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  1. Free Record Shop Hails Sales Tax Cut Campaign

    June 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Free Record Shop in Belgium said that its one-day price drop, intended to mirror a cut in sales tax from 21% to 6%, increased CD sales significantly. Free Record Shop reported a boost in CDs sold of 37 % in units, accounting for a raise in turnove ...

  2. Belgian Collecting Society SABAM Under Fire

    July 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Brussels public prosecutor has accused authors' and publishers collecting society SABAM of the incorrect distribution of royalties to the rightful authors, composers and publishers. The decision of the prosecutor is based on the results o ...

  3. Europe's Younison Demands Digital Transparency

    July 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Younison, a pressure group for the European music industry that formed last year, has issued a charter demanding that artists receive their fair share of digital revenues and calling for more transparency in the accounting and distribution of thes ...

  4. Belgian ISP Scarlet Lands P2P Court Fine

    November 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST A Brussels court has upheld its earlier ruling that ISP Scarlet must prevent users from infringing copyright on peer-to-peer networks. It follows the July 2007 Court of First Instance verdict where Belgian authors' rights association SABAM ob ...

  5. ISPs Held Responsible In Belgian P2P Case

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A Belgian court has made the unprecedented ruling of declaring Internet Service Providers (ISPs) responsible for illegal peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing via their networks. The June 28 ruling, in a case originally brought by Belgian collection soc ...

  6. Belgian Jazz Expert Simons Dies

    March 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Jazz journalist and radio producer Sim Simons died March 20. Simons, who had suffered from a long-term illness which forced him out of radio work in 1999, was 68. Simons debuted with the Belgian national broadcaster VRT in 1968 with his radio show ...

  7. Behind the Deal: UMG Int'l Claims EU Collecting Societies Are Monopolies

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group International on Sept. 20 filed a complaint with the European Commission, arguing that 14 collecting societies, which manage musical composition copyrights, are national monopoli Universal Music Group International on Sept. 2 ...

  8. Britain's MCPS-PRS Delivers Mixed 2004 Results

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The United Kingdom's MCPS-PRS Alliance, which manages common activities between the mechanical right and performing right societies, on May 12 issued a mixed financial report for the year 2004. LONDON -- The United Kingdom's MCPS-PRS All ...