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  1. Apple Corps Sues EMI Over Beatles Royalties

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Apple Corps, the Beatles company, has sued EMI for more than £30 million ($52.9 million) in a row over unpaid record royalties for the British band. Apple Corps, the Beatles company, has sued EMI for more than £30 million ($52.9 million) ...

  2. Apple Corps Sues EMI Over Beatles Royalties

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Beatles firm claims $53M. Apple Corps, the Beatles company, has sued EMI for more than £30 million ($52.9 million) in a row over unpaid record royalties for the British band. London-based Apple Corps Ltd. yesterday (Dec. 15) launched proceedings i ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. File-Trading Network i2Hub Shuts Down

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The i2Hub college-based file-trading network shut down suddenly Nov. 14, apparently the result of ongoing legal challenges by the music and entertainment industry in the wake of the Grokster Supreme C LOS ANGELES -- The i2Hub college-based file-tr ...

  5. File-Trading Network i2Hub Shuts Down

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Abruptly stopped operating Nov. 14. The i2Hub college-based file-trading network shut down suddenly Nov. 14, apparently the result of ongoing legal challenges by the music and entertainment industry in the wake of the Grokster Supreme Court ruling ...

  6. Grokster Service Shuts Down

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The owners and operators of the Grokster peer-to-peer network -- the lead and most well-known defendant in one of the Supreme Court's seminal decision this year -- agreed Nov. 7 to shut down operation WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The owners and operat ...

  7. Grokster Service Shuts Down

    November 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST The owners and operators of the Grokster peer-to-peer (P2P) network--the lead and most well-known defendants in one of the Supreme Court's seminal decisions this year--agreed today (November 7) to shu The owners and operators of the Grokster ...

  8. Legislation Poses Setback To Italian Biz

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Italy's on-going war on musical piracy will face a severe setback if the Berlusconi government passes a controversial piece of legislation, industry executives warn. MILAN -- Italy's on-going war on musical piracy will face a severe setb ...

  9. Shareholders Appeal Judgment In Ovitz Case

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST The judge's decision to fully exonerate former Walt Disney Co. CEO Michael Eisner and fellow directors over Michael Ovitz's $140 million severance was so replete with errors and oversights that it sho LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) ...

  10. Legislation Poses Setback To Italian Biz

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Italy's on-going war on musical piracy will face a severe setback if the Berlusconi government passes a controversial piece of legislation, industry executives warn. Italy's on-going war on musical piracy will face a severe setback if th ...

  11. Legislation Poses Serious Setback To Italian Biz

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'Previti Law' could wipe music piracy cases. Italy's on-going war on musical piracy will face a severe setback if the Berlusconi government passes a controversial piece of legislation, industry executives warn. Prime minister Silvio ...

  12. Labels File New Wave Of Lawsuits

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Major record companies filed lawsuits Sept. 29 against 757 more individuals at 17 colleges. NEW YORK -- Major record companies filed lawsuits Sept. 29 against 757 more individuals at 17 colleges. The "John Doe" lawsuits will seek the ide ...

  13. Labels File New Wave Of Lawsuits

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT individuals at 17 colleges targeted. Major record companies have filed lawsuits today (Sept. 29) against 757 more individuals at 17 colleges. The "John Doe" lawsuits will seek the identities of those users sharing unauthorized music ...

  14. RIAA Sends P2Ps 'Cease And Desist' Letters

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In an indication that its patience is wearing thin following the Supreme Court's decision in the Grokster case this summer, the recording industry's trade association has sent "cease and desist" lette WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Holl ...

  15. Mashboxx Rumored To Nab Grokster

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT P2P service run by former Grokster prez. Mashboxx LLC may be planning to acquire peer-to-peer file sharing service Grokster, it was reported today (Sept. 19). Mashboxx is an authorized P2P file trading service run by Wayne Grosso, the former presi ...

  16. Cablers Claim Multicast Too Costly

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cable operators are claiming that forcing them to carry all of the digital TV streams a broadcaster can program could cost the industry in excess of $100 billion, according to a new study. WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Cable operato ...

  17. Bush Nominates Roberts To Succeed Rehnquist

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT President George W. Bush nominated conservative appeals court judge John Roberts on Sept. 5 to replace the late William Rehnquist as Supreme Court chief justice, the top judicial position in the Unite WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) -- President George ...

  18. Behind the Deal: Canadian Levy On MP3 Players

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The music industry's fight against peer-to-peer copyright infringers is gathering strength in courts around the world. Yet some tech-oriented lawyers and others who disagree with the labels' legal str The music industry's fight agai ...

  19. Limp Bizkit Insurer Denies Liability

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT An insurance company that issued a policy for rock band Limp Bizkit is asking a Los Angeles Superior Court judge to rule it has no liability for any damages awarded as the result of a teenage fan's de LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An insurance company ...

  20. Full Report From Day Two At NARM

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT CD sales, the digital biz and more. Struggling CD sales, a growing digital business and the industry's ongoing piracy fight dominated talk at day two of the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) convention in San Diego. In his open ...

  21. Canadian 'iPod Tax' To Be Refunded

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT $4 million collected to date from customers. Apple Computer said it will refund the so-called "iPod tax" Canadian customers paid since 2003. Canadian courts ruled the tax illegal last year but customers there continued to pay the tax as ...

  22. Congress Completes Pre-Recess Hearings

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A senior Senate leader concluding the first two follow-up hearings on the MGM vs. Grokster Supreme Court case sends a warning to witnesses representing P2P companies and Internet service providers be WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Senate and House adjour ...

  23. Washington Roundup: Hearings, Lawsuits

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT This Washington Roundup takes a look at the recent follow-up hearing on Grokster, the RIAA's new round of "John Doe" lawsuits against 765 illegal file sharers across the country--that brings the total The Senate and House adjourned ...

  24. DRM, Legit P2Ps Will Bring Life Back To Biz

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cartman, that most recognizable face of "South Park" (who would probably grow up to be a '70s promo guy), defined the way to get rich in the new millennium: step one, steal underwear; step two (Cartma Larry Kenswil is president of U ...

  25. Court Nominee Roberts' Panel Rejected P2P Ruling

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT President Bush's pick to succeed Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was part of the three-judge panel that threw out a section of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that would have given entertainment comp WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Repo ...

  26. German Court: Investors In EM.TV Can Sue

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Shareholders who lost their shirts following the collapse of EM.TV five years ago could get their money back, following a ruling July 19 by Germany's supreme court. COLOGNE, Germany (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Shareholders who lost their shir ...

  27. President Bush Speaks On Piracy In China

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT President George W. Bush once again brought up the problem of piracy in China today (July 19) at a White House press conference. Bush and visiting Australian Prime Minister John Howard were asked by r President George W. Bush once again brought up ...

  28. Why We Need A Day In D.C. For The Recording Arts

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT At its core, music is about connecting. We've all experienced the connection between music fan and music maker. Those of us fortunate enough to work in this community also have witnessed unique and ma Neil Portnow is president of the Recordin ...

  29. FCC Pulls Media Ownership Discussion

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Federal Communications Commission was forced to postpone its vote July 14 to begin crafting new regulations governing who can own which media properties and where they can own them after the commi WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- T ...

  30. Hatch Puts Licensing In Industries' Hands

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The chairman of the Senate's Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property has given players in the music and digital-media industries involved in reforming the nation's music licensing laws for the WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The chairman of ...

  31. AMC Content Violates TWC Deal

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cablevision has lost the latest round of its years-long legal battle with Time Warner Cable over its cable network American Movie Classics. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Cablevision has lost the latest round of its years-long legal battle with Time ...

  32. FCC Ownership Proposal Pulled from Agenda

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The arduous task of rewriting the nation's media ownership rules has been put on hold, again. A proceeding that would restart the process was pulled from the FCC’s Open Meeting agenda at the last mi The arduous task of rewriting the nation� ...

  33. After Grokster, Can Music Business Save Itself?

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT When the Supreme Court handed down a decision in the MGM vs. Grokster case, the news wires immediately heralded it as a "sweeping victory" for our industry. Then, of all people, former Recording Indus Fred Goldring is a founding partner ...

  34. Major Label Deals Legitimize iMesh

    July 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Licensing agreements inked with Sony BMG, Universal. Once the target of a music-industry anti-piracy campaign, peer-to-peer file trading service iMesh unveiled a licensing deal with Sony BMG Music on July 11, and is days from announcing a similar ...

  35. Labels File 784 'John Doe' Suits

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Major record labels on June 29 filed an additional 784 copyright infringement lawsuits against "John Doe" file-sharers. NEW YORK -- Major record labels on June 29 filed an additional 784 copyright infringement lawsuits against "John ...

  36. Supreme Court Overturns Ruling On Cable Internet Lines

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Supreme Court handed the cable industry and the Federal Communications Commission a big victory June 27 in upholding the commission's 2002 ruling that cable operators are not required to open up t (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Supreme C ...

  37. RIAA Files 784 'John Doe' Suits

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Major record labels yesterday (June 29) filed a further 784 copyright infringement lawsuits against "John Doe" file-sharers. At the same time, the Recording Industry Assn. of America continues its cou Major record labels yesterday (June ...

  38. RIAA Files 784 'John Doe' Suits

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Major record labels yesterday (June 29) filed a further 784 copyright infringement lawsuits against "John Doe" file-sharers. At the same time, the Recording Industry Assn. of America continues its cou Major record labels yesterday (June ...

  39. Case Summary: MGM Studios vs. Grokster

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As expected by many entertainment industry lawyers, the Supreme Court's opinion released June 27 in the MGM Studio vs. Grokster case focused on the activities of the peer-to-peer operators rather than As expected by many entertainment industr ...

  40. This Week's Top Stories

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <UL> <LI>Supreme Court Unanimously Sides With Entertainment Industry In Grokster Case</LI> <LI>Canadian Copyright Act Revisions Introduced</LI> <LI>Case Summary: MGM Studios vs. Grokster</LI> <LI>Mot ...

  41. Grokster: Tech Companies Respond

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Concerns about innovation abound. Filetrading companies were less than thrilled with today's Supreme Court (June 27) ruling against fellow P2P company Grokster. But they weren't alone in expressing concern about how the decision may chal ...

  42. Grokster: Indies Weigh In

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The decision elicited varying opinions from independent sector. Don’t look for consensus among America’s independent labels when it comes to today’s Grokster decision. The Supreme Court ruled unanimously against peer-to-peer network Grokster, favo ...

  43. Grokster: International Music Industry Salutes Decision

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT IFPI welcomes 'landmark' ruling. Music industry trade groups outside the U.S. have welcomed today’s Supreme Court decision regarding file-sharing service Grokster. John Kennedy, chairman and CEO of the International Federation of the Pho ...

  44. Grokster: P2P Operators' Actions Were Key To Decision

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Justices leave room for development of new technologies. As expected by many entertainment industry lawyers, the Supreme Court’s opinion released June 27 in the MGM Studio vs. Grokster case focused on the activities of the peer-to-peer operators r ...

  45. GROKSTER COVERAGE: Official Responses

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Trade groups, Congressional leaders and other interested parties offer early responses. Bo Andersen, president of the Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA) "VSDA is gratified that the Supreme Court has cleared the way for those who intent ...

  46. Grokster: Syllabus of Court Opinion

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Syllabus of the Supreme Court Opinion. (Bench Opinion) OCTOBER TERM, 2004 1 Syllabus NOTE: Where it is feasible, a syllabus (headnote) will be released, as is being done in connection with this case, at the time the opinion is issued. The syllabus ...

  47. Supreme Court Passes On Beasties Case

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Supreme Court on June 13 declined to consider whether a 1992 Beastie Boys song infringed on the copyright of a recording by jazz flutist James W. Newton. The Supreme Court on June 13 declined to consider whether a 1992 Beastie Boys song infrin ...

  48. No Supreme Court Review Of Ownership Rules

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Appeals of broadcasters, newspaper owners denied. The Supreme Court today (June 13) denied the appeal of broadcasters and newspaper owners to review FCC ownership rules, keeping in place limitations on the number of radio stations, TV channels and ...

  49. 'Fair Use' Bill Draws Ire Of Rights Holders

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Some of the most important copyright holders, including the motion picture studios, sports leagues and the entertainment unions, are urging lawmakers to oppose legislation that would scale back intell WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- S ...

  50. Hill To Take Look At Licensing

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Lawmakers will soon introduce a bill dealing with streamlined digital music licensing for subscription services. A House panel has nailed down June 23 and June 30 as dates for debate on the prospectiv WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Lawmakers will soon introd ...

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