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...Napster NEW YORK -- Universal Media Group has sued Bertelsmann AG, claiming the German media giant's backing of the...Music Group Web site: http://www.umusic.com Bertelsmann AG Web site: http://www.bertelsmann.com...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/05/15/ent_372643.shtml
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...executives resign NEW YORK - The top two executives at BMG Entertainment, the music division of German media conglomerate Bertelsmann AG, are resigning less than a week after the company announced an online song-distribution partnership with Napster...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/11/07/bus_299150.shtml
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Sale of Mets completed

...million, with the company owning 95 percent of the team and Wilpon owning 5 percent. When Doubleday & Co. was sold to Bertelsmann AG in 1986, the publisher sold its shares of the team for $80.75 million to Wilpon and Nelson Doubleday, who became...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/08/24/bas_354546.shtml
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...assumption of CeCorr's $92 million debt. Publishing acquisition complete NEW YORK -- German media conglomerate Bertelsmann AG has completed its acquisition of Random House, combining the biggest U.S. book publisher with its Bantam Doubleday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/02/bus_232322.shtml
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Efforts to protect songs on CDs fail

...public relations backlash that hit Sony BMG, the second-largest music label, half owned by Sony Corp. and half by Bertelsmann AG. "I think they've set back audio CD protection by years," said Richard M. Smith, an Internet privacy and security...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/11/19/bus_24203.shtml
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Sony BMG fiasco shows copy protection still an experiment in progress

...relations backlash that hit Sony BMG, the second-largest music label, half-owned by Sony Corp. and half by Bertelsmann AG. "I think they've set back audio CD protection by years," said Richard M. Smith, an Internet privacy and security...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/11/22/bus_25144.shtml
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International competition squeezing German e-commerce startups

...and director of business development for the merged company. Meanwhile, big German players, such as media giant Bertelsmann AG, are now looking to flex their own muscle in their home market. Bertelsmann sold off its half stake in the Internet...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/04/02/tec_285790.shtml
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'American Idol' has global reach

...international marketplace. And it's been very, very successful," said David Ellender, chief executive officer of Bertelsmann AG-owned FremantleMedia Enterprises, whose FremantleMedia North America produces the program (with 19 Entertainment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/05/24/tel_82621.shtml
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...to boost its stock price, including spinning off some of its holdings. SONY CORP. said Tuesday that it is buying Bertelsmann AG out of their 50-50 music venture Sony BMG for $900 million, giving it full ownership of a roster of artists including...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2008-08-06/business-briefs
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Recording industry's anti-piracy campaign targets retail outlets

...make the counterfeit products. The RIAA represents AOL Time Warner, EMI Group, Sony Corp., Vivendi Universal and Bertelsmann AG. On the Net: Recording Industry Association of America: http://www.riaa.org

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/12/18/bus_364602.shtml
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