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  1. ClearPlay Hearing In D.C. This Week

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The House Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property has scheduled a hearing Thursday (May 20) to examine the so-called moral rights issues in a legal dispute between the motion pi WASHINGTON--The House Subcommittee on Courts, ...

  2. DMCA Adjustment Fuels Capitol Hill Debate

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT There's a lot of buzz on Capitol Hill about a pending bill that seeks to enlarge the "fair use" sections of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The main provision, The Digital Media Consumers WASHINGTON--There's a lot ...

  3. Film Studios Mull Piracy Lawsuits

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Motion Picture Assn. of America head Jack Valenti says film studios may follow their music counterparts in pursuing individual file-sharers through the courts if online film piracy continues unabated. Ex-Exec Sues Label For Slander Ex-Fox Workers ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. China's Piracy Pledge Not Convincing?

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT China pledged to reduce physical goods piracy through a nationwide campaign coordinated at the national, provincial and local level by vice premier, Wu Yi. WASHINGTON--"It is what it is." That's what the record industry's top & ...

  7. Future of Music Summit Sure To Fuel Debate

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The first panel at the Future of Music's annual policy summit in D.C. on May 2 and 3 is certain to generate fireworks. WASHINGTON--The first panel at the Future of Music's annual policy summit in D.C. on May 2 and 3 is certain to generat ...

  8. Spyware Hearing Set For April 29

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection, has scheduled a hearing on April 29 to probe Internet technology that can WASHINGTON--Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., chairm ...

  9. Rep. Seeks To Curb Outsourcing In Film

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rep. Diane E. Watson applauds the reconstitution of Hollywood Labor Coalition, organized by the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, and is pledging to work with the group to curb the outsourcing o WASHINGTON--Rep. Diane E. Watson, D-Cal., appl ...

  10. Crow Flies for United Air, Sony

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Connect, Sony Corp. of America's online music service, will launch May 4 with a promo event featuring Sheryl Crow performing live on a United Airlines aircraft traveling from Chicago to Los Angel Rep. Seeks To Curb Outsourcing In Film Mi ...

  11. Marc Anthony Plans Summer Tour

    April 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT North American dates kick-off in Tampa. Marc Anthony will embark on a North American headlining tour on June 15. The Nada Personal Tour begins in Tampa, Fla. at the St. Pete Times Forum and wraps July 29 at the San Diego Sports Arena. Clear Channe ...

  12. Broadcasters Rip Analog Shutoff Plan

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The broadcast industry is attacking a plan that would bring digital TV to America by 2009. That's when the government proposes to shut off the analog frequencies that TV stations now use. WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter)--The broadcast industr ...

  13. Film Industry Warned To Heed Piracy Warnings

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The report, called "Facing Piracy: Digital Theft in the Filmed Entertainment Industry," explores the causes of piracy, its financial consequences, and ways to address it. WASHINGTON--The film industry had better take some lessons on pira ...

  14. Senate Piracy Hearing Set For April 29

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bookmark a hearing on international piracy efforts scheduled for April 29 before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, State and Judiciary. WASHINGTON--Bookmark a hearing on international piracy efforts scheduled for April 2 ...

  15. CERTA Tackles Piracy This Week

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Members of the newly-organized CERTA, the Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations, will meet with members of Congress April 20 to drum up support to combat entertainment piracy. WASHINGTON--Members of the newly-organized CERTA, the Co ...

  16. Reps With Industry Concern Form Caucus

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Two Washington lawmakers with arts interests, Reps. Mary Bono, R-Cal. and Steney Hoyer, D-Md., are teaming with the Recording Academy and top artists to form the Recording Arts and Sciences Caucus. Two Washington lawmakers with arts interests, Rep ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. The Dead Plot Summer Outing

    April 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Dead begin a summer tour June 12 at the Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, Tenn. The three-month U.S. Wave That Flag tour will hit 28 cities before concluding Aug. 19 at Atlanta's Hi-FiBuys Amphithe The Dead begin a summer tour June 12 at t ...

  19. Indecency Fines Set To Escalate

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Word on the Hill is that indecency fines are set to shoot through the roof soon. WASHINGTON--Word on the Hill is that indecency fines are set to shoot through the roof soon. With public grousing and election-year politicking guiding Federal Commun ...

  20. Music Summit Seen Drawing 700 Attendees

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Over 700 attendees will be on hand at the Future of Music Policy Summit May 2-3 at George Washington University. WASHINGTON--Over 700 attendees will be on hand at the Future of Music Policy Summit May 2-3 at George Washington University. The summi ...

  21. Hearing Set To Mull Satellite Retransmission Bill

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rep. Fred Upton has scheduled an April 10 hearing to discuss the Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act. WASHINGTON--Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., has scheduled an April 10 hearing to discuss the Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act. Upton, who is cha ...

  22. Indecency Fines Set To Escalate

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WASHINGTON--Word on the Hill is that indecency fines are set to shoot through the roof soon. With public grousing and election-year politicking guiding Federal Communications Commission thinking, the Immediatek To Buy DiscLive Clear Channel Trial ...

  23. Amendments To Filesharing Bill On Horizon

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Expect some unhappy House lawmakers to offer amendments to the pending H.R. 4077 when it comes before the full Judiciary Committee after the Easter recess. WASHINGTON--Expect some unhappy House lawmakers to offer amendments to the pending H.R. 407 ...

  24. Feds To Hollywood: Keep On Truckin'

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hollywood will get a break under an amendment approved by the U.S. House last Thursday that relaxes the sleep requirement for truck drivers who haul supplies to movie and TV show sets. WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter)--Hollywood will get a break un ...

  25. NAB Code-Of-Conduct Draft On Tap

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Chances are good that the National Assn. of Broadcasters will attempt to forge a voluntary code of conduct in the next few months. WASHINGTON—Chances are good that the National Assn. of Broadcasters will attempt to forge a voluntary code of conduc ...

  26. Recouping E-Royalties Made Easier

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT LOS ANGELES--Thanks to a simplified application process, producers are having an easier time recouping their share of webcasting and satellite transmission royalties of their recordings. <br clear="no NLRB Dismisses 'Virtual Music ...

  27. Brazil, U.S. Team Against Piracy

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Members of the Brazilian Congress and U.S. government officials are joining forces in the war on piracy. WASHINGTON (The Hollywood Reporter)--Members of the Brazilian Congress and U.S. government officials are joining forces in the war on piracy. ...

  28. Writers Guild To Rerun Election On Labor Probe

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Writers Guild of America West will re-run its fall election under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Labor. WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter)--The Writers Guild of America West will re-run its fall election under the auspices of the U.S. Dep ...

  29. Ring Tunes Stirs Payment Debate

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST As the wireless industry moves from polyphonic ring tones to ring tones using actual master recordings, observers say artists should be aware of how labels will treat the use of the master recording. WASHINGTON--As the wireless industry moves from ...

  30. Jackson's Contract Suit Vs. UMG Advances

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST NEW YORK--A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has cleared the way for Michael Jackson to pursue a lawsuit against Universal Music Group for breach of contract. Jackson can now conduct an audit of UMG's BMI Licenses Songs To Digital Jukebox Fir ...

  31. State Attorneys To P2P Networks: Clean Up Your Act

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST As the war against peer-to-peer networks escalates, the highest-ranking state law enforcement officers are weighing in on the debate. WASHINGTON--As the war against peer-to-peer networks escalates, the highest-ranking state law enforcement officer ...

  32. Stern' Defense Irks Senator

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kansas, isn't buying Viacom president and chief operating officer Mel Karmazin's contention that the Feb. 24 broadcast of "The Howard Stern Show" doesn't run afoul of the nation' WASHINGTON--Sen. ...

  33. NYC Residents, Club Owners Battle Over Noise

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST LOS ANGELES--A New York City night-life ordinance is unlikely to see the light of day in 2004. But supporters say the law, which seeks to soften club noise for Manhattan residents, will eventually be Licensing Deals Abound In Wireless Market NYC R ...

  34. Congress Boosts Indecency Fines

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation last Thursday that directs the Federal Communications Commission to fine broadcasters up to $500,000 for airing smutty TV or radio WASHINGTON--The U.S. House of Representatives ...

  35. P2P Group Await Label Action

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST P2P United is awaiting reaction this week from the heads of the five major record labels after writing to them individually last Thursday. WASHINGTON--P2P United is awaiting reaction this week from the heads of the five major record labels after w ...

  36. Kazaa Case Hits New Snag

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST SYDNEY--The Australian record industry's attempts to launch a copyright infringement case against Kazaa is facing another stumbling block. Lawyers for Kazaa's Sydney-based parent Sharman Networks lodg Internet Giants Join Forces Against ...

  37. Clear Channel Pays Record Fine for 'Love Sponge' Broadcast

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Communications paid the largest-ever single fine for an indecent broadcast last Thursday when it wrote a $755,000 check to the U.S. Treasury for a broadcast of the "Bubba the Love Sponge WASHINGTON--Clear Channel Communications ...

  38. E.U. Set To Act On New Rules To Halt Piracy

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Union is expected to agree to new rules this week that will clamp down on movie and music pirates following a long legislative battle, according to the E.U. sources last Friday. <br clea Virgin, Fox Studio Drop Lawsuit, Settle Disp ...

  39. Little Resolution From Talks Between RIAA, P2P Consortium

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Very little was resolved after a meeting between the Recording Industry Assn. of America and P2P United. U.S. Senators Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and John Ensign, R-Nev., co-chairmen of the Forum on Technolog NEW YORK--Very little was resolved after last ...

  40. Clear Channel Yanks Howard Stern Off Six Channels

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST <ul><li> Victims' Relief Aid Fund Proposed In Wake Of R.I. Nightclub Deaths</li> <li> Calif. Sen. Backs Proposed New Internet Piracy Bill</li> <li> South By Southwest Conference Panels Offer CLE Credi Clear ...

  41. Congress Targeting Piracy, Obscenity Issues

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Expect a House subcommittee markup within the month of an industry bill that will put the screws to hard-goods pirates and counterfeiters who use state-of-the-art holograms and authentication componen WASHINGTON--Expect a House subcommittee markup ...

  42. Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries Calif. Music/Tech Convocation Set For Feb. 25 EU Set To Confirm New Piracy Rules Clear Channel Commun Names Levin Legal Chief King Purtich Na ...

  43. Gloria Estefan Show Hits Big Screen

    January 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST A Gloria Estefan concert recorded live at the Colosseum at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas has been adapted for the big screen and will premiere nationwide Feb. 10. A Gloria Estefan concert recorded live at the Colosseum at Caesar's Palace ...

  44. Gloria Estefan Show Hits Big Screen

    January 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST A Gloria Estefan concert recorded live at the Colosseum at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas has been adapted for the big screen and will premiere nationwide Feb. 10. A Gloria Estefan concert recorded live at the Colosseum at Caesar's Palace ...

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