Posts Tagged ‘Recording Industry Association of America’

Klobuchar Streaming Bill Language Causes Concern

Intellectual Property July 11th, 2011

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2011 – Proposed legislation introduced last month with the intent to target digital pirates whose activities hurt American jobs has instead raised the eyebrows of critics, who worry the bill would adversely affect millions of YouTube users. “Intellectual property is vital to our nation’s economy, and our businesses rely on trademark and […]

Former RIAA Lawyer Verrilli Confirmed as Solicitor General

People, Senate June 8th, 2011

WASHINGTON June 8, 2011 – The Senate Committee on the Judiciary confirmed Donald Verrilli, Jr. as Solicitor General on Monday.

Intellectual Property Breakfast Club Discusses the IP Czar

Intellectual Property, International September 15th, 2010

WASHINGTON, September 15, 2010 – The Intellectual Property Breakfast Club on Tuesday brought together a wide range of stake holders to discuss whether the Obama administration’s intellectual property czar will crush internet piracy.

Internet Service Providers Must Be Forced to Help Music Industry, Says U2′s Band Manager

Copyright, Intellectual Property, International September 8th, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO, September 7, 2010 – U2′s band manager Paul McGuinness has once again lit up the debate over who and what’s responsible for the decline of the music industry. In the August edition of British GQ, McGuinness declares: “I am convinced that ISPs are not going to help the music and film industry voluntarily. Some things have got to come with the force of legislation.”

Experts Debate Need for New Digital Copyright Law

Broadband's Impact, Copyright, Intellectual Property July 2nd, 2010

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2010 – The Digital Millennium Copyright Act that extended the reach of copyright when it became law in 1998 may have been created for the new millennium, just not this one, said an academic expert during a Thursday panel discussion.

Moviemakers’ Demand for ISP Customers’ IDs In Infringement Suits Should be Quashed, Argue Rights Groups

Copyright, Intellectual Property June 30th, 2010

A copyright holder can’t just randomly rummage around an internet service provider’s logs of its customers’ online activities in pursuit of those too cheap to pay for their entertainment a group of public interest lawyers are scheduled to argue Wednesday in a D.C. court. Releases Free Webcast on ‘Net Neutrality, Copyright Protection and the National Broadband Plan’

Broadband TV, Copyright, National Broadband Plan, Net Neutrality January 27th, 2010

WASHINGTON, January 27, 2010 – Broadband Census News LLC on Wednesday released, for FREE, the full-length video of the event on January 19, 2010: The Town Hall Webcast on the topic of “Net Neutrality, Copyright Protection and the National Broadband Plan.”

The event, moderated by Kim Hart of The Hill and Drew Clark of, begins with an introductory welcome by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski, and is followed by two panels, the first focused on technolgy, and the second focused on policy.

Panelists Debate Copyrights, Open Internet in U.S. Broadband Plan

Copyright, National Broadband Plan, Net Neutrality, Privacy January 19th, 2010

WASHINGTON, January 19, 2010 – Communication and intellectual property experts debated whether a national broadband plan is the right vehicle for addressing copyright and network neutrality issues and whether the FCC is overstepping its bounds by dabbling with copyright issues.

Public Knowledge President Gigi Sohn sparred with officials from the Recording Industry Association of America, telling RIAA’s executive vice president and general counsel that the recording and Hollywood industries along with some song writers want iinternet service providers to filter networks for copyright infringement.

Last Chance to Register for National Town Hall on ‘Net Neutrality, Copyright and National Broadband Plan’

Broadband Calendar, Broadband TV, Copyright, National Broadband Plan, Net Neutrality January 18th, 2010

WASHINGTON, January 18, 2010 – Monday is the last day to register to attend’s Town Hall Webcast on “Net Neutrality, Copyright Protection and the National Broadband Plan,” which takes place tomorrow, or on Tuesday, January 19, 2010, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Register at

Webcasts of Broadband Breakfast Club Now Available Online

Broadband Calendar January 15th, 2009

WASHINGTON, January 14, 2009 – Webcasts of the Broadband Breakfast Club, a discussion group on the key issues at the intersection of broadband technology and internet policy, are now available for purchase on the channel of TV Mainstream.

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