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  • July 7- Oracle Corp said its copyright infringement lawsuit against software support services company Rimini Street Inc and the smaller rival's Chief Executive Seth Ravin would go to trial in September. Oracle said on Tuesday that it was seeking more than $200 million in damages and an injunction on Rimini's current business model. The U.S. District Court in...

  • DUESSELDORF/ FRANKFURT, July 1- A German court reaffirmed on Wednesday that YouTube was only responsible for blocking copyright-infringing videos which had been brought to its attention, but the judicial panel said the Google video unit could do more to stop breaches. A spokesman for Google in Germany said it would wait until the court's detailed reasoning is...

  • Google's YouTube loses appeal in German copyright case Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 8:17 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, July 1- A German regional court has ruled that Google's video-sharing website YouTube must prevent users from posting material that infringes copyright law once such a video has been brought to its attention. In a case brought by German performing rights organization Gema, the regional court of Hamburg on Wednesday upheld the ruling of a lower...

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, June 29- Oracle Corp won a major legal victory on Monday in a closely watched copyright case involving the company's Java programming language as the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear Google Inc's appeal. The decision upholds a ruling that allows Oracle to seek licensing fees for the use of some of the Java language.

  • SUPREME COURT DECLINES TO HEAR GOOGLE APPEAL IN SOFTWARE COPYRIGHT DISPUTE WITH ORACLE.

  • Artists band together for streaming rights Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 8:49 AM ET
    Artists band together for streaming rights

    Al Di Meola, Di Meola Records explains why he thinks streaming is criminal activity and shares his thoughts on the future of the music industry.

  • June 18- Justin Bieber and Usher were ordered by a U.S. appeals court on Thursday to face a $10 million lawsuit claiming the singers illegally copied parts of a song composed by two Virginia songwriters. By a 3-0 vote, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond revived a May 2013 lawsuit by Devin Copeland, an R&B singer known as De Rico, and his songwriting...

  • Justin Bieber, Usher ordered to face copyright lawsuit Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 1:30 PM ET

    June 18- Singers Justin Bieber and Usher were ordered by a U.S. appeals court on Thursday to face a $10 million lawsuit claiming they illegally copied parts of a song composed by two Virginia songwriters. By a 3-0 vote, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond revived a May 2013 lawsuit by Devin Copeland, an R&B singer known as De Rico, and his songwriting...

  • NEW YORK, May 27- A U.S. judge in California allowed a class action lawsuit to proceed on Wednesday against satellite-radio company Sirius XM Holdings Inc over the payment of royalties for songs produced before 1972, in a case that is being closely watched for its implications for digital media. Gutierrez ruled last September that, under California state law,...

  • NEW YORK, May 27- A U.S. judge in California on Wednesday allowed a class action lawsuit to proceed against satellite-radio company Sirius XM Holdings Inc over the payment of royalties for songs made before 1972..

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, May 26- The Obama administration on Tuesday sided against Google Inc and said the U.S. Supreme Court should not hear the company's appeal in a case against Oracle Corp with wide implications for the technology industry, according to a court filing. Oracle won a federal appeals court ruling last year that allows it to copyright parts of...

  • He ordered Sony and Mayimba Music, owner of the rights to the song "Loca con su Tiguere," composed by Ramon Arias Vasquez, to appear for a seven-day hearing in August on what Sony says is proof a cassette tape at the center of the copyright accusations was fabricated. Since several of Sony's new witnesses might have trouble obtaining visas to travel to the United...

  • WASHINGTON, May 26- The Obama administration on Tuesday sided against Google Inc and said the U.S. Supreme Court should not hear the company's appeal in a case against Oracle Corp with wide implications for the technology industry, according to a court filing. Oracle won a federal appeals court ruling last year that allows it to copyright parts of Java, while...

  • WASHINGTON, May 26- The Obama administration on Tuesday sided against Google Inc and said the U.S. Supreme Court should not hear the company's appeal in a case against Oracle Corp with wide implications for the technology industry, according to a court filing. The case involves how much copyright protection should extend to the Java programming language.

  • SUPREME COURT SHOULD NOT HEAR GOOGLE INC APPEAL IN SOFTWARE COPYRIGHT CASE AGAINST ORACLE CORP- FILING.

  • Pandora vows to appeal BMI court ruling Friday, 15 May 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Pandora vows to appeal BMI court ruling

    Pandora said it would appeal a court ruling that could force it to pay more in royalties.

  • The settlement ends a four-year legal battle and came as Grooveshark's parent company, Escape Media Group, was facing hundreds of millions of dollars in damages in a trial set to begin in federal court in Manhattan on May 4. Nine record companies, including Arista Music, Sony Music Entertainment, UMG Recordings, and Warner Bros Records, sued Escape Media Group for...

  • Grooveshark and its parent Escape Media Group were not immediately reachable for comment. A U.S. judge ruled last week that Gainesville, Florida- based Grooveshark's copyright violations on nearly 5,000 songs were "willful" and made "in bad faith." Nine record companies including Arista Music, Sony Music Entertainment, UMG Recordings, and Warner Bros Records,...

  • District Judge Thomas Griesa, who will preside over the trial in federal court in Manhattan, said in a court order on Thursday that because of Grooveshark's actions he will tell jurors they can choose to award the statutory maximum of $150,000 in damages per song. But if the jury awards that amount, Grooveshark's parent company, Escape Media Group Inc, could be...

  • District Judge Thomas Griesa, who will preside over the trial in federal court in Manhattan, said in a court order on Thursday that because of Grooveshark's actions he will tell jurors they can choose to award the statutory maximum of $150,000 in damages per song. But if the jury awards that amount, Grooveshark's parent company, Escape Media Group Inc, could be...