U.S. Justice Department

  1. Insane Clown Posse's Suit Against FBI Dismissed

    July 08, 2014 12:25 PM EDT The federal government can't be blamed for any fallout from a 2011 FBI report that put a gang tag on fans of the music group Insane Clown Posse, a judge said. U.S. District Judge Robert Cleland dismissed a lawsuit by the rap-metal duo and fan ...

  2. Justice Department Releases Evidence Against Kim Dotcom

    December 23, 2013 11:38 AM EST A federal judge has ordered the unsealing of nearly 200 pages of documents outlining how the U.S. government plans to convince a jury that Megaupload was up to no good. The U.S. Justice Department has just released a summary of what it's got ...

  3. Megaupload Raid Energizes European Online Piracy Debate

    January 31, 2012 3:58 PM EST The Megaupload homepage as it currently reads following the FBI and the U.S. Justice Department's decision to shutter the site and arrest its founder and key executives on copyright violation charges. The action has reverberated across the At ...

  4. Megaupload Founder Dotcom Joked About Hacker Past

    January 25, 2012 12:41 PM EST WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Two years ago, Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom joked in emails with his new neighbors in New Zealand about his bad-boy reputation before telling them his criminal past was behind him and he was coming to the country w ...

  5. EU Internet Czar Comes Out Against SOPA

    January 20, 2012 7:35 AM EST BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Union's Internet czar has added her voice to resistance of the Stop Online Piracy Act, in an unusually open comment on U.S. legislation. Trent Reznor, Amanda Palmer, Others Sign Anti-SOPA/PIPA Open Letter Neelie K ...

  6. Google 3Q Numbers Impress Investors

    October 14, 2011 6:29 AM EDT SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Mounting worries about another global recession haven't shaken Google. The online search and advertising leader's third-quarter earnings, released Thursday, are the latest reminder of how Google's position as th ...

  7. Google's Eric Schmidt Disputes Anti-Trust Accusations Before U.S. Senate

    September 22, 2011 7:15 AM EDT Google Inc.'s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt sparred with senators Wednesday during a hearing that repeatedly cast the Internet search leader as a greedy monopolist more driven to expand its empire than to steer Web surfers to the most helpf ...

  8. Spain Arrests Anonymous Members Over Sony Hack

    June 10, 2011 12:01 PM EDT Spanish police arrested three suspected members of the so-called Anonymous group on Friday on charges of cyber-attacks against targets including Sony Corp's PlayStation Network , governments, businesses and banks. Police alleged the three arr ...

  9. Sony Says 'Anonymous' Set Stage for Data Theft

    May 04, 2011 5:08 PM EDT Sony Corp blamed Internet vigilante group Anonymous for indirectly allowing a hacker to gain access to personal data of more than 100 million video game users . The accusation came in a letter to Congress and prompted renewed complaints that the J ...

  10. Live Nation Says Ticket Sales Down 12 Percent

    July 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Concert promotion giant Live Nation Entertainment Inc. said Thursday that ticket sales for the Top 100 bands are down 12 percent in the first half of the year, and sales will likely fall further in the second half. Shares of the company plunged. S ...

  11. Axl Rose Slams Irving Azoff In $5 Million Countersuit

    May 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Axl Rose says his former manager tried to implement a scheme to force him to reunite with the original Guns N' Roses band members and, as part of the plot, failed to properly promote the "Chinese Democracy" album, lied about a prosp ...

  12. Live Nation, Ticketmaster Shareholders Approve Merger

    January 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Live Nation and Ticketmaster Entertainment shareholders have overwhelmingly approved the proposed merger of the two companies, according to separate news releases from the live entertainment giants. The $2.5 billion deal, which was announced last ...

  13. U.S. Likely To Follow U.K. Objections On Ticketmaster

    October 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Regulators in the U.K. and U.S. appear likely to impose conditions on the merger of concert promoter Live Nation Inc. and ticket-selling giant Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. now that British authorities came out against the deal Thursday. The U.K ...

  14. LN/Ticketmaster Facing U.K. Competition Hurdle

    October 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT While the provisional report from the U.K. Competition Commission has dealt a blow to the Live Nation and Ticketmaster Entertainment merger, it appears to be a uniquely British problem according to a competition lawyer. On Oct. 8, the U.K.'s ...

  15. Ticketmaster 1Q Profit Falls On Lower Ticket Sales

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. reported a 78 percent drop in first-quarter profit Tuesday as ticketing sales fell and a distribution agreement with merger partner Live Nation ended. The company also incurred costs related to the upcoming merger. ...

  16. FTC Looks At Google-Apple Board Ties: Report

    May 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has launched an inquiry into whether the ties between the boards of Apple Inc and Google Inc violate antitrust laws, the New York Times reported. The FTC has already notified the companies of the inquiry the repor ...

  17. Nine Inch Nails' Reznor: Bands Often Scalp Tickets

    March 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Performers often scalp tickets to their own performances, using TicketsNow.com and StubHub.com as outlets, says Nine Inch Nails founder Trent Reznor in a blog posting . With the face value of tickets for the best seats so much less than what high ...

  18. AEG CEO Slams LN-TM Merger During Billboard Keynote

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST The proposed merger between Live Nation and Ticketmaster is clearly not in the best interest of the music business or the consumer, according Anschutz Entertainment Group president/CEO Tim Leiweke. The proposed merger "troubles us," Leiw ...

  19. NMPA Extends Israelite's Term

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT David Israelite, president/CEO of the National Music Publishers' Assn., has accepted a contract extension to continue leading the organization through 2010. The 18-member NMPA board of directors, made up of executives with indie and major mus ...

  20. Clear Channel Sued Over Concert Competition

    June 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Communications Inc., the No. 1 U.S. radio broadcaster, was accused in a lawsuit on Friday (June 2) of violating federal anti-trust laws by curtailing concert competition and jacking up t Clear Channel Communications Inc., the No. 1 U ...

  21. Clear Channel Sued

    June 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Class action filed for dominating competitors. Clear Channel Communications Inc., the No. 1 U.S. radio broadcaster, was accused in a lawsuit on Friday (June 2) of violating federal anti-trust laws by curtailing concert competition and jacking up t ...

  22. U.S. Judge Orders Labels To Reveal Documents

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A U.S. federal judge has ordered major record labels to turn over privileged documents after finding they may have used misleading information to convince the government to abandon a major antitrust p A U.S. federal judge has ordered major record ...

  23. U.S. Judge Orders Labels To Reveal Documents

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A U.S. federal judge has ordered major record labels to turn over privileged documents after finding they may have used misleading information to convince the government to abandon a major antitrust p A U.S. federal judge has ordered major record ...

  24. Gov't Convicts 'Apocalypse Crew'

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Cracks down on pre-release piracy groups. The first federal criminal convictions of members from pre-release music piracy groups were announced today (Feb. 28) by the Department of Justice. The four individuals had been arrested as a result of Ope ...

  25. Justice Dep't Names IP Task Force Chiefs

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST As part of the U.S. Justice Department's commitment to aggressively enforce intellectual property rights, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales today (March 9) will announce the top two members of the Int As part of the U.S. Justice Department� ...