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  1. Italian Govt Modifies Urbani Decree

    April 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Italian government has modified its "Decreto Urbani" (Urbani Decree), which would have lifted most legal impediments to illegal file-sharing of copyrighted music content. The Italian government has modified its "Decreto Urbani&q ...

  2. Senate Committee Passes Piracy Bills

    April 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved two major intellectual property piracy bills today (April 29). Both will soon be scheduled for votes on the Senate floor. The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved two major intellectua ...

  3. Rep. Seeks To Curb Outsourcing In Film

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rep. Diane E. Watson applauds the reconstitution of Hollywood Labor Coalition, organized by the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, and is pledging to work with the group to curb the outsourcing o WASHINGTON--Rep. Diane E. Watson, D-Cal., appl ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Indecency Fines Set To Escalate

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Word on the Hill is that indecency fines are set to shoot through the roof soon. WASHINGTON--Word on the Hill is that indecency fines are set to shoot through the roof soon. With public grousing and election-year politicking guiding Federal Commun ...

  6. Hearing Set To Mull Satellite Retransmission Bill

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rep. Fred Upton has scheduled an April 10 hearing to discuss the Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act. WASHINGTON--Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., has scheduled an April 10 hearing to discuss the Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act. Upton, who is cha ...

  7. Indecency Fines Set To Escalate

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WASHINGTON--Word on the Hill is that indecency fines are set to shoot through the roof soon. With public grousing and election-year politicking guiding Federal Communications Commission thinking, the Immediatek To Buy DiscLive Clear Channel Trial ...

  8. Bill Allows For Civil Copyright-Infringement Cases

    March 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Biz applauds new Senate legislation. Biz applauds new Senate legislation. News ...

  9. Bill Allows For Civil Copyright-Infringement Cases

    March 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST In what is seen as a major move forward for the recording industry's fight against online piracy, two Senate lawmakers today (March 25) introduced legislation that would allow the Department of Justic In what is seen as a major move forward f ...

  10. Stern' Defense Irks Senator

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kansas, isn't buying Viacom president and chief operating officer Mel Karmazin's contention that the Feb. 24 broadcast of "The Howard Stern Show" doesn't run afoul of the nation' WASHINGTON--Sen. ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Congress Boosts Indecency Fines

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation last Thursday that directs the Federal Communications Commission to fine broadcasters up to $500,000 for airing smutty TV or radio WASHINGTON--The U.S. House of Representatives ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. House Passes Bill To Raise 'Indecency' Fines

    March 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST The House of Representatives today overwhlemingly passed landmark legislation that raises fines for obscene, indecent and profane language on broadcast radio and television. The vote was 391 to 22. The House of Representatives today overwhlemingly ...

  15. House Passes Intellectual Property Bills

    March 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Copyright, Patent bills now head to Senate. Copyright, Patent bills now head to Senate. News ...

  16. House Passes Intellectual Property Bills

    March 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST The House of Representatives passed two major intellectual property bills yesterday (March 3): the Patent and Trademark Act and the Copyright Royalty and Distribution Reform Act. Both bipartisan bills The House of Representatives passed two major ...

  17. House Ready To Pass CARP Replacement

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Copyright and Distribution Reform Act, which replaces the much-criticized Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel (CARP), has been placed on the House suspension calendar for expected voice-vote passa The Copyright and Distribution Reform Act, whi ...

  18. Senator Introduces Bill To Benefit Songwriters

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky., today (Feb. 26) introduced the Senate version of the Songwriters Capital Gains Tax Equity Act. The bill amends the Internal Revenue Service Code to allow songwriters to claim Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky., today (Feb. 26) introd ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. Senator McCain Proposes Low-Power FM Stations

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST A top Senate lawmaker says he will introduce legislation soon to authorize the creation of hundreds of low power FM (LPFM) stations across the country that proponents say could revolutionize the diver A top Senate lawmaker says he will introduce l ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. The Artists' Rights and Theft Prevention Act

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST A Senate bill that addresses unauthorized distribution of commercial prerelease copyrighted works. http://www.vnuemedia.com/digitalmall/store/product_view.jsp?product_id=16476&category_name=Entertainment News ...

  23. House Panel OKs Indecency-Fine Increase

    February 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST A House panel today (Feb. 13) marked up a bill that would increase broadcast fines for indecency. The bill has been sent to the full House Commerce Committee for approval. A House panel today (Feb. 13) marked up a bill that would increase broadcas ...

  24. Broadcast Indecency Hearings Set For Wednesday

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST FCC commissioners called to Senate and House. FCC commissioners called to Senate and House. News ...

  25. Broadcast Indecency Hearings Set For Wednesday

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Federal Communications Commission chairman Michael Powell and the body's four commissioners are slated to serve as witnesses tomorrow (Feb. 10) at hearings in both the Senate and the House on tougher Federal Communications Commission chairman ...

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