Intellectual Property Copyrights

  • Nov 15- A U.S. federal judge has recommended that a $10 million lawsuit accusing Justin Bieber and Usher of illegally copying parts of their song "Somebody to Love" from two Virginia songwriters should be dismissed. In a report on Monday, Magistrate Judge Douglas Miller said Devin Copeland and his cousin Mareio Overton failed to show that Bieber and Usher had...

  • Nov 15- A U.S. federal judge has recommended that a $10 million lawsuit accusing Justin Bieber and Usher of illegally copying parts of their song "Somebody to Love" from two Virginia songwriters should be dismissed. In a report on Monday, Magistrate Judge Douglas Miller said Devin Copeland and his cousin Mareio Overton failed to show that Bieber and Usher had...

  • Nov 15- A U.S. federal judge has recommended that a $10 million lawsuit accusing Justin Bieber and Usher of illegally copying parts of their song "Somebody to Love" from two Virginia songwriters should be dismissed. In a report on Monday, Magistrate Judge Douglas Miller said Devin Copeland and his cousin Mareio Overton failed to show that Bieber and Usher had...

  • Nov 15- A U.S. federal judge has recommended that a $10 million lawsuit accusing Justin Bieber and Usher of illegally copying parts of their song "Somebody to Love" from two Virginia songwriters should be dismissed. In a report on Monday, Magistrate Judge Douglas Miller said Devin Copeland and his cousin Mareio Overton failed to show that Bieber and Usher had...

  • Nov 15- A U.S. federal judge has recommended that a $10 million lawsuit accusing Justin Bieber and Usher of illegally copying parts of their song "Somebody to Love" from two Virginia songwriters should be dismissed. In a report on Monday, Magistrate Judge Douglas Miller said Devin Copeland and his cousin Mareio Overton failed to show that Bieber and Usher had...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 25- A U.S. appeals court ruled on Tuesday that record companies and music publishers that once formed part of EMI Group Ltd could pursue additional copyright infringement claims in a long-running lawsuit over defunct online music storage firm MP3tunes. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York also rejected an appeal by MP3tunes founder...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 25- A U.S. appeals court ruled on Tuesday that record companies and music publishers that once formed part of EMI Group Ltd could pursue additional copyright infringement claims in a long-running lawsuit over defunct online music storage firm MP3tunes. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York also rejected an appeal by MP3tunes founder...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • Getty says Google promotes piracy

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