Intellectual Property Copyrights

  • Sept 14- A small number of U.S.-based startups are harvesting data about the hundreds of millions people who illegally stream movies, TV shows and music in a bid to create a new advertising market. The biggest of these startups, Tru Optik, signed a deal earlier this year to share its data with New York media agency Mindshare, a division of GroupM, which is owned by WPP,...

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 8- Playboy won a legal fight to stop a website from posting links to images published without permission on Thursday, a decision which could have far wider consequences across the Internet. Sanoma, Playboy's Dutch publisher had sought to get website GeenStijl, which describes itself as one of the most visited news websites in the Netherlands, to...

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 8- Playboy won a legal fight to stop a website from posting links to images published without permission on Thursday, a decision which could have far wider consequences across the internet. Sanoma, Playboy's Dutch publisher had sought to get website GeenStijl, which describes itself as one of the most visited news websites in the Netherlands, to...

  • 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.

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    Rock band Queen tweeted on Tuesday its disapproval of Donald Trump using their classic hit "We are the champions," USA Today reports.

  • 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.

  • The jury's verdict, which found substantial differences between "Stairway to Heaven" and Spirit's instrumental track "Taurus," followed a weeklong federal court trial in Los Angeles that had called into question the originality of the 1971 song by Led Zeppelin, one of the top-selling rock acts of all time. The jury found Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant and...

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

  • A court in Shanghai held a hearing on Tuesday, a Disney spokeswoman confirmed to Reuters. Disney is making a major push into China with the recent opening of a $5.5 billion theme park in Shanghai, its first on the mainland, while its animated movies including "Zootopia" and "Big Hero 6" have been big box office hits in the country. "The Autobots" drew ire from netizens in...

  • NEW YORK, June 16- Video-sharing website Vimeo LLC cannot be held liable for copyright infringement for unknowingly hosting older music uploaded by its users, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Thursday, dealing a blow to record labels seeking broader protections. In a victory for internet service providers, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York also held...

  • NEW YORK, June 16- Video-sharing website Vimeo LLC cannot be held liable for copyright infringement for unknowingly hosting older music uploaded by its users, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Thursday, dealing a blow to record labels seeking broader protections. In a victory for internet service providers, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York also held...

  • 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.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 26- A U.S. jury handed Alphabet's Google a major victory on Thursday in a long-running copyright lawsuit against Oracle Corp, saying the law allowed Google's use of Oracle's software to create its Android smartphone operating system.

  • JURY RULES FOR GOOGLE ON FAIR USE IN ORACLE SOFTWARE COPYRIGHT TRIAL-HEARING.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 23- Oracle Corp filed a multibillion-dollar copyright lawsuit against Google because Oracle failed in its own attempts to enter the smartphone market, a Google attorney said in closing arguments on Monday. In a retrial at U.S. District Court in San Francisco, Oracle Corp has claimed Google's Android smartphone operating system violated its...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 23- Oracle Corp filed a multibillion-dollar copyright lawsuit against Google because Oracle failed in its own attempts to enter the smartphone market, a Google attorney said in closing arguments on Monday. In court on Monday, Google attorney Robert Van Nest played a video of a speech by Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison praising "our friends at...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 17- Longtime customers dramatically reduced the amount of licensing revenue they paid to use Oracle products after Google stole its copyrighted software to enter the smartphone market, Oracle's co-chief executive Safra Catz told jurors on Tuesday. In a trial at San Francisco federal court, Oracle Corp has claimed Google's Android...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 16- Oracle Corp did not acquire Sun Microsystems in 2009 in order to launch a copyright lawsuit against Google, but rather to protect its products that relied on Sun's software, Oracle co-Chief Executive Safra Catz told jurors on Monday. In a trial at San Francisco federal court, Oracle claims Google's Android smartphone operating system...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 5- Even if a jury orders Alphabet Inc's Google to pay the full $8.8 billion sought by Oracle Corp in an upcoming San Francisco copyright trial over the Android operating system, shareholders and analysts say it will likely have little impact on the search giant's bottom line. Google took in $75 billion in revenue in 2015, so even a large verdict...