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International Federation of the Phonographic Industry

Labels' stars missing from awards show as industry stand-off lingers

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

Volume low at music fair without major labels

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

Players try new tack against pirates

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

Music giant seeking tougher piracy laws

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

Online piracy a serious issue says study

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

Kuala Lumpur puts software pirates on notice

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

Artistes unite in protest

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

Mainland music piracy booming

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 settles songs suit

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

MyWeb in dark over piracy writ from music firms

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

Cinemas to shut for anti-piracy march

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

Beijing fails in pirate music battle

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 prompt closure of piracy watchdog

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

Resistance to moves against CD piracy

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

Rise of the pirate bloodsuckers

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