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  1. 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 ...

  2. Black Promoters Lose Discrimination Case

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST A U.S. District Court judge in New York has ruled in favor of a group of agents and promoters in a case brought against them by four African-American concert promoters who claimed they had faced discr NASHVILLE -- A U.S. District Court judge in Ne ...

  3. Black Promoters Lose Discrimination Case

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST A U.S. District Court Judge in New York has ruled in favor of a group of agents and promoters in a case brought against them by four African-American concert promoters who claimed they had faced discr A U.S. District Court Judge in New York has ru ...

  4. Time Warner Inks $510M Settlement With Gov't

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Time Warner Inc. on Dec. 15 settled criminal securities fraud charges the government leveled on its America Online unit, agreeing to pay $210 million to end the Justice Department's probe. The company (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Time Warner I ...

  5. German Promoter Ordered To Pay Over Hearing Loss

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST German concert organizer Marek Lieberberg Konzertagentur (MLK) has been ordered to pay compensation to a woman who alleged that her hearing was damaged during a Bon Jovi concert in September 2000. HAMBURG -- German concert organizer Marek Lieberbe ...

  6. German Promoter Ordered To Pay Over Hearing Loss

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST German concert organizer Marek Lieberberg Konzertagentur has been ordered to pay compensation to a woman who alleges that her hearing was damaged during a Bon Jovi concert in September 2000. German concert organizer Marek Lieberberg Konzertagentur ...

  7. German Promoter Ordered To Pay Over Hearing Loss

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST German concert organizer Marek Lieberberg Konzertagentur has been ordered to pay compensation to a woman who alleges that her hearing was damaged during a Bon Jovi concert in September 2000. German concert organizer Marek Lieberberg Konzertagentur ...

  8. German Promoter Ordered To Pay Over Hearing Loss

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST German concert organizer Marek Lieberberg Konzertagentur has been ordered to pay compensation to a woman who alleges that her hearing was damaged during a Bon Jovi concert in September 2000. German concert organizer Marek Lieberberg Konzertagentur ...

  9. Sources: Impala To Lodge Sony BMG Appeal Friday

    December 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST European independent labels body Impala will lodge its appeal to the Sony BMG merger tomorrow (Dec. 3) before the court of First Instance in Luxemburg, Billboard.biz has learned. European independent labels body Impala will lodge its appeal to the ...

  10. Sources: Impala To Lodge Sony BMG Appeal Friday

    December 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST European independent labels body Impala will lodge its appeal to the Sony BMG merger tomorrow (Dec. 3) before the court of First Instance in Luxemburg, Billboard.biz has learned. European independent labels body Impala will lodge its appeal to the ...

  11. Witness: Kazaa Can Detect Infringers

    December 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Overriding severe objections from Sharman Networks' lawyer, Australian federal court Justice Murray Wilcox allowed an anti-piracy services provider based in New York to submit evidence today (Dec. 2) Overriding severe objections from Sharman ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. U.K. Distributors Win Ruling Over Rental Prices

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST U.K. home entertainment distributors are claiming victory in the ongoing battle over premium pricing of rental DVD and VHS films following a High Court ruling in the last week. LONDON (The Hollywood Reporter) -- U.K. home entertainment distributor ...

  14. EU Says Microsoft Antitrust Case Remains Intact

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Union insisted Nov. 24 that its antitrust case against Microsoft Corp. remains intact despite a surprise meeting called by the judge following the desertion of two of the EU's biggest all BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union insis ...

  15. Impala Move Could Affect Future Mergers

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST The decision by Impala to legally challenge the European Commission's approval of the Sony BMG merger could raise questions for future deals. LONDON -- The decision by Impala to legally challenge the European Commission's approval of the ...

  16. Impala To File Sony BMG Appeal Next Month

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST European independent labels body Impala will lodge an appeal to the Sony BMG merger before the court of First Instance in Luxemburg in early December. European independent labels body Impala will lodge an appeal to the Sony BMG merger before the c ...

  17. Impala To File Sony BMG Appeal Next Month

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST European independent labels body Impala will lodge an appeal to the Sony BMG merger before the court of First Instance in Luxemburg in early December. European independent labels body Impala will lodge an appeal to the Sony BMG merger before the c ...

  18. Universal Calls For Kazaa Owner's Identity

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Australia has asked a Sydney judge to order Sharman Networks to reveal the identity of its owner. Universal Music and the other leading Australian record labels are suing Sharman for a Sydney -- Universal Music Australia has asked ...

  19. Universal Calls For Kazaa Owner's Identity

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Australia has asked a Sydney judge to order Sharman Networks to reveal the identity of its owner. Universal Music and the other leading Australian record labels are suing Sharman for a Universal Music Australia has asked a Sydney j ...

  20. Universal Calls For Kazaa Owner's Identity

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Australia has asked a Sydney judge to order Sharman Networks to reveal the identity of its owner. Universal Music and the other leading Australian record labels are suing Sharman for a Universal Music Australia has asked a Sydney j ...

  21. Case Analysis: Compulsory Mechanical License And Distribution Contract Terms

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT An indie label's lawsuit against its distributor, Artemis Records, and competitor Sony Music Entertainment was thrown out of federal court Sept. 20 because the label didn't follow the Copyright Act's An indie label's lawsuit ag ...

  22. Michigan Suit Continues Against Michael Moore

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal libel lawsuit brought by the brother of Oklahoma City bomber Terry Nichols against "Bowling for Columbine" filmmaker Michael Moore continues after a ruling Sept. 3 on an issue of first impre NEW YORK -- A federal libel lawsuit ...

  23. Filmmaker Besson Wins French Counterfeiting Case

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT An appellate court in Paris held French mobile-phone operator SFR and its advertising agency liable for "counterfeiting" filmmaker Luc Besson's "The Fifth Element" in an advertising campaign. PARIS -- An appellate court in ...

  24. Case Analysis: Recovering Defendants' Attorney's Fees in Copyright- Infringement Cases

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It is rare that the successful party to litigation recovers the attorney's fees he spent for the lawsuit. Generally, fees may be awarded only when the parties agreed to such action in the written cont It is rare that the successful party to l ...

  25. Disney Trademarks 'Held Hostage' In South African Court

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Walt Disney wants its Mickey Mouse back. The U.S. entertainment giant went to a South African court Aug. 24 seeking to set aside an order that holds some 240 of its most famous trademarks -- including (Reuters) -- Walt Disney wants its Mickey Mous ...

  26. Behind The Deal: Will The Supreme Court Hear A Grokster Appeal?

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Aug. 19 held that Grokster and StreamCast were not contributorily or vicariously liable for copyright infringement. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Aug. 19 held that Grokster and StreamCast were not cont ...

  27. France Investigates EMI, FNAC In Copy Control Case

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music France and music retailer FNAC have been placed under investigation by a magistrate at a court in Nanterre, near Paris. PARIS -- Controversial copy-protection technology is once again causing legal trouble for companies in France. EMI Mu ...

  28. Disney In Court Over Lion Song

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Walt Disney wants its Mickey Mouse back. The U.S. entertainment giant went to a South African court on Tuesday seeking to set aside an order which holds some 240 of its most famous trademarks -- inclu Walt Disney wants its Mickey Mouse back. The U ...

  29. Behind The Deal & Case Analysis

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Behind The Deal: Lawyers for artists, managers and labels should be aware of state labor laws and pending legislation that may affect contracts. Case Analysis: A federal court in New York decides that Behind The Deal : Lawyers for artists, manager ...

  30. Universal Says It Will Appeal Hallyday Case

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music France is planning to appeal a decision by a French labor tribunal ordering the company to hand over to one of its leading artists the masters to his complete catalog. LONDON -- Universal Music France is planning to appeal a decisi ...

  31. Anticipate New Technologies When Drafting Copyright Licenses

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With so much money to be made from DVD sales, entertainment companies need to make sure they have secured all the necessary copyrights to release these works in the DVD format. If you long to see your favorite old television shows or movies again, ...

  32. Australian Pirate DJs Sentenced To Fine

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal court judge in Sydney on July 29 ordered five club DJs to pay $140,000 Australian ($98,000) each after they pleaded guilty to copyright infringement. SYDNEY -- A federal court judge in Sydney on July 29 ordered five club DJs to pay $140, ...

  33. Hallyday Wins Back Universal Masters

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A labor tribunal in Paris today ordered Universal Music France to hand back to Johnny Hallyday the masters from his 42 years with the company. A labor tribunal in Paris today ordered Universal Music France to hand back to Johnny Hallyday the maste ...

  34. Hallyday Wins Back Universal Masters

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A labor tribunal in Paris today ordered Universal Music France to hand back to Johnny Hallyday the masters from his 42 years with the company. A labor tribunal in Paris today ordered Universal Music France to hand back to Johnny Hallyday the maste ...

  35. Kazaa Parent Told To Reveal Owner

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT An Australian Federal Court judge has ordered Sharman Networks reveal the anonymous figures controlling the company. An Australian Federal Court judge has ordered Sharman Networks to reveal the anonymous figures controlling the company. Sharman, t ...

  36. Kazaa Parent Told To Reveal Owner

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT An Australian Federal Court judge has ordered Sharman Networks reveal the anonymous figures controlling the company. An Australian Federal Court judge has ordered Sharman Networks to reveal the anonymous figures controlling the company. Sharman, t ...

  37. Kazaa Parent Told To Reveal Owner

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT An Australian Federal Court judge has ordered Sharman Networks reveal the anonymous figures controlling the company. An Australian Federal Court judge has ordered Sharman Networks to reveal the anonymous figures controlling the company. Sharman, t ...

  38. EC Approval Of Sony BMG: A Textbook Merger Review

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In 2000, the European Commission voiced serious objections to a proposed merger between EMI and Warner Music. Yet a few weeks ago, stories began circulating that the Commission was prepared to approve In 2000, the European Commission voiced seriou ...

  39. Music Biz Ponders Sony BMG Structure After EC OKs Merger

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Now that the European Commission on July 19 cleared the proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG, approval by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is the final hurdle before the deal's completion. <br clear Music Biz Ponders Sony BMG Structure A ...

  40. Victims File Negligence Suit Over R.I. Club Fire

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Attorneys for 226 victims of the Station club fire in West Warwick, R.I., and their families filed a 70-count lawsuit today (July 22) in Providence Superior Court. Attorneys for 226 victims of the Station club fire in West Warwick, R.I., and their ...

  41. French Court Frees Solaar From Universal Contract

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT French rapper MC Solaar has won a legal battle against Universal Music France that started nearly seven years ago. The court ordered Universal to give all of Solaar's recording masters, along with th PARIS -- French rapper MC Solaar has won a ...

  42. Phil Spector Sues Robert Shapiro Over $1.5M Retainer

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Producer Phil Spector has filed suit against his former attorney and longtime friend Robert Shapiro, in an attempt to reclaim a $1.5 million retainer Shapiro took when he represented Spector in his on Phil Spector Sues Robert Shapiro Over $1.5M Re ...

  43. Solaar Shines Through in Universal Case

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music France has been ordered by a French high court to revert all the recordings made by rapper MC Solaar during the time he was signed to the company. Universal Music France has been ordered by a French high court to revert all the rec ...

  44. Solaar Shines Through in Universal Case

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music France has been ordered by a French high court to revert all the recordings made by rapper MC Solaar during the time he was signed to the company. Universal Music France has been ordered by a French high court to revert all the rec ...

  45. German Label Execs Sentenced In Copyright-Infringement Case

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A court in Grasse, France, has sentenced the chief executive and the sales manager of a German company who in June were found guilty of distributing without authorization material by Cape Verde music LONDON -- A court in Grasse, France, has senten ...

  46. A Flap Over 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight'

    July 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT South African lawyers are suing U.S. entertainment giant Walt Disney Co. for infringement of copyright on "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," the most popular song to emerge from Africa, the lawyers said today South African lawyers are suing U.S. ...

  47. Cantat Withdraws Appeal in Homicide Case

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT French rock singer Bertrand Cantat will not appeal the court decision in which he was sentenced to eight years in prison. He was found guilty of the homicide of his actress girlfriend, Marie Trintigna LONDON -- French rock singer Bertrand Cantat w ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. Cantat Withdraws Appeal in Homicide Case

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rocker will serve jail sentence in France. French rock singer Bertrand Cantat will not appeal the court decision in which he was sentenced to eight years in prison. He was found guilty of the homicide of his actress girlfriend, Marie Trintignant, ...

  50. Cantat Withdraws Appeal in Homicide Case

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rocker will serve jail sentence in France. French rock singer Bertrand Cantat will not appeal the court decision in which he was sentenced to eight years in prison. He was found guilty of the homicide of his actress girlfriend, Marie Trintignant, ...

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