sony-BMG Merger

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following word June 17 that European Union Competition Commissioner Mario Monti will recommend approval of the proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG, independent labels, retailers and consumer groups Objectors Slam Monti's Approval Of Sony-BM ...

  49. Interpol Links Piracy To Terrorism Funding

    June 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Report shows IP crimes aid terror groups worldwide. There is new evidence that terrorist organizations around the world are getting at least some of their funding from the sale of illegally copied intellectual property, including pirated DVDs and ...

  50. Interpol Links Piracy To Terrorism Funding

    June 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Report shows IP crimes aid terror groups worldwide. There is new evidence that terrorist organizations around the world are getting at least some of their funding from the sale of illegally copied intellectual property, including pirated DVDs and ...

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