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  1. ISPs Win Canadian Downloading Case

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canada's Supreme Court ruled today (June 30) that Internet service providers do not have to pay royalties to composers and artists for music downloaded by Web customers. Canada's Supreme Court ruled today (June 30) that Internet service ...

  2. First Amendment Protection for Videogames: The Unspoken Implications

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Since the 1980s, videogame producers unsuccessfully litigated to obtain First Amendment protection for their releases. This battle has been fought in the context of (i) attempted government regulation Since the 1980s, videogame producers unsuccess ...

  3. Confab Tackles Digital Legal Issues

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Attorneys and label executives mulled the cloudy present and uncertain future of online entertainment during the Digital Entertainment Distribution conference June 22-23 at the Park Hyatt Hotel in L.A LOS ANGELES -- Attorneys and label executives ...

  4. Hatch's Induce Act Targets P2P Services

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced a late-session bill June 22 that would allow artists and labels to sue peer-to-peer companies that profit from e Hatch's Induce Act Targets P2P Services C ...

  5. RIAA Takes Aim At Digital Radio Recorders

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Recording Industry Assn. of America (RIAA) chairman/CEO Mitch Bainwol says that while he is "enthusiastic" about High Definition (HD) digital radio, the trade group has major concerns that the planned WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Recording Indust ...

  6. Sony, BMG To Defend Merger Plans Before EC

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Top executives from Sony Music and BMG will take center stage in Brussels this week for the European Commission's oral hearing on the proposed merger of the companies. The June 14-15 hearing with the Sony, BMG To Defend Merger Plans Before EC ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. '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 ...

  9. New Filings: Oscar De La Renta, Halston, Tommy Hilfiger

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Recent case filings including such companies as Oscar De La Renta, Halston and Tommy Hilfiger Licensing. Case: Halston LLC v. Madison Maidens Licensing Corp. Issue: Plaintiff wants to audit defendant's sale of products bearing plaintiff' ...

  10. Film Studios Mull Piracy Lawsuits

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Motion Picture Assn. of America head Jack Valenti says film studios may follow their music counterparts in pursuing individual file-sharers through the courts if online film piracy continues unabated. Ex-Exec Sues Label For Slander Ex-Fox Workers ...

  11. A Chat With Jack Valenti

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With his long career as the chief voice of the American movie industry drawing to a close, Motion Picture Assn. of America CEO Jack Valenti spoke with The Hollywood Reporter's Brooks Boliek. With his long career as the chief voice of the Amer ...

  12. Producer Says He Was Forced To Inflate Film Budgets

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Film producer Elie Samaha says he was blackmailed into carrying out the budget-padding scheme that ultimately cost Intertainment Licensing more than $100 million. <br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> Harvard, Berkle ...

  13. New Filings: Koch, Capitol Records

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New fillings including such labels as Koch and Limelight Records. Case: KTV Inc. v. Tao Music Inc. Issue: Defendant allegedly used plaintiff's "KTV" trademark without authorization Cite: USDC, SDNY; CV-3135 Filing attorney: Seth Nat ...

  14. Eu Moves Forward With Piracy Initiative

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BRUSSELS--The European Commission last Monday formally adopted the European Union's Enforcement Directive, which provides a legal framework against piracy and counterfeiting. <br clear="none"/><br cle Olsen Twins Sue Acclai ...

  15. Canadian Solution To Music Industry Woes

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Recently, I urged the recording industry to back a statute that would legalize peer-to-peer music file-sharing and at the same time require Internet service providers (ISPs) and electronics businesses Recently, I urged the recording industry to ba ...

  16. Victims' Relief Aid Fund Proposed In Wake Of R.I. Nightclub Deaths

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST A new legislative proposal in Rhode Island, inspired in large part by the Station Club tragedy a year ago, would offer immediate financial aid to employees injured or killed at businesses that do not NASHVILLE--A new legislative proposal in Rhode ...

  17. Clear Channel Yanks Howard Stern Off Six Channels

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST <ul><li> Victims' Relief Aid Fund Proposed In Wake Of R.I. Nightclub Deaths</li> <li> Calif. Sen. Backs Proposed New Internet Piracy Bill</li> <li> South By Southwest Conference Panels Offer CLE Credi Clear ...

  18. Def Jam Sued For Allegedly Distorting Charts

    January 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Def Jam is being accused of manipulating Nielsen SoundScan's sales data in a $22 million lawsuit filed by a former music executive. Def Jam is being accused of manipulating Nielsen SoundScan's sales data in a $22 million lawsuit filed by ...

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