Information status: Current


The internet company AOL controversially bought the publishing conglomerate on a flood of dot-com ballyhoo; dropped the 'AOL' from its name September 2003.

Then in December 2009 AOL spun off again from the media group.

As far as we know, this information is Current. If you find errors, please let us know.

Rights for Creators

National Writers Union

What does Time-Warner do?

Follow the link below to see the publications, radio and TV channels and websites directly run by Time-Warner. We believe the list is complete.

* Time-Warner titles, channels, etc

Time-Warner website

What does Time-Warner have to say for itself? Visit its corporate website - the one with real information for money people, not the one for punters - linked below.


Who owns Time-Warner?
What else does it have a stake in?

Below is information gathered up to 2014-08-19 on shareholdings in and by this media owner.

Known media shareholdings - click ? to email the informant
2003_05: _Advance held a minority stake in _AOLTW [source? 2
2003_05: _Liberty held a minority stake in _AOLTW [source? 3
2003_05: _Vivendi held a 26.8 M share stake in _AOLTW [source? 4
2001_07: _AOLTW held a 100% stake in _IPC [source? 5
2000_07: _AOLTW held a 71.2% stake in _tvn [source? 6

More on this owner
(from journalists' points of view)

These are selected pieces about this media owner. At present most come from the NUJ's London Freelance Branch newsletter the Freelance, because it already has an extensive online archive.

Year_mo Title Source
2010_01 Musicians sue for up to $6 billion in Canada [Freelance]
2008_10 Merlin - one to watch? music independents' forum [Freelance]
2008_02 All you gotta do is pay me! Writer's rant [Freelance]
2007_04 The Gong Entertainment Weekly [Freelance]
2006_10 Screw your courage to whatever and their contract... [Freelance]
2006_10 New musical excess don't sign that contract! [Freelance]
2003_11 Real change needed at TimeWarner [NWU]
2003_07 Puretunes promises to pay creators for dowloads industry to sue, though [BBC]
2003_06 NWU launches US "Rights for Creators" website [Freelance]
2003_03 Music stars urged to claim royalties [BBC]
2003_01 Hogwash harried NWU vs AOL [Freelance]
2003_01 Beware the Witch of Work-for-Hire! NWU announcement [Freelance]
2002_10 AOL Time Warner "The Copyright Snatchers" [Freelance]
2002_10 Media giants demand ISPs block Web sites [The Register]
2002_10 Surrealist lawyers in virtual space [Freelance]
2002_09 IPC: Insist on Photo Copyright [Freelance]
2002_08 New IPC rights-grab outline response from EPUK [EPUK]
2002_05 Powder steals a march [Freelance]
2000_12 Supreme challenge NWU goes to top court [Freelance]
1996_09 People aren't so human [Freelance]

Information on this owner is maintained by who will be pleased to receive information about Time-Warner but cannot guarantee to answer questions. Let us know if you have ownership information or can help support this research, or if you can correct the ownership of a title

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