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  1. Barbra Streisand Tops Hot Tours Chart Followed by Andre Rieu, Jennifer Lopez

    November 20, 2012 4:04 PM EST Barbra Streisand reigns atop the weekly Hot Tours ranking with ticket revenue reported from arena performances on her trek through North American markets during October and November. The Live Nation-produced concerts generated more than $31.3 mill ...

  2. ACTA Shot Down By EU; German, Austrian Music Industries Disappointed

    July 05, 2012 10:29 AM EDT The European Parliament voted on Wednesday in Strasbourg by a majority of 478-39 (with 146 abstentions) against ACTA, the anti-counterfeiting trade agreement. ACTA was signed by the European Commission along with ten nations including the U.S., Ca ...

  3. European Parliament Votes For Web Freedom

    May 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The European Parliament has again voted in favor of the freedom of Internet users, stating that telco subscribers' access cannot be restricted without a legal court ruling. The vote in Strasbourg appears to challenge measures such as France&# ...

  4. European Commission Acts On Internet Rights

    May 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission has launched a new online tool offering practical advice on the digital rights consumers have under EU law, while reiterating the need for pan-European licensing solutions. In Strasbourg, the Commission unveiled the online ...

  5. Biz Welcomes EU Term Vote

    April 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. industry bodies the BPI, AIM and Musicians' Union have joined with labels' and performers' licensing organization PPL in welcoming a European Parliament vote in favor of extending the term for copyright on sound recordings from ...

  6. Coldplay, Perry Score Euro Chart Double For EMI

    August 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI labels score a double victory on Billboard's new pan-European sales charts. Coldplay starts an eighth week at No. 1 on the Top 100 Albums chart with "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" (Parlophone), while Katy Perry' ...

  7. Societies Promote Pan-European Licensing

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Over the last three years, the way music publishing rights in Europe are licensed for online uses has been going through a process of change. It's the subject of a feature article in Billboard magazine that hit the street on April 11 (Billboa ...

  8. EU Parliament Votes On Pan-Euro Music Licensing

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The European Parliament today voted for binding legislation on the online music market, but warned that collective online licensing should be opened-up gradually. The European members of parliament said that a "big bang" opening of onlin ...

  9. EU Sets Out Anti-Piracy Measures

    December 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST A €324 million ($428 million), six-year program to fight fraud and counterfeiting at the European Union's borders was confirmed Tuesday (Dec. 12) by the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. The EU scheme is expected to tighten procedure ...

  10. IFPI Demands Longer Rights Protection At EU Parliament

    October 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT John Kennedy, president/CEO of international industry trade body IFPI, reiterated the urgency for equalizing Europe's term of copyright protection with the United States during a European Parliament m John Kennedy, president/CEO of internatio ...

  11. Bisbal Enters Copyright Appeal

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Artist to perform in Strasbourg chamber. Artist to perform in Strasbourg chamber. News ...

  12. Bisbal Enters Copyright Appeal At European Parliament

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT David Bisbal will perform in a special concert at the European Parliament in Strasbourg Tuesday (Oct. 24). The Spanish crooner will also appeal to Parliament President Josep Borrell to extend term of David Bisbal will perform in a special concert ...

  13. Worldwide Anti-Piracy Conference Kicks Off

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT IFPI maps out strategy on opening day. Court proceedings against illegal music downloaders and P2P file swappers will continue despite some improvements in global music piracy, said John Kennedy, president of the International Federation of the Ph ...

  14. Worldwide Anti-Piracy Conference Kicks Off

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT IFPI maps out strategy on opening day. Court proceedings against illegal music downloaders and P2P file swappers will continue despite some improvements in global music piracy, said John Kennedy, president of the International Federation of the Ph ...

  15. EC Delays Romania, Bulgaria Accession Decision

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Despite concerns about rampant music and movie piracy, the European Commission has recommended that Romania and Bulgaria should join the European Union on Jan. 1, 2007, as anticipated. Despite concerns about rampant music and movie piracy, the Eur ...

  16. Music Biz Applauds New EU Data Retention Rules

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST The music industry today (Dec. 14) welcomed the European Parliament's backing of new rules on data retention which could help in the fight against music piracy. The music industry today (Dec. 14) welcomed the European Parliament's backin ...

  17. Music Biz Applauds New EU Data Retention Rules

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST The music industry today (Dec. 14) welcomed the European Parliament's backing of new rules on data retention which could help in the fight against music piracy. The music industry today (Dec. 14) welcomed the European Parliament's backin ...

  18. Europe Poised For New Data Laws

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST The European Parliament is expected tomorrow (Dec. 14) to back new rules that could help in the fight against music piracy by obliging telecommunications companies to keep data on customers' phone cal The European Parliament is expected tomor ...

  19. Europe Poised For New Data Laws

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST The European Parliament is expected tomorrow (Dec. 14) to back new rules that could help in the fight against music piracy by obliging telecommunications companies to keep data on customers' phone cal The European Parliament is expected tomor ...

  20. EU Expected To Uphold TV Quota Rules

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Parliament is due Sept. 6 to uphold European rules on television quotas, backing claims that the limits on American imports help boost local productions. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The European Parliament is due Sept. 6 to u ...

  21. European Parliament Sets Jurisdiction For Libel Cases

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Publishers accused of libel should only be sued in the country where their outlet's main audience is, according to new rules approved by the European Parliament in Strasbourg on July 6. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Publishers accused ...

  22. Germany Joins Call For Longer Euro Copyright Term

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The German music industry has added its voice to the call for an extension to Europe's copyright term on sound recordings. BERLIN -- The German music industry has added its voice to the call for an extension to Europe's copyright term on ...

  23. Germany Joins Call For Longer Euro Copyright Term

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST The German music industry has added its voice to the call for an extension to Europe's copyright term on recordings. The German music industry has added its voice to the call for an extension to Europe's copyright term on recordings. Ger ...

  24. Germany Joins Call For Longer Euro Copyright Term

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST The German music industry has added its voice to the call for an extension to Europe's copyright term on recordings. The German music industry has added its voice to the call for an extension to Europe's copyright term on recordings. Ger ...

  25. IFPI Targets European Politicians

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The IFPI is stepping up its European lobbying efforts with a high-profile event targeting members of the European Parliament. The IFPI is stepping up its European lobbying efforts with a high-profile event targeting members of the European Parliam ...

  26. EC To Clear Sony/BMG Merger July 20: Sources

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG will be formally confirmed by the European Commission on July 20, sources say. The 30 Commissioners, meeting in Strasbourg, France, are expected to nod the de The proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG will ...

  27. EC To Clear Sony/BMG Merger July 20: Sources

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG will be formally confirmed by the European Commission on July 20, sources say. The 30 Commissioners, meeting in Strasbourg, France, are expected to nod the de The proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG will ...

  28. New MEPs Face Tough IP Agenda

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The new European Parliament has a busy agenda ahead of it in the intellectual-property (IP) sector. The new Members of the European Parliament (MEP) have the task of reviewing and amending the existin LONDON -- The new European Parliament has a bu ...

  29. Objectors Slam Monti's Approval Of Sony-BMG Merger

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following word June 17 that European Union Competition Commissioner Mario Monti will recommend approval of the proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG, independent labels, retailers and consumer groups Objectors Slam Monti's Approval Of Sony-BM ...

  30. Court: TV Mogul's Human Rights Were Abused

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Court of Human Rights ruled last Thursday that Russian authorities abused the human rights of media magnate Vladimir Gusinsky and broke international law. MOSCOW (Hollywood Reporter)--The European Court of Human Rights ruled last Thur ...

  31. '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 ...

  32. Berlusconi Slammed For Undue Media Control

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italian prime minister and media mogul Silvio Berlusconi was censured by the European Parliament last Thursday for maintaining undue control over Italian broadcasting despite pledging three years ago BRUSSELS--Italian prime minister and media mogu ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. New Euro Law Calls For Tough Penalties On Pirates

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST By adopting last week the European Union's IP Enforcement Directive, the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France is finally providing a framework to protect intellectual property rights. LONDON--By adopting last week the European Union' ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. European Parliament Passes Enforcement Directive

    March 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, today (March 9) passed the European Union's Enforcement Directive, which aims to provide a legal framework to protect intellectual property. The Directiv The European Parliament in Strasbourg, Fr ...

  37. European Parliament passes Enforcement Directive

    March 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, today (March 9) passed the European Union's Enforcement Directive, which aims to provide a legal framework to protect intellectual property. The Directiv The European Parliament in Strasbourg, Fr ...

  38. E.U. Set To Act On New Rules To Halt Piracy

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Union is expected to agree to new rules this week that will clamp down on movie and music pirates following a long legislative battle, according to E.U. sources last Friday. BRUSSELS--The European Union is expected to agree to new rul ...

  39. E.U. Set To Act On New Rules To Halt Piracy

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Union is expected to agree to new rules this week that will clamp down on movie and music pirates following a long legislative battle, according to the E.U. sources last Friday. <br clea Virgin, Fox Studio Drop Lawsuit, Settle Disp ...

  40. Euro Parliament To Vote On Piracy Directive

    March 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Union is due this coming week to agree on rules that would force its governments to clamp down on music and movie pirates. The European Parliament, the EU's elected assembly, is expected The European Union is due this coming week ...