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  1. Japanese 2005 Market Showed Signs Of Improvement

    January 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Japanese recorded music market -- the world's second-largest -- showed slightly improved results for calendar year 2005, according to production data reported today (Jan. 17) by labels body the Re The Japanese recorded music market -- the ...

  2. Content Control Debated At DEMXPO

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Conference, awards held Nov. 30-Dec. 1 in L.A. Old media brands and new technology startups could agree on one thing at the 2006 Digital Entertainment & Media Expo conference—the digital entertainment industry has a long way to go before it at ...

  3. Japanese Gov't Nixes 'iPod Tax'

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST A proposed "iPod tax" on hard-disc and flash-memory music players has been given a final thumbs-down by a Japanese government committee. A proposed "iPod tax" on hard-disc and flash-memory music players has been given a final t ...

  4. Japanese Gov't Nixes 'iPod Tax'

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST A proposed "iPod tax" on hard-disc and flash-memory music players has been given a final thumbs-down by a Japanese government committee. A proposed "iPod tax" on hard-disc and flash-memory music players has been given a final t ...

  5. Mobile Downloads Dominate Japan Q3 Digital Biz

    November 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mobile accounts for 90%-plus of all downloads. Mobile downloads are by far the most popular digital distribution medium in Japan, according to quarterly data released Thursday (Nov. 24) by labels body the Recording Industry Assn. of Japan. The RIA ...

  6. Mobile Downloads Dominate Japan Q3 Digital Biz

    November 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mobile downloads are by far the most popular digital distribution medium in Japan, according to quarterly data released Thursday (Nov. 24) by labels body the Recording Industry Assn. of Japan. The RIA Mobile downloads are by far the most popular d ...

  7. Gov't Sends Anti-Piracy Message To Russia

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. House of Representatives Nov. 16 passed a "sense of the Congress" resolution that the Russian Federation should get serious about enforcing its anti-piracy laws and prosecuting pirates of U.S WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. House o ...

  8. Sony BMG Recalls CDs

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG is pulling millions of copy-protected CDs from U.S. store shelves in response to a mounting controversy over software contained on the discs that behaves like spyware. NEW YORK -- Sony BMG is pulling millions of copy-protected CDs from U. ...

  9. Gov't Sends Anti-Piracy Message To Russia

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. House of Representatives last night (Nov. 16) passed a "sense of the Congress" resolution that the Russian Federation should get serious about enforcing its anti-piracy laws and prosecuting p The U.S. House of Representatives la ...

  10. Japanese Gov't Postpones 'iPod Tax'

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST As expected, a Japanese government committee has recommended that the introduction of an "iPod tax" on portable digital music players be postponed for at least a year. TOKYO -- As expected, a Japanese government committee has recommended ...

  11. DOJ Unveils Anti-Piracy Legislative Package

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Nov. 10 that the Department of Justice has a proposed legislative package ready for introduction in Congress aimed at cracking down on copyright crimes and WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Attorney General Alber ...

  12. DOJ Unveils Anti Piracy Legislative Package

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Bainwol, RIAA hail IP protection plans. U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales yesterday (Nov. 10) said the Department of Justice has a proposed legislative package ready for introduction in Congress aimed at cracking down on copyright crimes and ...

  13. Japanese Gov't Postpones 'iPod Tax'

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST As expected, a Japanese government committee has recommended that the introduction of an "iPod tax" on portable digital music players be postponed for at least a year. As expected, a Japanese government committee has recommended that the ...

  14. Japanese Gov't Postpones 'iPod Tax'

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST As expected, a Japanese government committee has recommended that the introduction of an "iPod tax" on portable digital music players be postponed for at least a year. As expected, a Japanese government committee has recommended that the ...

  15. Reports: Japan iPod Tax Report Due

    November 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST In a report due out tomorrow (Nov. 11), a Japanese government committee is expected to recommend that the introduction of an "iPod tax" on portable digital music players be postponed for at least two In a report due out tomorrow (Nov. 11 ...

  16. College Music Subscriptions Erode Value of Music

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Encouraging colleges to offer low-price music subscriptions and downloads to their students may be as detrimental to the music industry's long-term health as the piracy that the business hopes to erad Barry Sosnick is president of Earful.info ...

  17. Hollywood Raises 'Flag' Issue

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Entertainment industry executives Nov. 3 attempted to convince lawmakers to approve laws that would ensure copyright holders' ability to protect content delivered by digital TV and radio broadcasts. WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) - ...

  18. U.S. Trade Reps Send Warning To China

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST The office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has sent China a letter warning that the country needs to enforce its criminal penalties for piracy or face penalties as a World Trade Organization m WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The office of the U.S. Tra ...

  19. U.S. Trade Reps Send Warning To China

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'Enforce piracy penalties or face consequences.' The office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has sent China a letter warning that the country needs to enforce its criminal penalties for piracy or face penalties as a WTO member. US ...

  20. Red Eye Releases 'Come Together' Benefit Single

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT All-star song currently available on iTunes. Red Eye Distribution has signed Denise Rich's newly-formed 785 Records and the first release will be "Come Together Now," a Katrina benefit single. The Haw River, N.C.-based distributor w ...

  21. An Accurate Sales Picture Requires Data On Digital

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Numerous articles appear weekly regarding the decline of the music business. The media utilizes Nielsen SoundScan's information and Billboard's charts as the primary barometers of our industry's healt Jordan Katz is co-president of ...

  22. Japanese Biz Down In First Three Quarters

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Japanese recorded music market -- the world's second-biggest -- continued its ongoing decline in the first three quarters of 2005, based on January-September production data released today (Oct. 1 The Japanese recorded music market -- the ...

  23. Grand Jury Indicts In Largest U.S. CD Piracy Raid

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A federal grand jury in California indicted three individuals Oct. 12 in connection with the largest pirated CD manufacturing raid in U.S. history. NEW YORK -- A federal grand jury in California indicted three individuals Oct. 12 in connection wit ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Tom Petty To Receive Billboard's Century Award

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tom Petty presented the inaugural Billboard Century Award in 1992 to George Harrison. Now it is Petty's turn to receive the honor. The Century Award, Billboard's highest honor for creative achievement Tom Petty presented the inaugural Bi ...

  26. Piracy Raids Target California, Texas

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Over 100 law enforcement officers in the San Francisco Bay area and Austin, Tex., simultaneously raided illegal CD and DVD plants Oct. 6, making the first arrests after a two-year undercover investiga Over 100 law enforcement officers in the San F ...

  27. Law Enforcement Raid Illegal CD/DVD Plants

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Result of two-year undercover investigation. Over 100 law enforcement officers in the San Francisco Bay area and Austin, Tex., simultaneously raided illegal CD and DVD plants this morning (Oct. 6), making the first arrests after a two-year underco ...

  28. Labels File New Wave Of Lawsuits

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Major record companies filed lawsuits Sept. 29 against 757 more individuals at 17 colleges. NEW YORK -- Major record companies filed lawsuits Sept. 29 against 757 more individuals at 17 colleges. The "John Doe" lawsuits will seek the ide ...

  29. RIAA Argues Against New Portable Players

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Industry Assn. of America has contacted satellite radio giants XM and Sirius, expressing its worry over new portable players to be unveiled this fall. The devices will allow listeners to WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Recording Industry Ass ...

  30. Specter: Congress To Hold Off On Copyright Issues

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Until the lower courts review the case, Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) told music and technology witnesses at a morning hearing Sept. 28, Congress plans to "do nothing" WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Until the lower ...

  31. Labels File New Wave Of Lawsuits

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT individuals at 17 colleges targeted. Major record companies have filed lawsuits today (Sept. 29) against 757 more individuals at 17 colleges. The "John Doe" lawsuits will seek the identities of those users sharing unauthorized music ...

  32. Specter: Congress To Hold Off On Copyright Issues

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT No short term plans for intervention. Until the lower courts review the case, Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa. told music and technology witness at a morning hearing today (Sept. 28) that Congress plans to "do not ...

  33. RIAA Argues Against New Portable Players

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Devices allow listeners to store, record songs. The Recording Industry Assn. of America (RIAA) has contacted satellite radio giants XM and Sirius, expressing its worry over new portable players to be unveiled this fall. The devices will allow list ...

  34. P2P Music Sites Closing Doors

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In the continuing legal fallout among underworld peer-to-peer music services, popular file-sharing site WinMX.com ceased operating and the New York office of eDonkey.com appeared to be closed, industr (Reuters) -- In the continuing legal fallout a ...

  35. RIAA Sends P2Ps 'Cease And Desist' Letters

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In an indication that its patience is wearing thin following the Supreme Court's decision in the Grokster case this summer, the recording industry's trade association has sent "cease and desist" lette WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Holl ...

  36. First Recording Arts Day Set For Capitol Hill

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The first-ever Recording Arts Day will bring more than 50 musicians and music professionals to Capitol Hill Sept. 7 to visit lawmakers and spread the word about the importance of the recording arts in The first-ever Recording Arts Day will bring m ...

  37. Yoda Re-Emerges At Japanese Indie Dreamusic

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former Avex chairman/CEO Tom Yoda has been named chairman/CEO of independent record company Dreamusic. TOKYO -- Former Avex chairman/CEO Tom Yoda has been named chairman/CEO of independent record company Dreamusic. Yoda, who owns 72% of the Tokyo- ...

  38. Yoda Re-Emerges At Japanese Indie Dreamusic

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former Avex chairman/CEO Tom Yoda has been named chairman/CEO of independent record company Dreamusic. Yoda, who owns 72% of the Tokyo-based company, had been named special advisor in January, and th Former Avex chairman/CEO Tom Yoda has been name ...

  39. Washington Roundup: Hearings, Lawsuits

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT This Washington Roundup takes a look at the recent follow-up hearing on Grokster, the RIAA's new round of "John Doe" lawsuits against 765 illegal file sharers across the country--that brings the total The Senate and House adjourned ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. President Names Int'l Intellectual Property Czar

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Position newly created in cabinet. President George W. Bush has created new position in his cabinet for an international intellectual property czar. Bush announced the appointment July 22, tapping Chris Israel, who was deputy chief of staff for U. ...

  42. Behind the Deal: Music Licensing Reform & Proposed Bills

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For more than a year, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property has been holding hearings on music licensing needs in the digital age. It has For more than a year, the U.S. House Judic ...

  43. Japanese Shipments Down In First Half

    July 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Japanese recorded music market -- the world's second-biggest -- declined on a wholesale shipment basis in the first half of 2005, according to January-June production data released today (July 15) The Japanese recorded music market -- the ...

  44. Ent Leaders Hope For G8 Spotlight On Russian Piracy

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bainwol, Glickman, House lawmakers call on Bush. The three-day Group of 8 (G8) summit of industrialized nations opened today in Scotland. Among top agenda items like global warming, poverty in Africa and Iraq, members of Congress and entertainment ...

  45. Labels File 784 'John Doe' Suits

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Major record labels on June 29 filed an additional 784 copyright infringement lawsuits against "John Doe" file-sharers. NEW YORK -- Major record labels on June 29 filed an additional 784 copyright infringement lawsuits against "John ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. Copyright Office Proposes License Reform Bill

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Would abolish the compulsory mechanical license. The Copyright Office offered a proposed bill June 21 to House subcommittee leaders that would abolish the compulsory mechanical license for cover recordings and could transform performing right orga ...

  50. Behind the Deal: An Interview with U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Gearing up for the ongoing fight against piracy after a change of the guards in the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales sat down with <i>ELW</i> editor and <i>Billboard</i> l Gearing up for the ong ...

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