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Apple Threatens to Shut Down iTunes

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This coming Thursday, the Copyright Royalty Board is expected to rule on a request by the National Music Publisher's Association to increase royalty rates paid to its members for online purchases as much as 66%...

Music biz loses Net royalties fight in Canada

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The music industry's efforts to recoup money lost from Internet piracy were thwarted yet again Wednesday. The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Internet service providers don't have to pay royalties to composers...

French Group Seeks Royalties on IPod

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A French association representing recorded music rights holders threatened Wednesday to take Apple Computer Inc. to court in a dispute over lost music royalties. The argument centers on a fee levied in France on sales...

Record Industry Wants Royalties for Used CD Sales

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The industry worries that the expanding used market is cannibalizing new-CD sales, as well as promoting piracy by allowing consumers to buy, record and sell back discs while retaining their own digitally pristine copies. ...

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