1. New Copyright Alliance Taking Fight To Capitol

    May 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT WASHINGTON -- A unique new organization made up of ingredients from the commerce, arts and university communities is hoping to convince Congress and the public that copyrights aren't the legal equivalent of a Rodney Dangerfield punch line: la ...

  2. Famed Hollywood Lobbyist Jack Valenti Dies

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Jack Valenti, a former presidential aide who became Hollywood's emissary to Washington and developer of the U.S. movie rating system, died on Thursday at age 85, his longtime spokesman, Warren Cowan, said. Valenti served as an aide to Preside ...

  3. MPAA Selects New President/CEO

    July 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The board of directors of the Motion Picture Assn. of America (MPAA) today (July 1) announced that Dan Glickman will replace Jack Valenti as president/CEO. The board of directors of the Motion Picture Assn. of America (MPAA) today (July 1) announc ...

  4. Interpol Links Piracy To Terrorism Funding

    June 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Report shows IP crimes aid terror groups worldwide. There is new evidence that terrorist organizations around the world are getting at least some of their funding from the sale of illegally copied intellectual property, including pirated DVDs and ...

  5. Interpol Links Piracy To Terrorism Funding

    June 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Report shows IP crimes aid terror groups worldwide. There is new evidence that terrorist organizations around the world are getting at least some of their funding from the sale of illegally copied intellectual property, including pirated DVDs and ...

  6. 'Millionaire' Creator Sues Disney

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. creators of the "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" franchise are suing the Walt Disney Co. for allegedly licensing the hit television series to ABC at below-market prices and inflating productio Study: Teens Knowingly Download Musi ...

  7. 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. CANNES (Hollywood Reporter)--Motion Picture As ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. A Chat With Jack Valenti

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With his long career as the chief voice of the American movie industry drawing to a close, Motion Picture Assn. of America CEO Jack Valenti spoke with The Hollywood Reporter's Brooks Boliek. With his long career as the chief voice of the Amer ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Valenti To Step Down As CEO Of MPAA

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jack Valenti, CEO of the Motion Picture Assn. of America (MPAA), says he will exit the trade group in a few months. Jack Valenti, CEO of the Motion Picture Assn. of America (MPAA), says he will exit the trade group in a few months. Valenti confirm ...

  12. RIAA Making Headway With Lawsuit Settlements

    September 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) said yesterday (Sept. 29) it has negotiated out-of-court settlements with 64 individuals accused of file-sharing... The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) said yesterday (Sept. 29) i ...

  13. New Lobbying Group Takes On Digital Fight

    January 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Technology companies and advocacy groups have formed a new lobbying organization to counter the entertainment industry in the battle over access to digital music, movies, and books. Technology companies and advocacy groups have formed a new lobbying ...

  14. MPAA, RIAA File Copyright Infringement Claims

    October 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The motion picture and recording industries are opening up a new legal front in their attempts to prevent the Napsterization of the Internet. Today (Oct. 3), the Motion Picture Association of America The motion picture and recording industries are o ...

  15. Industry Leaders On Tap For Internet Music Hearing

    April 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Napster president Hank Barry, veteran rocker Ted Nugent, and EMI Recorded Music president/CEO Ken Berry have joined Don Henley on the list of those slated to testify at tomorrow's Senate Commerce Comm Napster president Hank Barry, veteran rocke ...