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  1. Italy's ENPALS Extends Labels' Pensions Deadline

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Italian government agency ENPALS has extended by three months the deadline for payment of royalty-based retroactive pension contributions by record labels. Labels were supposed to make the payments by July 15, but this date has now been put back t ...

  2. Italy's Music Bill Report Presented

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The chances of the Italian parliament passing the much-awaited Music Bill appear to have improved. Pietro Folena, member of parliament and president of the parliamentary culture commission, has officially presented his report on the subject to the ...

  3. Italian Gov't Passes Music Industry-Friendly Budget

    December 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Italian parliament has passed the 2007 budget law which includes legislation with specific fiscal benefits for the music industry. The budget, which was presented by the centre-left coalition led by prime minister Romano Prodi, was debated and ...

  4. Italian Government Set to Install Industry Incentives

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT To be debated in parliament later this month. The Italian music industry has expressed its satisfaction with the news that the government coalition led by Romano Prodi has inserted a series of specific fiscal incentives in its 2007 budget, which w ...

  5. Italian Anti-Piracy Activity Rises In 2005

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Italy's authorities ramped up their anti-piracy activities in 2005, new figures illustrate. More than 1.6 million pre-recorded CD-Rs were seized last year, up by 21% with respect to 2004, according to Italy's authorities ramped up their ...

  6. Italian Anti-Piracy Activity Rises In 2005

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Millions of CDs seized, 519 arrests made. Italy's authorities ramped up their anti-piracy activities in 2005, new figures illustrate. More than 1.6 million pre-recorded CD-Rs were seized last year, up by 21% with respect to 2004, according to ...

  7. Italian Senate Passes Ex-Cirielli Bill

    November 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Law to come into effect before year's end. The Italian Senate on Tuesday (Nov. 29) passed the controversial Ex-Cirielli Bill, which, by reducing the statute of limitations in trials for a broad range of crimes, threatens to debilitate the cou ...

  8. Italian Senate Passes Ex-Cirielli Bill

    November 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Italian Senate on Tuesday (Nov. 29) passed the controversial Ex-Cirielli Bill, which, by reducing the statute of limitations in trials for a broad range of crimes, threatens to debilitate the coun The Italian Senate on Tuesday (Nov. 29) passed ...

  9. Italy's SIAE Placed Under Government Watch

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Italian collecting society SIAE has been placed under special government "commissionership," the country's cultural heritage minister Rocco Buttiglione said yesterday (July 27). At the same time, SIAE Italian collecting society SIAE ...

  10. Italy Enacts Tough New Copyright Laws

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The enactment of Italy's "Decreto Urbani" (Urbani decree) on copyright was greeted by a hackers' revolt on May 24. The decree, named after its sponsor, culture minister Giuliano Urbani, imposes stiff MILAN -- The enactment of I ...

  11. Short Session Could Hold Up Industry Bills

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The second session of the 108th Congress will be a short one. Congress has only about three weeks left to wrap up its entire legislative calendar. This includes top priorities such as deliberations on Short Session Could Hold Up Industry Bills Hea ...

  12. Italy's FIMI, FPM Disappointed Over P2P Decree

    April 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italian labels body FIMI and anti-piracy association FPM have jointly expressed a "strong sense of disappointment" at a government decree on illegal file-sharing. "The decree makes Italy the only Euro Italian labels body FIMI and an ...