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  1. Hammer Pub Catalog Up For Sale

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'U Can't Touch This' part of repertoire. The music publishing and other copyright assets of M.C. Hammer, whose legal name is Stanley Burrell, have been put up for sale nine years after the multi-platinum rapper first filed for bankr ...

  2. Warner Wins Lawsuit Vs Chinese Karaoke Chain

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Hong Kong has won a copyright suit against a Chinese karaoke chain which had been playing tracks owned by the label without permission. Warner Music Hong Kong has won a copyright suit against a Chinese karaoke chain which had been pla ...

  3. Warner Wins Lawsuit Vs Chinese Karaoke Chain

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Hong Kong has won a copyright suit against a Chinese karaoke chain which had been playing tracks owned by the label without permission. Warner Music Hong Kong has won a copyright suit against a Chinese karaoke chain which had been pla ...

  4. DVD Piracy Suspect Making $1 Million Bond

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A man accused of running an international counterfeit DVD ring was ordered Oct. 4 to remain in jail pending a $1 million bond. (AP) -- A man accused of running an international counterfeit DVD ring was ordered Oct. 4 to remain in jail pending a $1 ...

  5. Crackdown In China: U.S. Eyes Baidu Copyright Suits

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT China's willingness to enforce infringement laws that protect the music industry's copyrights is being put to the test -- and the U.S. copyright czar is watching. NEW YORK -- China's willingness to enforce infringement laws that pro ...

  6. Update: Court Hears Objections In Sony BMG Case

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Commission accused of not assessing merger impact. The European Commission was accused in court today (Sept. 22) of not conducting a comprehensive review before authorizing the merger of Sony Music and BMG last year. At a hearing at the European U ...

  7. Update: Court Hears Objections In Sony BMG Case

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Commission accused of not assessing merger impact. The European Commission was accused in court today (Sept. 22) of not conducting a comprehensive review before authorizing the merger of Sony Music and BMG last year. At a hearing at the European U ...

  8. Court To Rule On Sony BMG Merger

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Court of First Instance in Luxembourg is hearing today (Sept. 22) the appeal case brought by indie labels' organization Impala against the European competition watchdog over the Sony BMG merger. The Court of First Instance in Luxembourg i ...

  9. Behind the Deal: Rio Properties vs. Rod Stewart

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A federal court jury in Las Vegas on Sept. 7 decided that Rod Stewart and his company, Stewart Annoyances Ltd. (SA), should return a $2 million deposit plus interest to Rio Properties (owned by Harrah A federal court jury in Las Vegas on Sept. 7 d ...

  10. Behind the Deal: Rio Properties vs. Rod Stewart

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A federal court jury in Las Vegas on Sept. 7 decided that Rod Stewart and his company, Stewart Annoyances Ltd. (SA), should return a $2 million deposit plus interest to Rio Properties (owned by Harrah A federal court jury in Las Vegas on Sept. 7 d ...

  11. Indies Gather For Berlin Meeting

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG court hearing set for Sept. 22. In an environment dominated by the court case against the Sony BMG merger, the international coalition of independent music companies will gather this week in Berlin for its third meeting since its creation ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Case Summary: Expert Reports In Copyright Infringement Cases

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Often the highest hurdle to clear when an author sues someone for copyright infringement is proving that the defendant had access the the plaintiff's work. The following is a summary of the court's op Often the highest hurdle to clear wh ...

  14. Case Summary: Expert Reports In Copyright Infringement Cases

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Often the highest hurdle to clear when an author sues someone for copyright infringement is proving that the defendant had access the the plaintiff's work. The following is a summary of the court's op Often the highest hurdle to clear wh ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Polanski Libel Case To Proceed Via Video Link

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Film director Roman Polanski is due to appear in a London <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsletter/law/analysis/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000980741" TARGET="new"><u>libel</u></A> LON ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. KXOL Responds To Suit With Tower Move

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Spanish Broadcasting System reggaeton/hip-hop KXOL Los Angeles is in the process of relocating to a new tower site. NASHVILLE -- Spanish Broadcasting System reggaeton/hip-hop KXOL Los Angeles is in the process of relocating to a new tower site. Th ...

  19. GROKSTER: READ THE FULL COVERAGE HERE

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT See Billboard's summary of the case, read reactions from tech companies, indie labels and international community, see the court Syllabus, and more. See Billboard's summary of the case, read reactions from tech companies, indie labels an ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. Case Summary: Tortious Interference & Fraudulent Inducement (TVT vs. Lyor Cohen & Island Def Jam)

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on June 14 reversed a 2003 District Court judgment, which ordered Lyor Cohen and the Island Def Jam Music Group to pay about $54 million to Steve Gottl The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circu ...

  22. Record Club Settlement Is A Copyright Fright

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The proposed settlement in the Ory case-the class action against the two big record clubs-with its new licensing scheme for the clubs, is as startling and unsettling a piece of prose as I have read in Peter Primont is CEO of Cherry Lane Music Publ ...

  23. Toronto Court Orders Payment Of Copyright Levies

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian Federal Court in Toronto on May 31 ordered Computer Warehouse Outlet to pay copyright levies on nearly 400,000 blank CD-Rs. TORONTO -- The Canadian Federal Court in Toronto on May 31 ordered Computer Warehouse Outlet to pay copyright ...

  24. Toronto Outlet Ordered To Pay Copyright Levies

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Judgement follows a 2004 audit. The Canadian Federal Court in Toronto on May 31 ordered Computer Warehouse Outlet to pay copyright levies on nearly 400,000 blank CD-Rs. The judgment for CAN$83,664 ($67,038) against the Toronto-based outlet resulte ...

  25. Case Summary: Copyright Preemption of Conversion, Unjust Enrichment Claims

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A federal court in Virginia recently held that claims for conversion and unjust enrichment were preempted by the Copyright Act. A federal court in Virginia recently held that claims for conversion and unjust enrichment were preempted by the Copyri ...

  26. Motley Crue Sues NBC

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Suit claims network hurt band's album sales. Rock act Motley Crue filed suit yesterday (May 24) against NBC, arguing the network violated the group's free speech rights and hurt its concert and album sales. Motley Crue say its action is ...

  27. Case Summary: DMCA Subpoenas

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Industry Assn. of America in 2003 served subpoenas on two universities, seeking the identities of two individuals who were downloading unauthorized music files. The universities provided The Recording Industry Assn. of America in 200 ...

  28. Clear Channel's Legal Woes Continue

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jam goes to court asking for bond to secure $90 million. Attorneys for Jam Productions filed a motion in U.S. District Court in Chicago last week seeking a court order for Clear Channel Communications (CCC) to secure the previously awarded $90 mil ...

  29. Case Summary: Using Name & Likeness Without Permission, Florida Law

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT When Warner Bros. Pictures produced "The Perfect Storm" about a fishing vessel that was lost in a rare, powerful weather system off the New England coast, it did not ask permission -- or compensate -- When Warner Bros. Pictures produced ...

  30. U.K. Court Orders ISPs To Disclose User IDs

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A British High Court on April 19 granted an order requiring five Internet service providers to disclose the identities of 33 individuals who are suspected of having illegally distributed music files o LONDON -- A British High Court on April 19 gra ...

  31. U.K. Court Orders ISPs To Disclose User IDs

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT individuals suspected of illegal file-sharing. A British High Court on April 19 granted an order requiring five Internet service providers to disclose the identities of 33 individuals who are suspected of having illegally distributed music file ...

  32. U.K. Court Orders ISPs To Disclose User IDs

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A British High Court on April 19 granted an order requiring five Internet service providers to disclose the identities of 33 individuals who are suspected of having illegally distributed music files o A British High Court on April 19 granted an or ...

  33. Universal Wins Johnny Hallyday Case

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT French veteran rocker Johnny Hallyday has lost his case against his record company, Universal Music France. An appeals court in Paris on April 12 overturned a decision made in July 2004 by a French la LONDON -- French veteran rocker Johnny Hallyda ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. IFPI, Russian Plant Settle CD Piracy Case

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry announced March 29 that it has reached an out-of-court settlement with Russian optical disc plant Roff Technologies in its yearlong case over LONDON -- The International Federation of the P ...

  36. IFPI, Russian Plant Settle CD Piracy Case

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Roff made counterfeit discs by top int'l acts. The IFPI announced today (March 29) that it has reached an out-of-court settlement with Russian optical disc plant Roff Technologies in its yearlong case over illegal CD manufacturing. The IFPI f ...

  37. IFPI, Russian Plant Settle CD Piracy Case

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Roff made counterfeit discs by top int'l acts. The IFPI announced today (March 29) that it has reached an out-of-court settlement with Russian optical disc plant Roff Technologies in its yearlong case over illegal CD manufacturing. The IFPI f ...

  38. Canadian Gov't Eyes Changes To Copyright Act

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST In a move welcomed by music labels, the Canadian government on March 24 proposed amendments to the federal Copyright Act designed to strengthen copyright protection in the digital age and clarify the TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- In a move w ...

  39. EC Gets Tough On Copyright Directive

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST The European Commission on March 21 launched infringement proceedings against Belgium, Finland and Sweden for failing to implement copyright laws. BRUSSELS -- The European Commission on March 21 launched infringement proceedings against Belgium, F ...

  40. Activision, Viacom Settle 'Trek' Suit

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Activision and Viacom Consumer Products have settled a lawsuit over the "Star Trek" franchise. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Activision and Viacom Consumer Products have settled a lawsuit over the "Star Trek" franchise. Videogame ...

  41. EC Gets Tough On C'right Directive

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST The European Commission today (March 21) launched infringement proceedings against Belgium, Finland and Sweden for failing to implement copyright laws. The European Commission today (March 21) launched infringement proceedings against Belgium, Fin ...

  42. EC Gets Tough On C'right Directive

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST The European Commission today (March 21) launched infringement proceedings against Belgium, Finland and Sweden for failing to implement copyright laws. The European Commission today (March 21) launched infringement proceedings against Belgium, Fin ...

  43. French Court Sentences File-Sharer

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST In the first high-profile case of its kind in France, a civil court Feb. 2 sentenced a 28-year-old file-sharer to pay a suspended fine of &#8364;3,000 ($3,940), plus &#8364;10,200 ($13,300) in damages LONDON -- In the first high-profile ca ...

  44. French Court Sentences File-Sharer

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST In the first high-profile case of its kind in France, a civil court Feb. 2 sentenced a 28-year-old file-sharer to pay a suspended fine of &#8364;3,000 ($3,940), plus &#8364;10,200 ($13,300) in damages LONDON -- In the first high-profile ca ...

  45. French Court Sentences File-Sharer

    February 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Teacher to pay &#x20AC;10,200 in damages. In the first high-profile case of its kind in France, a civil court yesterday (Feb. 2) sentenced a 28-year-old file-sharer to pay a suspended fine of €3,000 ($3,940), plus €10,200 ($13,300) in damages. ...

  46. French Court Sentences File-Sharer

    February 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST In the first high-profile case of its kind in France, a civil court yesterday (Feb. 2) sentenced a 28-year-old file-sharer to pay a suspended fine of &#x20AC;3,000 ($3,940), plus &#x20AC;10,200 ($13,3 In the first high-profile case of its ...

  47. Courts

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST This Week's Stories: Student liable for links to music sites; Experience Hendrix sues over live record; Microsoft foregoes EU appeal This Week's Stories: Norway Student Ordered To Pay For Linking To Music Sites OSLO, Norway (AP) -- Norwa ...

  48. Norway Court Upholds Napster Conviction

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST OSLO, Norway (AP) -- Norway's supreme court ruled Thursday (Jan. 28) that a student whose Napster.no homepage was linked to free Internet music files must compensate the music industry. OSLO, Norway (AP) -- Norway's supreme court ruled T ...

  49. Norway Court Upholds Napster Conviction

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Student ordered to pay $15,900. OSLO, Norway (AP) -- Norway's supreme court ruled Thursday (Jan. 28) that a student whose Napster.no homepage was linked to free Internet music files must compensate the music industry. The country's highe ...

  50. Canadian Group To Appeal iPod Tax Ruling

    January 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Canadian Private Copying Collective announced yesterday (Jan. 13) that it will seek to appeal a Canadian <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1 The Canadian Private Copying Collectiv ...

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