Republican Party

  1. U.S. Companies Make Combating Intellectual Property Theft A Top Priority To China's Visiting Leader

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST U.S. companies have long demanded that China let its currency rise to make U.S. exports cheaper. But as President Hu Jintao visits Washington this week, U.S. companies are stressing other goals: Stopping the theft of intellectual property. And get ...

  2. Spanish Collecting Societies Back I.P. Reform Plan

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The recently created group of four Spanish collecting societies, Ibercrea, has applauded the decision by the parliamentary culture commission to approve unanimously all the conclusions reached last week by the sub-commission on intellectual proper ...

  3. Jackson Browne, Republicans Settle Copyright Case

    July 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jackson Browne is hopeful that the protection of music copyrights will be bolstered by the settlement of his lawsuit against U.S. Sen. John McCain and the Republican Party over unauthorized use of one of his songs in the 2008 U.S. presidential cam ...

  4. Crow, Matthews Rock Democratic Convention

    August 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Singing at the Democratic convention, Sheryl Crow dedicated her song "Strong Enough" to Barack Obama and then added a twist to the lyrics for the occasion. "Are you strong enough to be my man, or my president?" Crow sang to her ...

  5. Jackson Browne Sues McCain Over Song Usage

    August 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Jackson Browne is suing Republican presidential nominee John McCain and the Republican party for using his song "Running on Empty" in a recent TV commercial. In the suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, Bro ...

  6. Billboard Q&A: Former Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Just last month, now former Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla., was honored--along with Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and artist Kelly Clarkson--at the Recording Academy's Grammys on the Hill event. The honor Just last month, now former Rep. Mark Fol ...

  7. Smith Drops Copyright Bill

    September 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Legislation aimed to reform music licensing laws. Bowing to the inevitable, Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, on Wednesday (Sept. 27) pulled his legislation reforming the nation's music licensing laws from the congressional agenda, saying he didn� ...

  8. Spitzer To Return Label Donations

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rebuffs Universal, Bertelsmann. New York attorney general Eliot Spitzer, who is running for governor of that state, will return two large campaign donations received from record label board members at Vivendi Universal and Bertelsmann AG, accordin ...

  9. Abernathy To Depart FCC

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Federal Communications Commission chairman Kathleen Abernathy has told the White House that she will leave the post on Dec. 9. WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Federal Communications Commission chairman Kathleen Abernathy has told the ...

  10. CPB Fight For Funding Hits Floor

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The selection of Patricia Harrison as the new president/CEO of the Corporation of Public Broadcasting on June 23 comes as the fight over CPB's funding hit the House floor. WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The selection of Patricia ...

  11. CPB Selects New Chief

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The governing board for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting selected a former Republican Party co-chairman June 23 as its president/CEO. WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The governing board for the Corporation for Public Broadcasti ...

  12. Must-Carry Broadcast Foes Rally

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST In an effort to avert defeat at the Federal Communications Commission in its bid to require cable operators to carry all of the digital channels broadcasters transmit, the traditionally Republican-lea WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- I ...

  13. Execs Hope For Fast Break On Camcord Law

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Some entertainment industry executives are pushing for quick consideration in the new Congress of new copyright laws, including one that would make it a crime to camcord a movie. WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Some entertainment indu ...

  14. Leahy: GOP Stalled Entertainment Biz Bills

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., a leading copyright and anti-piracy advocate in the Senate, lambasted the Republican majority leadership in Congress Dec. 8 for sandbagging a host of intellectual property b WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., ...

  15. Leahy: GOP Stalled Entertainment Biz Bills

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., a leading copyright and anti-piracy advocate in the Senate, lambasted the Republican majority leadership in Congress yesterday (Dec. 8) for sandbagging a host of intellectua Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., a leading copyright ...

  16. FCC Forbids Political-Ad Donations

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST A California broadcaster cannot give Republican candidates free air time unless the same offer is extended to other candidates, the Federal Communications Commission ruled Oct. 29. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A California broadcaster cannot give Re ...

  17. Amendment Could Impede Anti-Piracy Bill

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The House Judiciary Committee marked up and then passed a major anti-piracy bill on Sept. 8, but Democrats on the committee are angered that Republicans attached an unrelated bill that could impede fu WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The House Judiciary Commit ...

  18. Amendment To Anti-Piracy Bill Angers Dems

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Committee OKs addition of Family Movie Act. The House Judiciary Committee today (Sept. 8) marked up and then passed a major anti-piracy bill, but Democrats on the committee are angered that Republicans attached an unrelated bill that could impede ...

  19. Brooks & Dunn Headline GOP Convention

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Country music act Brooks & Dunn heads the entertainment lineup for the Republican National Convention that starts next week (Aug. 29) in New York. Country music act Brooks & Dunn heads the entertainment lineup for the Republican Nation ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. ClearPlay-Inspired Law Looms

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Legislation to end the dispute between moviemakers and a company that makes a DVD player that edits movies for sexual content, foul language and violence could come in two weeks unless the parties mak WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter)--Legislation t ...

  23. 'Millionaire' Creator Sues Disney

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. creators of the "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" franchise are suing the Walt Disney Co. for allegedly licensing the hit television series to ABC at below-market prices and inflating productio Study: Teens Knowingly Download Musi ...

  24. Lawmakers Set To Mull Indecency Issues

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST The music industry may benefit from the short election-cycle session of the 104th Congress. The hot topics will be indecency, pay-for-play/payola, media consolidation and the alleged role of peer-to-p WASHINGTON, D.C.--The common wisdom in this ci ...

  25. 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 ...