March 29, 2005
Court Hears Arguments in File Sharing Case
Supreme Court Tuesday heard arguments in a copyright case brought against
file-sharing networks by members of the entertainment industry. Media
Correspondent Terence Smith presents a background report on the issue.
Then, Correspondent Jeffrey Brown discusses the arguments made before
the court and the possible impact on how Americans access digital content
with Chicago Tribune Supreme Court reporter Jan Crawford Greenburg.
March 7, 2005
Court to Hear Digital Copyright Case
month, the Supreme
Court will hear a much anticipated copyright case, MGM vs. Grokster,
which pits the entertainment industry against the makers of software
that allows people to exchange music and movies. The question before
the Supreme Court is how to protect copyrights without stifling the
innovation of new technologies, such as MP3 Players and TiVo.
January 21, 2004
Industry Files Music-Sharing Lawsuits Against 532 'John Doe' Defendants
Industry Association of America on Wednesday filed a new round of lawsuits
against "John Doe" defendants for allegedly sharing hundreds
of copyrighted songs over the Internet without permission.
December 19, 2003
Court Rejects Industry Attempts to Identify Music Downloaders
A federal appeals court on
Friday ruled against the recording industry's attempts to force the
nation's Internet providers to identify subscribers suspected of illegally
swapping music online, marking a major setback to the industry's anti-piracy
October 20, 2003
Recording Industry's Battle Against Music Downloaders
to criticism about its aggressive enforcement tactics, the Recording
Industry Association of America announced Friday that it warned more
than 200 people they could be sued unless they settle allegations they
distributed copyrighted music over the Internet.
September 30, 2003
RIAA Reaches Settlements with 52 Accused File-Sharers
Recording Industry Association of America announced Monday it reached
settlements for undisclosed amounts with 52 individuals accused of illegally
downloading music from the Internet. The trade group said it plans to
file hundreds more lawsuits in October.
September 9, 2003
RIAA Sues 261 For Alleged Illegal File-Swaping Over the Internet
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on Monday filed
lawsuits against 261 people across the country for allegedly downloading
thousands of copyrighted songs via popular Internet file-sharing networks.
The RIAA filed 261 lawsuits against alleged Internet song swappers.
John Flansburgh of the band They Might Be Giants and Chuck Cannon of
the Nashville Underground discuss the controversy over the Recording
Industry Association of America's anti-piracy campaign.
August 26, 2003
Industry Wins in Digital Copying Case
The California Supreme Court ruled that courts can prohibit the online
publication of DVD-copying codes, finding that the protection of corporate
trade secrets outranked free speech rights in the case.
August 12, 2003
Trade Group, Colleges Fight RIAA's Anti-Piracy Campaign
An Internet company trade association and several universities are challenging
the Recording Industry Association of America's crackdown on individuals
suspected of illegally downloading copyrighted music over the Web.
May 2, 2003
Recording Industry Settles with Students in File-Swapping Suit
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) reached settlements
with the four students sued for operating music file-swapping networks
at three U.S. universities.
May 1, 2003
Extra: Digital Copyright Fight
for Students: Apple Computer has launched a new online music store,
a pay-for-download service that may help ease the recent copyright woes
of the entertainment industry.
January 15, 2003
Court Upholds Copyright Extension
The US Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a 1998 law allowing copyright
holders and entertainment companies to retain their rights to books,
music, movies and other creative materials an additional 20 years.
January 8, 2003
Acquitted of Hollywood Piracy Charges
Marking a setback in the entertainment industry's legal struggle to
protect digital media from unauthorized copying, a Norwegian criminal
court acquitted Jon Johansen, 19, of DVD piracy charges.
December 10, 2002
The High Court of Australia ruled on Tuesday that New York-based publisher
Dow Jones & Co. could be sued for defamation under Australian law over
an article published in print and on its Web site.
June 3, 2002
In the wake
of music-sharing company Napster's bankruptcy filing, experts discuss
future of online music.
April 30, 2001
advancing technology of e-books affect the publishing world?
March 27, 2001
Fight Over Rights
the rights to material by freelance authors that is published, and then
archived on the Internet: the
freelance authors or the publishers? Freelance writer Jonathan Tasini
and attorney Bruce Keller examine the content rights case that is bound
for the Supreme Court.
Febuary 13, 2001
talks with Rick Dube of Webnoize and American University law professor
Peter Jaszi about yesterday's legal
decision against Napster, the online music swapping service, prohibiting
its users from sharing copyrighted music.
June 14, 2000
Sound of E-Music
continues between the music industry and its fans over Internet sites
that allow users to download CD-quality music for free.