Recording Industry Assn

  1. RIAA Files New Round Of Suits

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST defendants include students. The Recording Industry Assn. of America today (27) sued 717 illegal file sharers for copyright infringement through illegal downloading on the Internet. The number of university network users targeted in the new su ...

  2. Supreme Court Sets Date For Grokster Hearing

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Supreme Court announced Jan. 19 that it will hear oral arguments in the MGM v. Grokster case on March 29. A host of entertainment industry and artists' groups supporting the music industry's WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Supreme ...

  3. Japanese Music Market Fell 5% In 2004

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Japanese music market -- the world's second-largest -- continued the steady decline of recent years in 2004. The Japanese music market -- the world's second-largest -- continued the steady decline of recent years in 2004. Shipment da ...

  4. Japanese Music Market Fell 5% In 2004

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Japanese music market -- the world's second-largest -- continued the steady decline of recent years in 2004. The Japanese music market -- the world's second-largest -- continued the steady decline of recent years in 2004. Shipment da ...

  5. Supreme Court Sets Date For Grokster Hearing

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Supreme Court announced Jan. 19 that it will hear oral arguments in the MGM v. Grokster case on March 29. A host of entertainment industry and artists' groups have filed amicus (friend of the The U.S. Supreme Court announced Jan. 19 ...

  6. Appeals Court Nixes RIAA Subpoenas

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Recording Industry Assn. of America lost another court battle Jan. 4 in its attempt to issue subpoenas on Internet service providers to obtain personal information about subscribers alleged to be WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Recording Industry Assn ...

  7. NZ Folk Music Finalists Named

    January 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Recording Industry Assn. of New Zealand (RIANZ) yesterday (Jan. 5) named the three finalists for the country's best folk music album of 2004. The winner will be announced Jan. 30 at the 32nd Auckl The Recording Industry Assn. of New Zeala ...

  8. Japanese Market Decline Continues In 2004

    December 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Japanese music market, the world's second-largest, continued to decline in 2004, according to preliminary year-end shipment data from the Recording Industry Assn. of Japan. The Japanese music market, the world's second-largest, conti ...

  9. Court To Reconsider Sampling Case

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST The federal judges who held that an unauthorized two-second sample of a sound recording is enough to infringe a copyright agreed Dec. 20 to take a second look at their decision. NEW YORK -- The federal judges who held that an unauthorized two-seco ...

  10. Midem To Fete Lundvall

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Music's Jazz & Classics president/CEO Bruce Lundvall is to be honored with the Midem 2005 personality of the year award. EMI Music's Jazz & Classics president/CEO Bruce Lundvall is to be honored with the Midem 2005 person ...

  11. Supreme Court To Review Grokster Decision

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Supreme Court gave the nod Dec. 10 to review the federal appellate court decision that held peer-to-peer network operators Grokster and StreamCast not liable for secondary copyright infringem WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Supreme Court gav ...

  12. Lundvall To Receive Midem Award

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Music's Jazz & Classics president/CEO Bruce Lundvall is to be honored with the Midem 2005 personality of the year award. EMI Music's Jazz & Classics president/CEO Bruce Lundvall is to be honored with the Midem 2005 person ...

  13. Midem To Fete Lundvall

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Music's Jazz & Classics president/CEO Bruce Lundvall is to be honored with the Midem 2005 personality of the year award. EMI Music's Jazz & Classics president/CEO Bruce Lundvall is to be honored with the Midem 2005 person ...

  14. Japanese Labels Seek IDs Of File Sharers

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Seven Japanese labels sent warning letters Nov. 15 to Internet service providers, demanding that they disclose the names of individuals who have allegedly uploaded unauthorized music files to the Inte TOKYO -- Seven Japanese labels sent warning le ...

  15. Japan's RIAJ Steps Up P2P Battle

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Seven Japanese labels sent warning letters on Nov. 15 to Internet service providers demanding that they disclose the names of individuals who have allegedly used file-exchange software to upload unaut TOKYO -- Seven Japanese labels sent warning le ...

  16. Japan's RIAJ Steps Up P2P Battle

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Seven Japanese labels yesterday (Nov. 15) sent warning letters to Internet service providers demanding that they disclose the names of individuals who have allegedly used file-exchange software to upl Seven Japanese labels yesterday (Nov. 15) sent ...

  17. Japan's RIAJ Steps Up P2P Battle

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Seven Japanese labels yesterday (Nov. 15) sent warning letters to Internet service providers demanding that they disclose the names of individuals who have allegedly used file-exchange software to upl Seven Japanese labels yesterday (Nov. 15) sent ...

  18. Japan's RIAJ Steps Up P2P Battle

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Seven Japanese labels yesterday (Nov. 15) sent warning letters to Internet service providers demanding that they disclose the names of individuals who have allegedly used file-exchange software to upl Seven Japanese labels yesterday (Nov. 15) sent ...

  19. Attorney General Ashcroft Resigns

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST As expected, Attorney General John Ashcroft resigned from the Bush administration today (Nov. 9) after almost four years of service, and nine months after the former Missouri governor (1985-1993) and As expected, Attorney General John Ashcroft res ...

  20. Artists File Amicus Briefs In Grokster Case

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST U.S. recording artists today (Nov. 8) for the first time filed a "friend of the court" brief with the U.S. Supreme Court. The musicians are asking the Court to review the so-called <A HREF="http://www U.S. recording artists today ...

  21. Japanese Production Down In First Nine Months

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Japanese music market -- the world's second-biggest -- continued its decline in the first three quarters of 2004, based on production data released by labels body the Recording Industry Assn. of J The Japanese music market -- the world� ...

  22. Supreme Court Refuses To Hear RIAA, Verizon Case

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Supreme Court refused on Oct. 12 to consider the Recording Industry Assn. of America's argument that Internet service providers should disclose, without formal court proceedings, names of the NEW YORK -- The U.S. Supreme Court refuse ...

  23. Behind the Deal: Drafting the Anti-Bootlegging Law

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The federal anti-bootlegging law, which makes the unauthorized recording, transmission and distribution of live musical performances a crime, was struck down Sept. 24 by a District Court in New York. The federal anti-bootlegging law, which makes t ...

  24. RIAA Files New Round Of Lawsuits

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Industry Assn. of America announced Sept. 30 that it has initiated a round of copyright-infringement lawsuits against 762 file sharers, including 32 individuals at 26 U.S. universities. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Recording Industry Assn ...

  25. Induce Bill Yanked For Revisions

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A markup of major legislation to go after peer-to-peer companies that "induce" the public into copyright infringement was pulled Sept. 29 from the Senate Judiciary Committee's vote agenda. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A markup of major legis ...

  26. Matsuura Appointed Prez At Japan's Avex

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Masato Matsuura was named president of Avex, Japan's biggest independent record company, at an emergency shareholders' meeting Sept. 28 in Tokyo. He replaces Toshio Kobayashi, who becomes the company' Masato Matsuura was named presi ...

  27. Matsuura Appointed Prez At Japan's Avex

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Masato Matsuura was named president of Avex, Japan's biggest independent record company, at an emergency shareholders' meeting today (Sept. 28) in Tokyo. He replaces Toshio Kobayashi, who becomes the Masato Matsuura was named president o ...

  28. Matsuura Appointed Prez At Japan's Avex

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Masato Matsuura was named president of Avex, Japan's biggest independent record company, at an emergency shareholders' meeting today (Sept. 28) in Tokyo. He replaces Toshio Kobayashi, who becomes the Masato Matsuura was named president o ...

  29. New York Court Strikes Down Anti-Bootlegging Criminal Statute

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bootleg recordings of live concerts may no longer be a federal crime in New York City, at least if one judge's opinion is upheld. NEW YORK -- Bootleg recordings of live concerts may no longer be a federal crime in New York City, at least if o ...

  30. Digital Piracy Shifts To Radio

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Technologies that let people record satellite and Internet radio broadcasts digitally are opening a new front in the recording industry's war on music piracy. LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Technologies that let people record satellite and Internet radi ...

  31. RIAJ Appoints Sato Chairman

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Industry Assn. of Japan (August 2) today confirmed Osamu Sato as its new chairman. Sato, 62, is president of leading Japanese label Pony Canyon. The Recording Industry Assn. of Japan (August 2) today confirmed Osamu Sato as its new c ...

  32. Consumers Sued For Illegal Downloading Feeling Pressure

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A woman in Milwaukee and her ex-boyfriend are under orders to pay thousands to the recording industry. A man in California refinanced his home to pay an $11,000 settlement. A year after it began, the WASHINGTON (AP) -- A woman in Milwaukee and her ...

  33. Opposing Groups Present Changes To Induce Act

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Consumer Electronics Assn. and 10 other groups that oppose the pending Induce Act have hammered out alternative language for the legislation and presented it to Senate leaders on Aug. 25. WASHINGTON -- The Consumer Electronics Assn. (CEA) and ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. RIAJ Appoints Kobayashi To Board

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Toshio Kobayashi has been named to the board of directors of Japanese labels group the Recording Industry Assn. of Japan (RIAJ). Toshio Kobayashi has been named to the board of directors of Japanese labels group the Recording Industry Assn. of Jap ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. Shakeup at Japan's Avex Claims Yoda

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Executive in-fighting has led to a senior management shakeup at Avex Inc., Japan's leading independent record label. Tom Yoda has stepped down as the company's chairman/CEO and taken the post of non-v Executive in-fighting has led to a s ...

  38. Value Of Japan's Biz Down 7% In First Half

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Japan's music market continued to struggle in the first half of 2004, according to production data released by the Recording Industry Assn. of Japan (RIAJ). Japan's music market continued to struggle in the first half of 2004, according ...

  39. Copyright Office Seeks Performance Right For HD Radio

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Copyright Office has told Congress that with the advent of high-definition (HD) digital radio, the time has come to grant a full performance right in sound recording to labels and artists. WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Copyright Office has told ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. Nothing Better To Do Than Sue

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In perhaps the worst corporate blunder since the introduction of New Coke, the Recording Industry Assn. of America (RIAA) has filed 493 more lawsuits in a vain attempt to stop the scourge of downloadi In perhaps the worst corporate blunder since t ...

  42. RIAA Takes Aim At Digital Radio Recorders

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Recording Industry Assn. of America (RIAA) chairman/CEO Mitch Bainwol says that while he is "enthusiastic" about High Definition (HD) digital radio, the trade group has major concerns that the planned WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Recording Indust ...

  43. Final Vote Set For California Royalty Bill

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The crusade by California State Sen. Kevin Murray to help recording artists collect unpaid royalties is approaching the finish line. His legislation, dubbed the Recording Industry Accounting Practice SACRAMENTO -- The crusade by California State S ...

  44. IFPI Warns of More Legal Action Against Euro File Sharers

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI is promising "more legal actions" against alleged illegal file-sharers. Sweden, the United Kingdom and France are the next territories lined up for action in Europe by the international trade LONDON -- The IFPI is promising &quo ...

  45. Sony, BMG To Defend Merger Plans Before EC

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Top executives from Sony Music and BMG will take center stage in Brussels this week for the European Commission's oral hearing on the proposed merger of the companies. The June 14-15 hearing with the Sony, BMG To Defend Merger Plans Before EC ...

  46. House To Re-Examine DMCA Digital Royalty Issue

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A House copyright panel will soon announce an oversight hearing to review a section of the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) that deals with the performance right for digital sound recordin WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A House copyright panel wi ...

  47. Euro Courts Showing Support For Copy-Protection Measures

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In the controversial issue of copy protection, a series of court cases in Europe have been decided in favor of the music industry. A few weeks after a French court dismissed legal action against label BRUSSELS -- In the controversial issue of copy ...

  48. UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group (UMG) has filed suit against three subsidiaries of New York-based American International Group Inc. (AIG): American Home Assurance Co., National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pitts UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case NIP ...

  49. Japan's Import Ban Gets Green Light

    June 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As expected, the Lower House of Japan's Diet (parliament) today passed an amendment to the 1972 Copyright Law that gives local labels the right to stop "gray imports" from entering Japan. As expected, the Lower House of Japan's ...

  50. Murray Anti-Piracy Bill Advances

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A spokeswoman for California Sen. Kevin Murray, D-Culver City, says a committee in the Assembly may hold a hearing on his anti-piracy bill, SB 1506, in June. The Senate passed the bill in a 33-0 vote WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A spokeswoman for Californi ...

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