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  1. P2P Music Sites Closing Doors

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In the continuing legal fallout among underworld peer-to-peer music services, popular file-sharing site WinMX.com ceased operating and the New York office of eDonkey.com appeared to be closed, industr (Reuters) -- In the continuing legal fallout a ...

  2. Piracy Crackdown Spurs Shift In Online File Sharing

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Traffic in the popular file-sharing network BitTorrent has fallen in the wake of a crackdown on piracy, but file sharers have merely shifted to another network, eDonkey, new data released Aug. 29 show LONDON (Reuters) -- Traffic in the popular fil ...

  3. FCC Eases Regulations On DSL Broadband

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Verizon Communications and other U.S. local telephone companies will be freed from numerous regulations on their high-speed Internet services, the Federal Communications Commission decided Aug. 5. WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) -- Verizon Communicatio ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Behind the Deal: Grokster and the Future -- An Interview with John Frankenheimer

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After the U.S. Supreme Court sided with the entertainment industry in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios vs. Grokster on June 27, attorney John Frankenheimer shared his thoughts with <i>Billboard/ELW</i>. Fr After the U.S. Supreme Court sided ...

  6. The Publisher's Place

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Publishers and songwriters are joining in efforts by a number of groups to take the latest message about illegal file sharing to the streets. Educating the public about file sharing took on a new sens Publishers and songwriters are joining in effo ...

  7. Behind the Deal: The Grokster Decision -- An Interview with Andrew Lack

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After the U.S. Supreme Court sided with the entertainment industry in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios vs. Grokster on June 27, Sony BMG Music Entertainment CEO Andrew Lack shared his thoughts with <i>Bill After the U.S. Supreme Court sided with ...

  8. Legal Matters

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Donald Verrilli Jr. was the lone attorney standing before the U.S. Supreme Court March 29 arguing the entertainment industry's position in the MGM v. Grokster case. Read Susan Butler's column. Donald Verrilli Jr. was the lone attorney st ...

  9. Sony BMG, Mashboxx Enter Pact

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music giant Sony BMG has finalized its deal with the legal file-sharing network Mashboxx, two days after a U.S. court dealt a blow to Mashboxx's unauthorized rivals such as Grokster. Music giant Sony BMG has finalized its deal with the legal ...

  10. Sony BMG Eyes Legal Version Of Grokster

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Andy Lack: "I'm hopeful we will move forward..." Sony BMG's chief executive said Monday the record label wants to move forward with a legal version of the Grokster file sharing service, despite a U.S. Supreme Court decision tha ...

  11. FULL GROKSTER COVERAGE

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT See links to all stories. Access all the stories covering the U.S. Supreme Court's unanimous opinion in favor of the entertainment industry In the Grokster case. Read reactions from the tech community, indie labels and the international music ...

  12. Supreme Court Unanimously Sides With Entertainment Industry In Grokster Case

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Supreme Court released a unanimous decision June 27 in the MGM Studios vs. Grokster case in favor of the entertainment industry, reversing the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals opinion. NEW YORK -- The U.S. Supreme Court released a unanimous ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Supreme Court Sides With Biz In Grokster Case

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Software developers take P2P copyright blame. The U.S. Supreme Court released a unanimous decision today in the MGM Studios vs. Grokster case in favor of the entertainment industry, reversing the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals opinion. The court h ...

  15. Court Sides With Biz In Gokster Case

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Unanimous decision reverses Circuit Court opinion. The U.S. Supreme Court released a unanimous decision today in the MGM Studios vs. Grokster case in favor of the entertainment industry, reversing the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals opinion. The co ...

  16. Supreme Court Sides With Biz In Grokster Case

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Supreme Court released a unanimous decision June 27 in the MGM Studios vs. Grokster case in favor of the entertainment industry, reversing the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals opinion. The U.S. Supreme Court released a unanimous decision Ju ...

  17. Court Reverses TVT's $54M Award In IDJ Suit

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Lyor Cohen and Island Def Jam Music Group will not be writing multimillion-dollar checks to Steve Gottlieb's TVT companies, now that an appeals court reversed a $54 million judgment over Ja Rule recor NEW YORK -- Lyor Cohen and Island Def Jam ...

  18. Lawyers Continue Fight Over Sampling Rights

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT While the fight over how much of a sound recording can be legally sampled continues in the No Limit Films case, the challenge by jazz flutist James W. Newton over alleged infringement by Beastie Boys NEW YORK -- While the fight over how much of a ...

  19. New York Court Overturns TVT Decision

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Multi-million dollar award now just thousands. New York's Second Circuit Court of Appeals today (June 14) overturned an earlier court's decision in favor of TVT, in the indie label's suit against the Island Def Jam Music Group, Univ ...

  20. Case Summary: Assignments of Right to Sue for Copyright Infringement

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For nearly 70 years, U.S. law viewed copyright owners as having an indivisible bundle of property rights that could not be assigned piecemeal. This changed with the Copyright Act of 1976, when Congres For nearly 70 years, U.S. law viewed copyright ...

  21. Internet2 A Pirate's Cove

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The motion picture studios and music companies launched a new attack on Internet piracy April 13 when they filed hundreds of lawsuits against university students across the country, accusing them of s WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- T ...

  22. This Week's Top Stories

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <UL> <LI>Big Radio Tunes In To Net's Frequency</LI> <LI>U.S. Supreme Court Hears Grokster Arguments</LI> <LI>Copyright Office Seeks Comments On DAS Reporting</LI> <LI>Case Summary: Royalty Audit ...

  23. Feds Back Ruling On Cable Regulation

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The federal government defended before the U.S. Supreme Court on March 29 its decision to refuse to regulate cable companies that provide broadband Internet access. The conclusion has riled Internet s WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- T ...

  24. U.S. Supreme Court Hears Grokster Arguments

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The scene was reminiscent of a rock festival, with people camping out overnight for tickets while artists played guitars and sang nearby. On March 29, however, the artists were protesting and those in WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The scene was reminiscent ...

  25. Gibson Dunn Adds To Litigation Team

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Gibson, Dunn &amp; Crutcher has added litigators to its media and entertainment teams in New York and Denver. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher has added litigators to its media and entertainment teams in New York and Denver. In New York, Cynthia Ar ...

  26. Chuck D Among Artists Who Support Grokster

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pro-Internet amicus brief filed in infringement case. Chuck D, Stevie Winwood, Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson of Heart and Jason Mraz are among 22 recording artists who today asked the U.S. Supreme Court to affirm an Appeals Court ruling in favor of ...

  27. Behind the Deal: Israelite To Set Tone For NMPA

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The National Music Publishers' Assn. envisions a transformation under David Israelite, its new president/CEO. The National Music Publishers' Assn. envisions a transformation under David Israelite, its new president/CEO. Israelite was dep ...

  28. Litigation

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST This Week's Stories: Amicis file briefs in Grokster case; Ticketmaster sued over trade secrets; No end to Napster litigation; Court throws out ACNielsen suit; ASCAP sues businesses; FCC won't seek Sup This Week's Stories: Amicis Bri ...

  29. Gov't, Biz Groups File Amicus Briefs In Grokster Case

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Congressmen seek to clarify P2P rules. The Department of Justice is weighing in with the most powerful Republican and Democratic copyright champions in Congress by filing amicus briefs in the MGM Studios v. Grokster Ltd. case pending before the U. ...

  30. Gov't, Biz Groups File Amicus Briefs In Grokster Case

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Congressmen seek to clarify P2P rules. The Department of Justice is weighing in with the most powerful Republican and Democratic copyright champions in Congress by filing amicus briefs in the MGM Studios v. Grokster Ltd. case pending before the U. ...

  31. Supreme Court Sets Date For Grokster Hearing

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Supreme Court announced Jan. 19 that it will hear oral arguments in the MGM v. Grokster case on March 29. A host of entertainment industry and artists' groups supporting the music industry's WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Supreme ...

  32. Supreme Court Sets Date For Grokster Hearing

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Supreme Court announced Jan. 19 that it will hear oral arguments in the MGM v. Grokster case on March 29. A host of entertainment industry and artists' groups have filed amicus (friend of the The U.S. Supreme Court announced Jan. 19 ...

  33. Appeals Court Nixes RIAA Subpoenas

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Recording Industry Assn. of America lost another court battle Jan. 4 in its attempt to issue subpoenas on Internet service providers to obtain personal information about subscribers alleged to be WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Recording Industry Assn ...

  34. Appeals Court Nixes RIAA Subpoenas

    January 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST The RIAA lost another court battle Jan. 4 in its attempt to issue subpoenas on Internet service providers to obtain personal information about subscribers alleged to be infringing copyrights over peer The RIAA lost another court battle Jan. 4 in i ...

  35. Kazaa Parties, Labels Resume Court Battle Jan. 17

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST The federal courtroom in Sydney, where expert witnesses have been battling over peer-to-peer network Kazaa since Nov. 29, is quiet until later this month. NEW YORK -- The federal courtroom in Sydney, where expert witnesses have been battling over ...

  36. Behind the Deal: Federal Judges Debate P2Ps and Copyright Infringement

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST In a debate over contributory copyright infringement, two federal judges-Alex Kozinski with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco and Richard Posner with the Seventh Circuit Court of App In a debate over contributory copyright infrin ...

  37. Supreme Court To Review Grokster Decision

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Supreme Court gave the nod Dec. 10 to review the federal appellate court decision that held peer-to-peer network operators Grokster and StreamCast not liable for secondary copyright infringem WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Supreme Court gav ...

  38. Supreme Court To Review Grokster Decision

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Supreme Court gave the nod today (Dec. 10) to review the federal appellate court decision that held peer-to-peer network operators Grokster and StreamCast not liable for secondary copyright i The U.S. Supreme Court gave the nod today (Dec ...

  39. Supremes Say Amen To FCC Regs

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 29 turned back a religious broadcaster's attempt to undo federal regulations that govern the distribution of broadcast licenses intended for public TV and radio stations WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) ...

  40. Kazaa Trial Raises Issues Of P2P Control

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST The amount of control Kazaa owner Sharman Networks has over its peer-to-peer service and the reasons the company is based in Australia are shaping up to be the focus of a trial that began yesterday (N The amount of control Kazaa owner Sharman Netw ...

  41. Supreme Court Pressed On P2P Ruling

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Forty state attorneys general and international organizations representing copyright holders, educators, sports figures and other interests are voicing their concerns over file sharing to the U.S. Sup Forty state attorneys general and internationa ...

  42. Artists File Amicus Briefs In Grokster Case

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST U.S. recording artists today (Nov. 8) for the first time filed a "friend of the court" brief with the U.S. Supreme Court. The musicians are asking the Court to review the so-called <A HREF="http://www U.S. recording artists today ...

  43. Supreme Court Refuses To Hear RIAA, Verizon Case

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Supreme Court refused on Oct. 12 to consider the Recording Industry Assn. of America's argument that Internet service providers should disclose, without formal court proceedings, names of the NEW YORK -- The U.S. Supreme Court refuse ...

  44. Supreme Court Blocks RIAA In Verizon Case

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Supreme Court today (Oct. 12) refused to consider the RIAA's argument that Verizon Internet Services should disclose names of its users who share unauthorized music files, without formal cour The U.S. Supreme Court today (Oct. 12) re ...

  45. Industry Turns To Supreme Court in Grokster, StreamCast Case

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The major U.S. motion picture studios and record companies, as well as a certified class of 27,000 music publishers and songwriters, petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court Oct. 8 for review of the decision NEW YORK -- The major U.S. motion picture stud ...

  46. Trade Groups Turn To Supreme Court In Grokster Case

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA, National Music Publishers Assn. and Songwriters Guild of America are petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Grokster case. The RIAA, National Music Publishers Assn. and Songwriters Guild of America are petitioning the U.S. Su ...

  47. Judge Orders FBI To Release Lennon Files

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The FBI must turn over the remaining secret files on John Lennon to a professor who has waged a more than 20-year legal battle to get the documents, a judge ruled. LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The FBI must turn over the remaining secret files on John Lenno ...

  48. Publishers To Appeal Grokster/StreamCast Decision

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT NMPA seeks review from U.S. Supreme Court. NMPA seeks review from U.S. Supreme Court. News ...

  49. Publishers To Appeal Grokster/StreamCast Decision

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The music publishers represented by the National Music Publishers' Assn. plan to continue their fight against P2P distributors Grokster and StreamCast by seeking review from the U.S. Supreme Court. The music publishers represented by the Nati ...

  50. Publishers Plan To Appeal Grokster/StreamCast Decision

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The music publishers represented by the National Music Publishers' Assn. plan to continue their fight against P2P distributors Grokster and StreamCast by seeking review from the U.S. Supreme Court. NEW YORK -- The music publishers represented ...

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