Artists from four major recording labels were again missing from a music awards ceremony held by a recording industry group yesterday.Thursday, 8 April, 2010, 12:00am
The absence of the four major labels at this year's Hong Kong Music Fair has made the event a much quieter affair than in previous years.
The fair was first staged in 2006, and is seen as a venue for industry players to launch promotions and negotiate business deals.21 Mar 2010 - 12:00am
The overall environment for copyright protection in the country is still frustrating, although industry players are seeking new models.
'Protecting copyrights in China is an uphill battle,' said Leong May-seey, the Asian regional director of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).12 Feb 2008 - 12:00am
Beijing needs to introduce effective legislation to tackle internet piracy and do more than just close down illegal CD factories to protect music copyright, an international music executive said yesterday.2 Aug 2006 - 12:00am
Many young people share files illegally on the internet although they know that they may be breaking the law, a survey has revealed.10 Oct 2005 - 12:00am
IN MALAYSIA it is fast becoming the year of the crackdown.
First politicians took offence at rowdy foreign workers who were running amok. Stiffer penalties were introduced for illegal immigrants, including caning. Thousands have been deported in recent months, upsetting ties with neighbours, especially Indonesia.30 Aug 2002 - 12:00am
Taiwan's entertainment industry will stage a protest march against piracy for the first time today and all cinemas will be closed until 7pm.
Taiwan is a key market for Chinese entertainment products, but the legitimate sector has been heavily eroded by piracy in recent years.4 Apr 2002 - 12:00am
The mainland was yesterday named as the fastest growing centre for music and video piracy.
Evidence of organised crime in Hong Kong, linked to counterfeit disc manufacturing, was also becoming increasingly prevalent, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).15 Jun 2000 - 12:00am
MyWeb Inc.com has reached an out-of-court settlement over claims it illegally distributed Cantonese and Mandarin pop hits over the Internet.
MyWeb Inc.com, a television Internet portal and search engine, reached agreement with the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).17 Mar 2000 - 12:00am
Mainland-based MyWeb, the Web site facing legal action from some of the world's leading recording companies, has denied it illegally offers music files over the Internet, and say it has not even received a writ.20 Dec 1999 - 12:00am
All 73 cinemas will close on Wednesday in a protest against copyright piracy.
Singers, actors and other industry figures are expected to join a march to government offices the same day to demand more action against piracy.
President of the Hong Kong Theatres Association Chui Hin-wai said the unprecedented move aimed to show how hard the industry was being hit.15 Mar 1999 - 12:00am
A YEAR ago China signed landmark international trade pacts aimed at tackling the country's chronic problem with music piracy.5 May 1996 - 12:00am
THREATS against staff have prompted the music industry to close an office in southern China which acts as a watchdog against compact disc piracy.
A source said the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry office in Guangzhou would shut to protect its 15 employees.
'They have been threatened by those connected with CD plants,' he said.12 Dec 1995 - 12:00am
CHINA'S crackdown on copyright piracy has met strong resistance in the southeastern coastal areas where government officials are involved in the lucrative industry, an industry executive said.25 Jul 1994 - 12:00am
THE local music industry is losing at least 30 per cent of its gross annual takings and is in serious danger of going into the red before the end of this year because not enough is being done to combat compact disc piracy.15 Mar 1994 - 12:00am