Russian government

  1. Pussy Riot Member Freed, Two Bandmates Remain in Moscow Prison

    October 10, 2012 11:42 AM EDT MOSCOW (AP) -- A Moscow appeals court on Wednesday unexpectedly freed one jailed member of punk band Pussy Riot, but upheld the two-year prison sentences for the two other women jailed for an irreverent protest against President Vladimir Putin. Al ...

  2. Anger As Russian Gov't Appoints Collection Society

    October 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Russian Copyright Owners' Union (RSP) has been appointed as the country's sole organization for collecting levies on recordable media and related equipment, but the decision has left a sour taste in the mouths of its competitors. The ...

  3. Eurovision To Putin: Pay Up For Song Contest Idea

    October 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Russia's prime minister Vladimir Putin has long sought to build military ties with his country's eastern neighbors as a counterweight to NATO. Now he's proposing that East challenge West in a head-to-head battle of the song contests ...

  4. RIAA Drops AllofMP3.com Suit

    May 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA last week dropped its lawsuit against AllofMP3.com, the Russian digital music service that shut down last July. The trade group told Bloomberg that the move was due to the fact that the site is no longer operational and therefore represen ...

  5. U.S., Russian Gov'ts Sign Bilateral Pact

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pact sealed Nov. 19. Russian promises to beef up intellectual property protection are part of the bilateral market access agreement signed yesterday (Nov. 19) by the United States and Russian governments. The agreement takes Russia, the largest pi ...

  6. IFPI Wins Moscow Piracy Court Case

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI has snatched victory against Russobit-Soft, a major Russian pirate-disc manufacturer, following a court ruling in Moscow today (July 13). The IFPI has snatched victory against Russobit-Soft, a major Russian pirate-disc manufacturer, follo ...

  7. IFPI Wins Moscow Piracy Court Case

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI has snatched victory against Russobit-Soft, a major Russian pirate-disc manufacturer, following a court ruling in Moscow today (July 13). The IFPI has snatched victory against Russobit-Soft, a major Russian pirate-disc manufacturer, follo ...

  8. U.S. Releases Annual IP Rights Report

    April 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT China, Russia featured prominently. The U.S. Trade Representative's office released its annual report today (April 28) on the adequacy and effectiveness of intellectual-property rights (IPR) protection. China and Russia are among 13 countries ...

  9. U.S. Senate Puts Pressure On Russian Gov't

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Senate passed a joint resolution late last night (Dec. 21) calling on the Russian Federation to provide effective protection for intellectual property or risk not being accepted into the Worl The U.S. Senate passed a joint resolution late ...

  10. Gov't Sends Anti-Piracy Message To Russia

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. House of Representatives Nov. 16 passed a "sense of the Congress" resolution that the Russian Federation should get serious about enforcing its anti-piracy laws and prosecuting pirates of U.S WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. House o ...

  11. Gov't Sends Anti-Piracy Message To Russia

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. House of Representatives last night (Nov. 16) passed a "sense of the Congress" resolution that the Russian Federation should get serious about enforcing its anti-piracy laws and prosecuting p The U.S. House of Representatives la ...

  12. USTR Places 14 Countries On Piracy Priority Watch List

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The nation's top trade negotiator pushed China to do more to prevent copyright piracy and sent a warning to Russia that its behavior toward pirates needs to change, but his efforts fell far short of t WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) ...

  13. Russia Fighting DVD Pirates

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Russian prosecutors were due to start unrolling the country's biggest series of criminal cases against vendors of pirate DVDs on Feb. 1 after a police operation shut down a leading Moscow audiovisual MOSCOW (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Russian ...

  14. IFPI Reveals List Of Worst Piracy Offenders

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For the second year running, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) has singled out 10 countries as being the world's worst music-piracy offenders. LONDON -- For the second year running, the International Federation ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. France Stepping Up Battle Against International Piracy

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT French trade minister Francois Loos will visit the Netherlands June 29 to discuss with Rotterdam port authorities measures to curb physical piracy and the introduction of counterfeit goods into the Eu PARIS -- French trade minister Francois Loos w ...

  17. Objectors Slam Monti's Approval Of Sony-BMG Merger

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following word June 17 that European Union Competition Commissioner Mario Monti will recommend approval of the proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG, independent labels, retailers and consumer groups Objectors Slam Monti's Approval Of Sony-BM ...

  18. Court: TV Mogul's Human Rights Were Abused

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Court of Human Rights ruled last Thursday that Russian authorities abused the human rights of media magnate Vladimir Gusinsky and broke international law. MOSCOW (Hollywood Reporter)--The European Court of Human Rights ruled last Thur ...

  19. '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 ...

  20. EU Urged To Pressure Russia On IP

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT International trade body the IFPI is urging European Commission president Romano Prodi to press the Russian government to take action on intellectual property issues. LONDON--International trade body the IFPI is urging European Commission presiden ...

  21. 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 ...