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Intellectual Property Copyrights

  • WASHINGTON, June 19- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a closely watched copyright dispute known as the "dancing baby" case over a company's move to take down a home video posted online showing a toddler joyfully bouncing to the late pop star Prince's song "Let's Go Crazy." The case pitted a Pennsylvania woman, Stephanie Lenz, against record company...

  • WASHINGTON, June 19- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a closely watched copyright dispute known as the "dancing baby" case over a company's move to take down a home video posted online showing a toddler joyfully bouncing to the late pop star Prince's song "Let's Go Crazy." The case pitted a Pennsylvania woman, Stephanie Lenz, against record company...

  • BRUSSELS, June 14- Swedish website Pirate Bay may have to amend its file-sharing practices after Europe's top court said it may be breaking copyright rules by helping users download films, TV shows and music for free. File-sharing websites such as Pirate Bay and Torrentz have angered music and film companies by providing a platform where users can illegally...

  • WASHINGTON, March 27- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a bid by major record labels to revive copyright infringement claims against video-sharing website Vimeo LLC for hosting content that included songs by famed bands such as the Beatles, the Jackson 5 and the Beach Boys without permission. The high court's action was a blow to Vivendi SA's...

  • WASHINGTON, March 27- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a bid by major record labels to revive copyright infringement claims against video-sharing website Vimeo LLC for hosting content that included songs by famed bands such as the Beatles, the Jackson 5 and the Beach Boys without permission. The high court's action was a blow to Vivendi SA's...

  • MILAN/ FRANKFURT, March 6- Facebook Inc has suspended its location-sharing feature in Italy after a Milan court ruled last year that the social networking giant had violated competition and copyright laws by effectively copying a similar app from a local start-up. Facebook said it has discontinued offering what it now calls Nearby Places in Italy while it...

  • REQUEST FOLLOWS $500 MLN COPYRIGHT VERDICT AGAINST FACEBOOK'S OCULUS VIRTUAL REALITY UNIT ON FEB. 1.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 16- Sirius XM Holdings Inc on Thursday won the dismissal of a New York copyright lawsuit over the satellite radio company's playing of older songs by the 1960 s band The Turtles and other artists, reducing the size of a related settlement between both sides in November. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York accepted a Dec. 20 ruling by the...

  • FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2012 file photo, Kim Dotcom, the founder of the file-sharing website Megaupload, comments after he was granted bail and released in Auckland, New Zealand. In the eyes of New Zealand immigration authorities in 2010, Kim Dotcom's money trumped his criminal past. Documents released to The Associated Press this week under New Zealand public records laws show that immigration officials granted the Megaupload founder residency that year after deciding the money he could bring t

    Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom will be allowed to livestream his legal bid to halt his extradition to the United States, a New Zealand judge ruled.

  • You would think this is a McDonald's, but don't be fooled

    A restaurant in Ukraine not only used an old McDonald's building for their location, but they also used the golden 'M' arches all over their branded food.

  • Cars Mechanical Institute, Lightning McQueen.

    Walt Disney has taken three Chinese firms to court over concerns local animation "The Autobots" copied elements from Disney's hit movie "Cars."

  • Madonna wins copyright lawsuit over 'Vogue'

    An appeals court ruled the pop star did not violate copyright law when her producer allegedly borrowed pieces of music from the song 'Love Break.'

  • Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google

    A jury has ruled in favor of Google on fair use in a software copyright trial with Oracle.

  • Getty says Google promotes piracy

    The photo agency plans to file a complaint in Brussels, claiming the search engine unfairly undermines its business.

  • Kim Dotcom loses bid to block extradition

    The German tech entrepreneur faces charges for copyright infringement and money laundering

  • EU copyright laws may hit tech firms

    The European Union's executive arm proposed wide-ranging copyright legislation.

  • Apple speeds up electric-car effort.

    Car owners and computer security researchers can modify automobile software without incurring some U.S. copyright liability, according to new guidelines.

  • Twitter suspends accounts for two sport publications

    Twitter suspended accounts of sports publications, Deadspin and SBNation, after sports organizations accused the accounts of violating its copyright protections.

  • The newest version of the Batmobile from “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

    Batman won't have to worry about Batmobile knockoffs after a court ruled Wednesday the caped crusader's vehicle is entitled to copyright protection.

  • 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.