Recording Industry Assn

  1. RIAA Files New Round Of Suits

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Expect the Recording Industry Assn. of America (RIAA) to continue filing lawsuits against filesharers in the near future. On May 24, RIAA announced that the trade group had filed lawsuits against 517 WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Expect the Recording Indust ...

  2. Short Session Could Hold Up Industry Bills

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The second session of the 108th Congress will be a short one. The political imperatives of lawmakers require them to be back home much of the time during a presidential campaign year, and attendance a WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The second session of the ...

  3. Short Session Could Hold Up Industry Bills

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The second session of the 108th Congress will be a short one. Congress has only about three weeks left to wrap up its entire legislative calendar. This includes top priorities such as deliberations on Short Session Could Hold Up Industry Bills Hea ...

  4. DMCA Adjustment Fuels Capitol Hill Debate

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT There's a lot of buzz on Capitol Hill about a pending bill that seeks to enlarge the "fair use" sections of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The main provision, The Digital Media Consumers WASHINGTON--There's a lot ...

  5. SAG, Aussie Union Eye Trade Pact

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Screen Actors Guild of America and its Australian counterpart are stepping up their opposition to a proposed U.S-Australia Free Trade Agreement because it may contain language that would allow pro LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter)--The Screen A ...

  6. Film Studios Mull Piracy Lawsuits

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Motion Picture Assn. of America head Jack Valenti says film studios may follow their music counterparts in pursuing individual file-sharers through the courts if online film piracy continues unabated. Ex-Exec Sues Label For Slander Ex-Fox Workers ...

  7. Japan's RIAJ Steps Up P2P Campaign

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Japanese labels have begun issuing warnings to individuals using peer-to-peer services to upload music files without authorization. Japanese labels have begun issuing warnings to individuals using peer-to-peer services to upload music files withou ...

  8. Japan's RIAJ Steps Up P2P Campaign

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Japanese labels have begun issuing warnings to individuals using peer-to-peer services to upload music files without authorization. Japanese labels have begun issuing warnings to individuals using peer-to-peer services to upload music files withou ...

  9. Artists Divided On File-Sharing

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Retailers, consumers and the Recording Industry Assn. of America have been debating file-sharing issues ad nauseum. Now, it's the musician's turn. Artists are sharply divided on whether they think file-sharing is a good or evil force for ...

  10. Producer Says He Was Forced To Inflate Film Budgets

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Film producer Elie Samaha says he was blackmailed into carrying out the budget-padding scheme that ultimately cost Intertainment Licensing more than $100 million. <br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> Harvard, Berkle ...

  11. Rock Stars, Lawmakers Meet At FMC Summit

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following a keynote speech Monday (May 3) by FCC commissioner Michael Copps, attendees at the second day of the Future of Music Policy Summit at George Washington University will hear from panelists r WASHINGTON, D.C.--Following a keynote speech M ...

  12. Eu Moves Forward With Piracy Initiative

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BRUSSELS--The European Commission last Monday formally adopted the European Union's Enforcement Directive, which provides a legal framework against piracy and counterfeiting. <br clear="none"/><br cle Olsen Twins Sue Acclai ...

  13. China's Piracy Pledge Not Convincing?

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT China pledged to reduce physical goods piracy through a nationwide campaign coordinated at the national, provincial and local level by vice premier, Wu Yi. WASHINGTON--"It is what it is." That's what the record industry's top & ...

  14. Japan Launches Entertainment Lawyer Network

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Several leading Japanese industry figures and attorneys have established a new organization called the Entertainment Lawyers Network (ELN). TOKYO--Several leading Japanese industry figures and attorneys have established a new organization called t ...

  15. Crow Flies for United Air, Sony

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Connect, Sony Corp. of America's online music service, will launch May 4 with a promo event featuring Sheryl Crow performing live on a United Airlines aircraft traveling from Chicago to Los Angel Rep. Seeks To Curb Outsourcing In Film Mi ...

  16. Film Industry Warned To Heed Piracy Warnings

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The report, called "Facing Piracy: Digital Theft in the Filmed Entertainment Industry," explores the causes of piracy, its financial consequences, and ways to address it. WASHINGTON--The film industry had better take some lessons on pira ...

  17. CERTA Tackles Piracy This Week

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Members of the newly-organized CERTA, the Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations, will meet with members of Congress April 20 to drum up support to combat entertainment piracy. WASHINGTON--Members of the newly-organized CERTA, the Co ...

  18. CERTA Tackles Piracy This Week

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WASHINGTON--Members of the newly-organized CERTA, the Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations, are meeting with members of Congress Tuesday (April 20) to drum up support to combat entert Virgin Artist Severs Ties On Contract Dispute B ...

  19. NYC Residents, Club Owners Battle Over Noise

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST LOS ANGELES--A New York City night-life ordinance is unlikely to see the light of day in 2004. But supporters say the law, which seeks to soften club noise for Manhattan residents, will eventually be Licensing Deals Abound In Wireless Market NYC R ...

  20. RIAA Promotes Pierre-Louis

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Recording Industry Assn. of America has promoted Stan Pierre-Louis to senior vice president of legal affairs. NEW YORK--The Recording Industry Assn. of America has promoted Stan Pierre-Louis to senior vice president of legal affairs. Pierre-Lo ...

  21. Kazaa Case Hits New Snag

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST SYDNEY--The Australian record industry's attempts to launch a copyright infringement case against Kazaa is facing another stumbling block. Lawyers for Kazaa's Sydney-based parent Sharman Networks lodg Internet Giants Join Forces Against ...

  22. Japan's Hamasaki Completes Gold Disc Hat-trick

    March 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Female star Ayumi Hamasaki (Avex) was today (March 10) named domestic artist of the year at the Recording Industry Assn. of Japan's (RIAJ) 18th annual Gold Disc Awards ceremony, held in Tokyo. Female star Ayumi Hamasaki (Avex) was today (Marc ...

  23. Little Resolution From Talks Between RIAA, P2P Consortium

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Very little was resolved after a meeting between the Recording Industry Assn. of America and P2P United. U.S. Senators Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and John Ensign, R-Nev., co-chairmen of the Forum on Technolog NEW YORK--Very little was resolved after last ...

  24. Clear Channel Yanks Howard Stern Off Six Channels

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST <ul><li> Victims' Relief Aid Fund Proposed In Wake Of R.I. Nightclub Deaths</li> <li> Calif. Sen. Backs Proposed New Internet Piracy Bill</li> <li> South By Southwest Conference Panels Offer CLE Credi Clear ...

  25. Congress Targeting Piracy, Obscenity Issues

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Expect a House subcommittee markup within the month of an industry bill that will put the screws to hard-goods pirates and counterfeiters who use state-of-the-art holograms and authentication componen WASHINGTON--Expect a House subcommittee markup ...

  26. Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries Calif. Music/Tech Convocation Set For Feb. 25 EU Set To Confirm New Piracy Rules Clear Channel Commun Names Levin Legal Chief King Purtich Na ...

  27. Music Vets Form New Law Firm

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Veteran music executives and attorneys Milton Olin and David Altschul have joined forces to form Altschul Olin LLP, a Sherman Oaks, Calif.-based law firm. LOS ANGELES--Veteran music executives and attorneys Milton Olin and David Altschul have join ...

  28. Japanese Labels Battle Parallel Importing

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Japanese industry organization the Recording Industry Assn. of Japan (RIAJ) has set Jan. 1, 2005, as the target date for the introduction of a new trade law giving Japanese labels the right to ban imp Japanese industry organization the Recording I ...

  29. Japanese Labels Battle Parallel Importing

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Japanese industry organization the Recording Industry Assn. of Japan (RIAJ) has set Jan. 1, 2005, as the target date for the introduction of a new trade law giving Japanese labels the right to ban imp Japanese industry organization the Recording I ...

  30. Janet Jackson May Face Class Action Over Breast Flap

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Entertainment Law Weekly brings you news on the entertainment law industry. Janet Jackson May Face Class Action Over Breast Flap Lawmakers set to mull indecency issues GESAC Urges U.S. to Change Copyright Law Music Vets Form New Law Firm Down to t ...

  31. NARAS Campaign Tackles Downloads

    February 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST In the continuing war against digital pirates, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) will introduce an educational campaign against illegal downloading during the 48th annual Gra In the continuing war against digital pirates, ...

  32. Japan CD Shipments Down, Music DVDs Up

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST RIAJ releases preliminary data for 2003 According to preliminary data issued by the Recording Industry Assn. of Japan (RIAJ), production of audio software (including music videos and music DVDs) by the trade body's 24 member companies totaled ...

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