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  1. Biz Leaders Seek Digital Harmony

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT RealNetworks has its eye on bridging the compatibility gap between competing digital-music standards. At the UJA Federation's Music Visionary of the Year luncheon today (July 14) in New York, Real cha RealNetworks has its eye on bridging the ...

  2. Hatch's 'Induce' Bill Spurs Debate Among Industry Groups

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA and recording-artist organizations are disputing claims that the proposed "Inducing Infringement of Copyrights Act" would undermine the Supreme Court's 1984 Sony-Betamax decision on legitimat WASHINGTON, D.C.-The RIAA and r ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Wal-Mart Web Site Gets 'Idol' Exclusives

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tracks by Fantasia, DeGarmo cost 88 cents. Wal-Mart is exclusively selling new tracks from American Idol winner Fantasia and runner-up Diana DeGarmo through its walmart.com digital music service. Fantasia's "I Believe" is available ...

  5. Wal-Mart Web Site Gets 'Idol' Exclusives

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Wal-Mart is exclusively selling new tracks from American Idol winner Fantasia and runner-up Diana DeGarmo through its walmart.com digital music service. Wal-Mart is exclusively selling new tracks from American Idol winner Fantasia and runner-up Di ...

  6. DVD Filtering Software In Copyright Dispute

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nissim Corp. has filed a lawsuit against ClearPlay, alleging that the defendant's software -- which filters out scenes with violence, sex or foul language from films on DVD -- infringes on its patents LOS ANGELES -- Nissim Corp. has filed a l ...

  7. UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group (UMG) has filed suit against three subsidiaries of New York-based American International Group Inc. (AIG): American Home Assurance Co., National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pitts UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case NIP ...

  8. Blockbuster Expands Monthly Subscription Plan

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Video-rental giant Blockbuster is going national with a monthly subscription plan that lets customers rent an unlimited number of movies and keep two or three at a time without running up late fees. Video-rental giant Blockbuster is going national ...

  9. Indie Retail Suit To Go Forward

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal district court judge in Los Angeles has denied a motion by big-box defendants and the five majors to dismiss an amended class-action lawsuit against them which alleges they engage in unfair A federal district court judge in Los Angeles h ...

  10. Indie Retail Suit To Go Forward

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal district court judge in Los Angeles has denied a motion by big-box defendants and the five majors to dismiss an amended class-action lawsuit against them which alleges they engage in unfair A federal district court judge in Los Angeles h ...

  11. Congressman Calls For ClearPlay Settlement

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A powerful House committee chairman is pressing for a settlement between the Directors Guild of America and ClearPlay. WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter)--A powerful House committee chairman is pressing for a settlement between the Directors Guild of ...

  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. Indies Picked To Jumpstart Latin Biz Rebound

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The bulls outnumbered the bears during the first day of this year's Billboard Latin Music Conference &amp; Awards. Optimistic attendees at the 15th annual confab at the Eden Roc Hotel in Miami Beach s The bulls outnumbered the bears durin ...

  14. Film Studios Mum On ClearPlay Suit

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It's still unclear if the Directors Guild of America (DGA) plans to sue hardware manufacturer RCA and retail giant Wal-Mart for making and selling a new ClearPlay-enabled DVD player. LOS ANGELES--It's still unclear if the Directors Guild ...

  15. New DVD Players Can Filter Movie Content

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT People wanting to automatically mute the foul language in "Seabiscuit" or skip the violence in "The Patriot" have a new option -- a DVD player from RCA that filters content deemed objectionable. People wanting to automatically ...

  16. CERTA Tackles Piracy This Week

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WASHINGTON--Members of the newly-organized CERTA, the Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations, are meeting with members of Congress Tuesday (April 20) to drum up support to combat entert Virgin Artist Severs Ties On Contract Dispute B ...

  17. Retail Track

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Wal-Mart begins field tests of POD, an additional endcap placed outside its music department with titles priced at $9.72. Read Ed Christman's column. Wal-Mart begins field tests of POD, an additional endcap placed outside its music department ...

  18. Retail Track

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Wal-Mart begins field tests of POD, an additional endcap placed outside its music department with titles priced at $9.72. Read Ed Christman's column. Wal-Mart begins field tests of POD, an additional endcap placed outside its music department ...

  19. Retail Track

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Wal-Mart begins field tests of POD, an additional endcap placed outside its music department with titles priced at $9.72. Read Ed Christman's column. Wal-Mart begins field tests of POD, an additional endcap placed outside its music department ...

  20. Wal-Mart Bows 88-Cent Download Store

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Wal-Mart today (March 23) formally launched its online download store. The service, which has been quietly live since December, makes its official bow at Walmart.com with 300,000 songs, including excl Wal-Mart today (March 23) formally launched it ...

  21. Norah No. 1 For Fourth Week

    March 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones' "Feels Like Home" coasts to a fourth straight week atop The Billboard 200. U.S. sales of the album are down about 27%, but the Blue Note release still moves 204,000 copies, according to N Norah Jones' "Feels L ...

  22. Norah No. 1 For Fourth Week

    March 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones' "Feels Like Home" coasts to a fourth straight week atop The Billboard 200. U.S. sales of the album are down about 27%, but the Blue Note release still moves 204,000 copies, according to N Norah Jones' "Feels L ...

  23. Firm Drops DVD-Patent Suit Vs. Retailers

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Multi-Format Inc. has dropped a patent-infringement lawsuit it filed last August against 11 DVD retailers. Multi-Format, founded by two inventors, had claimed that it held patents related to the proce Multi-Format Inc. has dropped a patent-infring ...

  24. Firm Drops DVD-Patent Suit Vs. Retailers

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Multi-Format Inc. has dropped a patent-infringement lawsuit it filed last August against 11 DVD retailers. Multi-Format, founded by two inventors, had claimed that it held patents related to the proce Multi-Format Inc. has dropped a patent-infring ...

  25. Wal-Mart, Liquid Link For Discount Download Store

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST In a move that figures to spark price competition in the download space, Wal-Mart yesterday began selling tracks from its Web site for 88 cents apiece. The service--which launched with 200,000 songs-- In a move that figures to spark price competit ...

  26. Wal-Mart, Liquid Link For Discount Download Store

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST In a move that figures to spark price competition in the download space, Wal-Mart yesterday began selling tracks from its Web site for 88 cents apiece. The service--which launched with 200,000 songs-- In a move that figures to spark price competit ...

  27. Wal-Mart, Liquid Link For Discount Download Store

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST In a move that figures to spark price competition in the download space, Wal-Mart yesterday began selling tracks from its Web site for 88 cents apiece. The service--which launched with 200,000 songs-- In a move that figures to spark price competit ...

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